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Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance


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Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and criticism.

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Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

1st Edition

By Various Authors
July 10, 2014

Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and ...

Garrick's Folly The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

Garrick's Folly: The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

1st Edition

By Johanne M. Stochholm
November 18, 2016

The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare. Immense interest, enthusiasm, and controversy were aroused by the plans, which ...

Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

1st Edition

By G.B. Harrison
October 17, 2016

Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth’s reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this great work is an imagining, in plain narrative, of the life of Shakespeare backed with ...

Shakespeare in Performance Castings and Metamorphoses

Shakespeare in Performance: Castings and Metamorphoses

1st Edition

By Ralph Berry
July 11, 2016

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 ...

Shakespearean Stage Production Then and Now

Shakespearean Stage Production: Then and Now

1st Edition

By Cécile de Banke
February 28, 2016

An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the...

Shylock on the Stage

Shylock on the Stage

1st Edition

By Toby Lelyveld
February 28, 2016

Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin, ...

Acting Shakespeare

Acting Shakespeare

1st Edition

By Bertram Leon Joseph
January 21, 2016

How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright’s poetry compelling for the ...

Translation, Poetics, and the Stage Six French Hamlets

Translation, Poetics, and the Stage: Six French Hamlets

1st Edition

By Romy Heylen
January 21, 2016

This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation, ...

On Directing Shakespeare

On Directing Shakespeare

1st Edition

By Ralph Berry
December 17, 2015

For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what ...

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