Coriolanus on Stage in England and America, 1609-1994

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $59.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $59.95   
  • New (3) from $124.99   
  • Used (3) from $59.95   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$124.99
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(870)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$125.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(164)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$139.45
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(273)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Coriolanus is not a comfortable play. One of the most problematic, yet intensely theatrical, of Shakespeare's dramas, its ambivalent politics, linear plot, repellent characters, unmusical poetry, and downbeat finale have taxed artistic ingenuity throughout its recorded history. Through analysis of the verbal "score," including cuts, additions, alterations, actors' interpretations, and scenographic design, John Ripley fascinatingly reconstructs the play's perennial accommodation to political and social ideologies, aesthetic fashion, actors' and directors' fancies, and changing playhouse practice. Drawing upon promptbooks and other theater documents, engravings and photographs, reviews, interviews, letters, diaries, and memoirs, he creates a richly layered account of a play persistently denied its character and rarely staged without explicit or implicit apology. From the late-seventeenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries, Coriolanus was revised to advance Tory and Whig agendas - and was even rewritten completely. In the decades preceding the French Revolution, Thomas Sheridan and John Philip Kemble evolved a production style which aestheticized the play's politics, privileged spectacle, and iconized its characters. This strategy shaped British and American productions for more than a century, apart from one bold but ineffective challenge by Edmund Kean in 1820. Laurence Olivier's groundbreaking performance at the Old Vic shortly before World War II launched two decades of romantic revivals in which politics was contained by cinematic scenography and sex appeal. The obsessive narcissism and social activism of the sixties, the ideological disillusion of the seventies and eighties, and the postmodern materialism and cynicism of the nineties all have informed more recent productions.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838637418
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Pages: 432

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
1 Introduction 13
2 The Jacobean and Caroline Era 34
3 From Tate to Thomson: The Age of Propaganda (1681-1749) 54
4 From Sheridan to Kemble: The Making of a Production Tradition (1752-1817) 95
5 The Kemble Tradition Challenged: Elliston-Kean (1820) 143
6 The Kemble Tradition in England (1819-1915) 160
7 The Kemble Tradition in America (1796-1885) 208
8 Modernism and Elizabethan Methodism (1920-1938) 240
9 From Olivier to Olivier: A Romantic Interlude (1938-1959) 270
10 Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Postmodernity (1961-1994) 299
Afterword 334
Chronological Handlist of Performances (1609-1994) 343
Notes 367
Bibliography 396
Index 414
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)