Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

by Kathryn M. Moncrief
     
 

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A collection of essays originally presented on the Blackfriars stage at the American Shakesepeare Center, Shakespeare Expressed brings together scholars and practitioners, often promoting ideas that can be translated into classroom experiences. Drawing on essays presented at the Sixth Blackfriars Conference, held in October 2011, the essays focus on Shakespeare in

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A collection of essays originally presented on the Blackfriars stage at the American Shakesepeare Center, Shakespeare Expressed brings together scholars and practitioners, often promoting ideas that can be translated into classroom experiences. Drawing on essays presented at the Sixth Blackfriars Conference, held in October 2011, the essays focus on Shakespeare in performance by including work from scholars, theatrical practitioners (actors, directors, dramaturgs, designers), and teachers in a format that facilitates conversations at the intersection of textual scholarship, theatrical performance, and pedagogy. The volume’s thematic sections briefly represent some of the major issues occupying scholars and practitioners: how to handle staging choices, how modern actors embody early modern characters, how the physical and technical aspects of early modern theaters previously impacted and how they currently affect performance, and how the play texts can continue to enlighten theatrical and scholarly endeavors. A special essay on pedagogy that features specific classroom exercises also anchors each section in the collection. The result is an eclectic, stimulating, and forward-thinking look at the most current trends in early modern theater studies.

Editorial Reviews

Parergon
This book would be most helpful for pedagogical and performative purposes; both for educators seeking to incorporate practical staging issues into their classrooms and for performance practitioners. It fosters an important conversation on the role of the practical by examining factors sometimes overlooked as tangential.
Shakespeare Quarterly
Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries succeeds in capturing the spirit of the 2011 Blackfriars Conference. . . .The essays in this collection are filled with insight and provocative questions and are linked to engaging classroom activities that will invite teachers to incorporate them into their lesson planning, making the challenge of acquiring those skills more achievable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611475609
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Series:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series on Shakespeare and the Stage Series
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Kathyrn M. Moncrief is professor and chair of English at Washington College.

Kathryn R. McPherson is professor of English at Utah Valley University.

Sarah Enloe is the Director of Education at the American Shakespeare Center.

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