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The Death of the Actor

Shakespeare on Page and Stage

By Martin Buzacott

© 1992 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

In The Death of the Actor Martin Buzacott launches an all-out attack on contemporary theatrical practice and performance theory which identifies the actor, rather than the director, as the key creative force in the performance of Shakespeare. Because actors are absent from the site of Shakespearean meaning, he argues, the illusion of their centrality is sustained only by a rhetoric of heroism, violence and imperialism.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General