The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage / Edition 1

by Stanley Wells
     
 

A textbook for a course on Shakespeare in performance, and complement to volumes on the plays in general and their film versions. The first chapters trace British performing tradition from the Elizabethan to the present. Others look at tragic and comic acting, women performers, and international performances. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR See more details below

Overview

A textbook for a course on Shakespeare in performance, and complement to volumes on the plays in general and their film versions. The first chapters trace British performing tradition from the Elizabethan to the present. Others look at tragic and comic acting, women performers, and international performances. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor and Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. He is General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare, editor of The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies (1986), coeditor, with Margreta de Grazia, of The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (2001), co-author of William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion (1987) and author of Shakespeare: A Dramatic Life (1995).

Sarah Stanton is Publishing Director and Senior Commissioning Editor at Cambridge University Press, in charge of the Shakespeare studies list. She has served as coeditor of Banham and Stanton, The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Theatre (Cambridge, 1996).

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
1Shakespeare plays on Renaissance stages1
2Improving Shakespeare: from the Restoration to Garrick21
3Romantic Shakespeare37
4Pictorial Shakespeare58
5Reconstructive Shakespeare: reproducing Elizabethan and Jacobean stages76
6Twentieth-century performance: the Stratford and London companies98
7The tragic actor and Shakespeare118
8The comic actor and Shakespeare137
9Women and Shakespearean performance155
10International Shakespeare174
11Touring Shakespeare194
12Shakespeare on the political stage in the twentieth century212
13Shakespeare in North America230
14Shakespeare on the stages of Asia259
15Shakespeare and Africa284
Further reading300
Index310

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