A Directory Of Shakespeare In Performance 1970 1990

Author: J. O'Connor
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230546776
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A Directory Of Shakespeare In Performance 1970 1990 from the Author: J. O'Connor. This book offers detailed listings of all the major Shakespeare plays on stage and screen in North America. Exploring each of the play's performance history, including reviews and useful information about staging, it provides an engaging reference guide for academics and students alike.

Players Of Shakespeare 2

Author: Russell Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521389037
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Players Of Shakespeare 2 from the Author: Russell Jackson. This is the second volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Fourteen actors describe the Shakespearean roles they played in productions between 1982 and 1987. A brief biographical note is provided for each of the contributors and an introduction places the essays in the context of the Stratford and London stages, and of the music and design for the particular productions.

Talking To The Audience

Author: Bridget Escolme
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134320787
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Talking To The Audience from the Author: Bridget Escolme. This unique study investigates the ways in which the staging convention of direct address - talking to the audience - can construct selfhood, for Shakespeare's characters. By focusing specifically on the relationship between performer and audience, Talking to the Audience examines what happens when the audience are in the presence of a dramatic figure who knows they are there. It is a book concerned with theatrical illusion; with the pleasures and disturbances of seeing 'characters' produced in the moment of performance. Through analysis of contemporary productions Talking to the Audience serves to demonstrate how the study of recent performance helps us to understand both Shakespeare's cultural moment and our own. Its exploration of how theory and practice can inform each other make this essential reading for all those studying Shakespeare in either a literary or theatrical context.

Shakespeare In Performance

Author: Estelle Rivier
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443865796
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Shakespeare In Performance from the Author: Estelle Rivier. The fourteen essays included in this collection offer a range of contributions from both new and well-established scholars to the topic of Shakespeare and performance. From traditional studies of theatrical history and adaptation to explorations of Shakespeare’s plays in the circus, musical extravaganzas, the cinema, and drama at large, the collection embraces a number of performance spaces, times, and media. Shakespeare in Performance includes essays looking not only at sixteenth- and seventeenth-century stagings of the plays in England, but at productions of Shakespeare across time in the United States, France, Italy, Hungary, and Africa, underscoring the multiple embodiments and voices of Shakespeare’s art and including a variety of cultural approaches. The work is ultimately occupied with a number of questions generated by these continual iterations of Shakespeare. How can we write and trace what is ephemeral? To what purpose do we maintain the memory of past performances? How does the transmediation of Shakespeare inform the most basic interpretive acts? What motivates Shakespearean theatre across political borders? What kinds of meaning are produced by décor, movement, the actor’s virtuosity, the producer’s choices, or the audience’s response? Each essay thus, to some degree, describes and voices the now unseen.

Marketing The Bard

Author: Don-John Dugas
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826265449
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Marketing The Bard from the Author: Don-John Dugas. "Dugas credits the reemergence of Shakespeare's plays and his rise to fame in the 1700s to economic factors surrounding the theater business including the acquisition and adaptation of Shakespeare's plays by the Tonson publishing firm, which marketed collector's editions of his work, spurring a price war and rousing public interest"--Provided by publisher.

Shakespeare In Performance

Author: Ralph Berry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317646436
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Shakespeare In Performance from the Author: Ralph Berry. These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of dramatis personae are analyzed and The Tempest is viewed through the changing relationships of Prospero, Ariel and Caliban. Some of Shakespeare’s most original strategies for audience control are studied, such as Cordelia's asides in King Lear, Richard II’s subversive laughter and the scenic alternation of pleasure and duty in Henry IV. Performance is the realization of identity. The book draws on major productions up to 1992, just before the book was originally published.

Shakespeare Theory And Performance

Author: James C. Bulman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134819188
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Shakespeare Theory And Performance from the Author: James C. Bulman. Shakespeare, Theory and Performance is a groundbreaking collection of seminal essays which apply the abstract theory of Shakespearean criticism to the practicalities of performance. Bringing together the key names from both realms, the collection reflects a wide range of sources and influences, from traditional literary, performance and historical criticism to modern cultural theory. Together they raise questions about the place of performance criticism in modern and often competing debates of cultural materialism, new historicism, feminism and deconstruction. An exciting and fascinating volume, it will be important reading for students and scholars of literary and theatre studies alike.

The Oxford Handbook Of Shakespeare And Performance

Author: James C. Bulman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191510815
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The Oxford Handbook Of Shakespeare And Performance from the Author: James C. Bulman. Shakespearean performance criticism has undergone a sea change in recent years, and strong tides of discovery are continuing to shift the contours of the discipline. The essays in this volume, written by scholars from around the world, reveal how these critical cross-currents are influencing the ways we now view Shakespeare in performance. The volume is organised in four Parts. Part I interrogates how Shakespeare continues to achieve contemporaneity for Western audiences by exploring modes of performance, acting styles, and aesthetic choices regarded as experimental. Part II tackles the burgeoning field of reception: how and why audiences respond to performances as they do, or actors to the conditions in which they perform; how immersive productions turn spectators into actors; how memory and cognition shape and reshape the performances we think we saw. Part III addresses the ways in which revolutions in technology have altered our views of Shakespeare, both through the mediums of film and sound recording, and through digitalizing processes that have generated a profound reconsideration of what performance is and how it is accessed. The final Part grapples with intercultural Shakespeare, considering not only matters of cultural hegemony and appropriation in a 'global' importation of non-Western productions to Europe and North America, but also how Shakespeare has been made 'local' in performances staged or filmed in African, Asian, and Latin American countries. Together, these ground-breaking essays attest to the richness and diversity of Shakespearean performance criticism as it is practiced today, and they point the way to critical continents not yet explored.

Reading Shakespeare In Performance

Author: James P. Lusardi
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838633946
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Reading Shakespeare In Performance from the Author: James P. Lusardi. This work attempts to bring together the divided commitments of academics and theater people. Its method is threefold: scrutinizing the text for signals that may guide production, identifying and analyzing those moments that represent textual and performance cruces, and looking at ways in which performance interprets text by focusing on King Lear.

Retheorizing Shakespeare Through Presentist Readings

Author: James O'Rourke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136505083
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Retheorizing Shakespeare Through Presentist Readings from the Author: James O'Rourke. This book offers a theoretical rationale for the emerging presentist movement in Shakespeare studies and goes on to show, in a series of close readings, that a presentist Shakespeare is not an anachronism. Relying on a Brechtian aesthetic of "naïve surrealism" as the performative model of the early modern, urban, public theater, James O’Rourke demonstrates how this Brechtian model is able to capture the full range of interplays that could take place between Shakespeare’s words, the nonillusionist performance devices of the early modern stage, and the live audiences that shared the physical space of the theatre with Shakespeare’s actors. O’Rourke argues that the limitations placed upon the critical energies of early modern drama by the influential new historicist paradigm of contained subversion is based on a poetics of the sublime, which misrepresents the performative aesthetic of the theater as a self-sufficient spectacle that compels reception in its own terms. Reimagining Shakespeare as our contemporary, O’Rourke shows how the immanent critical logic of Shakespeare’s works can enter into dialogue with our most sophisticated critiques of our cultural fictions.