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Shakespeare Survey 47: Playing Places for Shakespeare

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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current ...

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Overview

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current editor of Survey is Peter Holland. The first eighteen volumes were edited by Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 by Stanley Wells. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, available separately and as a set.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521523868
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2002
  • Series: Shakespeare Survey Series , #47
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; 1. Shakespeare played small: three speculations about the body Dennis Kennedy; 2. The architecture of the Fortune playhouse John Orrell; 3. The bare Island Andrew Gurr; 4. 'How chances it they travel?': provincial touring, playing places, and the King's Men Alan Somerset; 5. Writing for the metropolis: illegitimate performances of Shakespeare in early nineteenth-century London Jane Moody; 6. The perishable body of the unpoetic: A. C. Bradley performs Othello Mark Gauntlett; 7. Playing places for Shakespeare: the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich Franklin J. Hildy; 8. 'A fairly average sort of place': Shakespeare in Northampton, 1927–1987 Richard Foulkes; 9. The living monument: self and stage in the criticism and scholarship of M. C. Bradbrook J. R. Mulryne; 10. Stratford stages: interviews with Michael Reardon and Tim Furby, and Sam Mendes Peter Holland; 11. Dis-covering the female body: erotic exploration in Elizabethan poetry Werner Von Koppenfels; 12. Theseus' shadows in A Midsummer Night's Dream Peter Holland; 13. 'Time for such a word': verbal echoing in Macbeth George Walton Williams; 14. Shakespeare's knowledge of Italian Naseeb Shaheen; 15. Tamburlaine and Edward Alleyn's Ring S. P. Cerasano; 16. Shakespeare performances in England, 1992–1993 Peter Holland; 17. Professional Shakespeare productions in the British Isles, January–December 1992 Niky Rathbone; 18. The year's contribution to Shakespeare studies David Lindley, Martin Wiggins and H. R. Woudhuysen; Books received; Index.

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