The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage / Edition 1

by Stanley Wells
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052179711X

ISBN-13: 9780521797115

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This Companion is designed for readers interested in past and present productions of the plays and to accompany the increasing number of courses devoted to the history of Shakespeare in performance. It addresses both British and international performance, from subjects such as British performing tradition, and Shakespearean developments to broader cultural concerns

Overview

This Companion is designed for readers interested in past and present productions of the plays and to accompany the increasing number of courses devoted to the history of Shakespeare in performance. It addresses both British and international performance, from subjects such as British performing tradition, and Shakespearean developments to broader cultural concerns, tragic and comic acting, women performers of Shakespeare, and touring companies, among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521797115
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
886,684
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Shakespeare plays on Renaissance stages Gary Taylor; 2. Improving Shakespeare: from the Restoration to Garrick Jean I. Marsden; 3. Romantic Shakespeare Jane Moody; 4. Pictorial Shakespeare Richard W. Schoch; 5. Reconstructive Shakespeare: reproducing Elizabethan and Jacobean stages Marion O'Connor; 6. Twentieth-century performance: the Stratford and London companies Robert Smallwood; 7. The tragic actor and Shakespeare Simon Williams; 8. The comic actor and Shakespeare Peter Thomson; 9. Women and Shakespearean performance Penny Gay; 10. International Shakespeare Anthony B. Dawson; 11. Touring Shakespeare Peter Holland; 12. Shakespeare on the political stage in the twentieth century Wilhelm Hortmann; 13. Shakespeare in North America Michael A. Morrison; 14. Shakespeare on the stages of Asia John Gillies, Ryuta Minami, Ruru Li and Poonam Trivedi; 15. Shakespeare and Africa Martin Banham, Roshni Mooneeram and Jane Plastow; Further reading; Index.

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