Shakespeare on the German Stage, Volume 2: The Twentieth Century

Shakespeare on the German Stage, Volume 2: The Twentieth Century

by Wilhelm Hortmann
     
 

A history of Shakespeare performance in the German-speaking theatre of the twentieth century.See more details below

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A history of Shakespeare performance in the German-speaking theatre of the twentieth century.

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"...it is a masterpiece of its kind." John Rouse, Theatre Journal

"... this superb and richly illustrated work completes an exhaustively researched history of Shakespearean production within the broader framework of German-speaking theater.... Of special interest are the vivid, dramatic, and witty descriptions of important productions, including audience and critical reactions." Choice

"...offers a rich harvest to al lthose who wish to study twentieth-century uses of the plays in aid of uderstanding and assimilating Shakespeare now nad in the century to come." Shakespeare Quarterly

"...his book is a tremendous source of information not only for students of Shakespeare but also for scholars of German cultural history and for theater directors looking for inspiration for their own productions... without a doubt the most comprehensive survey of modern German Shakespeare productions published anywhere, and as such, it is a most welcome addition to international Shakespeare studies." Wilhelm Werthern, Modern Philology

"...containing as this volume does an extraordinary amount of reliable factual information on main currents of Shakespeare interpretation on the stages of Switzerland, Austria, the GDR, and the Federal Republic of Germany (before and after the merger of the last two entities), this is an essential book for university libraries." The German Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521121682
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/29/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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