The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare

The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare

by John Russell Brown
     
 

The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare is a major collaborative book about plays in performance. Thirty authoritative accounts describe in illuminating detail how some of theatre’s most talented directors have brought Shakespeare’s texts to the stage. Each chapter has a revealing story to tell as it explores a new and revitalising

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The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare is a major collaborative book about plays in performance. Thirty authoritative accounts describe in illuminating detail how some of theatre’s most talented directors have brought Shakespeare’s texts to the stage. Each chapter has a revealing story to tell as it explores a new and revitalising approach to the most familiar works in the English language.

A must-have work of reference for students of both Shakespeare and theatre, this book presents some of the most acclaimed productions of the last hundred years in a variety of cultural and political contexts. Each entry describes a director’s own theatrical vision, and methods of rehearsal and production. These studies chart the extraordinary feats of interpretation and innovation that have given Shakespeare’s plays enduring life in the theatre.

Notable entries include: Ingmar Bergman
• Peter Brook
• Declan Donnellan
• Tyrone Guthrie
• Peter Hall
• Fritz Kortner
• Robert Lepage
• Joan Littlewood
• Ninagawa Yukio
• Joseph Papp
• Roger Planchon
• Max Reinhardt
• Giorgio Strehler
• Deborah Warner
• Orson Welles
• Franco Zeffirelli

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415400442
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/10/2008
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Ingmar Bergman. Rikard Loman Peter Brook. Maria Shevtsova Glen Byam Shaw. Nick Walton Deguchi Norio. Mika Eglington Declan Donellan. Paul Prescott Peter Gill. John Burgess Harley Granville Barker. Christopher McCullough Tyrone Guthrie. Robert Shaughnessy Peter Hall. Peter Holland Terry Hands. Peter Breen Henry Irving. Russell Jackson Fritz Kortner. Klaus Volkner Michael Langham. Kevin Ewert Robert Lepage. Karen Fricker Joan Littlewood. Lesley Wade Ninagawa Yukio. Shoichiro Kawai Trevor Nunn. Martin White Joseph Papp. Pat Lennox Iden Payne. Frank Hildy Roget Planchon. Gerry McCarthy William Poel. Peter Thomson Max Reinhardt. Peter Marx Barry Rutter. Christian M. Billing Mark Rylance. Bridget Escolme Peter Stein. Michael Patterson Giorgio Strehler. Donald McManus Julie Taymor. Douglas Lanier Deborah Warner. Carol Rutter Orson Welles. Matthew Smith Peter Zadek. Michael Raab Franco Zeffirelli. Tom Matheson

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