Shakespeare and the Making of Theatre

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A highly engaging text that approaches Shakespeare as a maker of theatre, as well as a writer of literature. Leading performance critics dismantle Shakespeare's texts, identifying theatrical cues in ways which develop understanding of the underlying theatricality of Shakespeare's plays and stimulate further performances.

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Overview

A highly engaging text that approaches Shakespeare as a maker of theatre, as well as a writer of literature. Leading performance critics dismantle Shakespeare's texts, identifying theatrical cues in ways which develop understanding of the underlying theatricality of Shakespeare's plays and stimulate further performances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230218673
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

BRIDGET ESCOLME Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Her publications include Talking to the Audience: Shakespeare, Performance, Self and Antony and Cleopatra in the Palgrave Shakespeare Handbooks series. She has worked as a performer and a dramaturge in the UK and USA.
STUART HAMPTON-REEVES Professor of Research-informed Teaching at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He is the author of Shakespeare in Performance: the Henry VI Plays, Shakespeare's Histories and Counter-Histories and Measure for Measure in the Shakespeare Handbooks series. He was Performance Editor for the journal Shakespeare from 2004-7 and is currently Treasurer of the British Shakespeare Association.

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Table of Contents

Preface; B.Escolme & S.Hampton-Reeves
Textual Clues and Performance Choices; M.J.Kidnie
Openings; P.Holland
Entrances & Exits; R.Conkie
Endings; P.Prescott
Visual Scores; C.Carson
Props; F.Karim-Cooper
Talking Heads; C.Chillington Rutter
Costume; B.Escolme
Fighting; S.Hampton-Reeves
Audiences; S.Werner
Sound; P.A.Skantze
Silence; R.Shaughnessy
Afterword; J.R.Brown
Bibliography
Index

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