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Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance
     

Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance

by David Bevington (Contribution by), Thomas L. Berger (Contribution by), Stephen Orgel (Contribution by)
 

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Performance pedagogy does more than involve students in the acting, directing, and production work needed to bring a play text to life. It engages them in interpretation; it makes issues of structure or subtext immediate; it deepens understanding of stage history; in film, it demonstrates the role of camera, lighting, sound.

Teaching Shakespeare through

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Performance pedagogy does more than involve students in the acting, directing, and production work needed to bring a play text to life. It engages them in interpretation; it makes issues of structure or subtext immediate; it deepens understanding of stage history; in film, it demonstrates the role of camera, lighting, sound.

Teaching Shakespeare through Performance is designed for teachers of both high school and college English courses who wish to introduce performance strategies into their classroom. The volume illustrates how attention to theatrical detail can give insight into Shakespeare's work and world: the significance of an omitted exit or entrance, the role of stage directions in King Lear, costumes and transvestism on the Renaissance stage, the changing fashions of acting Juliet, how experimenting with the use of different personal props in a scene from Hamlet reveals cultural attitudes, and much more.

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High school and college English teachers who use performance strategies in their classroom explain that in addition to involving students in acting, directing, and production, the approach engages them in interpretation and issues of structure or subtext. They first clarify the difference between Elizabethan and modern theater, then explore teaching strategies. They also provide exemplary courses, films and electronic resources, and annotated guides to classroom editions and other resources. Paper edition (unseen), $22.00. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"A splendid, stimulating classroom guide.” —Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873523738
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Options for Teaching Series
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Milla Cozart Riggio is James J. Goodman Professor of English at Trinity College, Connecticut. She has published essays on Shakespeare in Shakespeare Quarterly and has worked as dramaturge on Shakespeare productions directed by, among others, Mark Lamos and Richard Schechner. She has edited The Play of Wisdom: Its Texts and Contexts and a special edition of TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies on Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

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