Studying Shakespeare In Performance

Author: John Russell Brown
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137268247
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Studying Shakespeare In Performance from the Author: John Russell Brown. John Russell Brown is arguably the most influential scholar in the field of Shakespeare in performance. This collection brings together and makes accessible his most important writings across the past half-century or so. Ranging across space, words, audiences, directors and themes, the book maps John Russell Brown's search for a fuller understanding of Shakespeare's plays in performance. New introductory notes for each chapter give a fascinating insight into his critical and scholarly journey. Together the essays provide an authoritative and engaging account of how to study Shakespeare's plays as texts for performance. Drawing readers into a wide variety of approaches and debates, this book will be important and provocative reading for anyone studying Shakespeare or staging one of his plays.

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.

Shakespeare In Performance

Author: Frank Occhiogrosso
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874137767
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Shakespeare In Performance from the Author: Frank Occhiogrosso. The essays in this book deal with the nature of performance criticism, performance history, state and screen productions of Shakespeare and the physical playhouse. These essays, by John Russell Brown, James Bulman, Ralph Berry, Herbert Coursen, Jay Halio, James Lusardi, June Schlueter, Harry Keyishian, Alan Dessen, Pauline Kiernan, and Marvin Rosenberg, represent some of the best current thinking on the roles of performance in criticism of Shakespeare.

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.

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
ISBN: 9780713683608
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Much Ado About Nothing from the Author: William Shakespeare. The audio CD with this edition ofMuch Ado About Nothingcontainsaseries of unique recordings to illustrate how different actors placetheir own interpretation on the play. Hear Sir John Gielgud as Benedickand Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Beatrice in a 1950 production. Compare thatto a contemporary version from 2003. There are also superb performancesfrom Alan Ayckbourn, Amanda Root and Samuel West. The text is illustrated throughout withphotographs from notableproductions, including Kenneth Branagh's 1993 film and RSC productionsfeaturing Harriet Walter, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Janet Suzman.The book also takes you behind the scenes with reproductions ofsetdrawings, costume designs and scene edits, including costume renderingsfrom the 1958 production at the Shakespeare Memorial Theater. As well as the playtext, there arearticlescovering a range of topicsincluding ‘In Production:Much Ado About Nothingthrough the Years' byJeffrey Kahan, ‘Much Ado About Nothingin Popular Culture' by DouglasLanier, ‘A Voice Coach's Perspective on Speaking Shakespeare' by AndrewWade and ‘In the Age of Shakespeare' by Thomas Garvey.The SourcebooksShakespeareMuch Ado About Nothingis an invaluable tool for studentsof all ages from GCSE to A Level and beyond.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
ISBN:
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Hamlet from the Author: William Shakespeare. The audio CD this edition ofHamletcontainsa series of uniquerecordings to illustrate how different actors place their owninterpretation on the play.Hear Sir Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in 1948and compare this to Simon Russell Beale's performance in 2003. Thereare also superb performances from Ellen Terry, John Barrymore, RichardBurton and Emma Fielding. The text is illustrated throughout withphotographs from notableproductions, including Kenneth Branagh's 1996 film and MichaelAlmereyda's 2000 version, Simon Russell Beale in New York City andRoger Rees at the Royal Shakespeare Company. The book also takes youbehind the scenes with reproductions ofset drawings, costume designsand scene edits, including drawings from a 1934 production directed bySir John Gielgud. As well as the playtext, there arearticlescovering a range of topicsincluding ‘In Production:Hamletthrough the Years' by Terri Bourus,‘Hamlet in Popular Culture' by Douglas Lanier, ‘A Voice Coach'sPerspective on Speaking Shakespeare' by Andrew Wade and ‘In the Age ofShakespeare' by Thomas Garvey.The Sourcebooks ShakespeareHamletis aninvaluable tool for students of all ages from GCSE to A Level andbeyond.

Shakespeare In Performance

Author: Ralph Berry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349228710
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Shakespeare In Performance from the Author: Ralph Berry. These studies of Shakespeare in performance take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half these studies deal with casting: doubling, Chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. The transformations of The Tempest and Dramatis Personae are analysed. Audience control is studied in King Lear, through Cordelia's asides, in Richard II with its subversive laughter, and in Henry IV with its scenic alternation of pleasure and duty. Performance is the realization of identity.

This Wide And Universal Theater

Author: David Bevington
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226044793
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This Wide And Universal Theater from the Author: David Bevington. Many readers first encounter Shakespeare’s plays in a book rather than a theater. Yet Shakespeare was through and through a man of the stage. So what do we lose when we leave Shakespeare the practitioner behind, and what do we learn when we think about his plays as dramas to be performed? David Bevington answers these questions with This Wide and Universal Theater, which explores how Shakespeare’s plays were produced both in his own time and in succeeding centuries. Making use of historical documents and the play scripts themselves, Bevington brings Shakespeare’s original stagings to life. He explains how the Elizabethan playhouse conveyed a sense of place using minimal scenery, from the Forest of Arden in As You Like It to the tavern in Henry IV, Part I. Moving beyond Shakespeare’s lifetime, Bevington shows the prodigious lengths to which eighteenth- and nineteenth-century companies went to produce spectacular effects, from flying witches in Macbeth to terrifying storms punctuating King Lear. To bring the book into the present, Bevington considers recent productions on both stage and screen, when character and language have taken precedence over spectacle. This volume brings a lifetime of study to bear on a remarkably underappreciated aspect of Shakespeare’s art. “An eminent Shakespeare scholar and author, Bevington offers a concise, lucid, and unique overview of the history of Shakespeare in various modes of performance, from stage to film to television.”—Choice “Even veteran Shakespeareans will profit from the varied reminders of how important performance and staging have always been to the interpretation of the plays.”—Renaissance Quarterly

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Sourcebooks Mediafusion
ISBN:
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Othello from the Author: William Shakespeare. The audio CD with this edition ofOthellocontainsa series of unique recordings to illustrate how different actors place their own interpretation on the play. Hear Paul Robeson's 1944 recording of Othello's speech to the senate. Compare and contrast Edwin Booth's performance in 1890 with a recording from a modern version made in 2000. There are also superb performances from Paul Scofield, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Kani and Anton Lesser. The text is illustrated throughout withphotographs from notable productions, including Stuart Burge's 1965 movie and The Shakespeare Theatre's 1997-98 season starring Patrick Stewart as Othello. The book also takes you behind the scenes with images of costume designs and set renderings, including examples of set designs from Orson Welles' 1951 production. As well as the playtext, there arearticlescovering a range of topics including ‘In Production: Othello through the Years' by Lois Potter, ‘A Voice Coach's Perspective on Speaking Shakespeare' by Andrew Wade and ‘In the Age of Shakespeare' by Thomas Garvey. TheSourcebooks Shakespeare Othelloisan invaluable tool for students of all ages from GCSE to A Level and beyond.

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.