Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida: Textual Problems and Performance Solutions

Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida: Textual Problems and Performance Solutions

by Roger Apfelbaum
     
 

This has been called one of Shakespeare's most difficult plays to stage, and for good reason: it has a range of editions, characters move in and out of the play proper to deliver lines directly to the audience at any moment, a few steps' difference in exits and entrances can cause unwanted humor or havoc, and a glance in the wrong direction can irrevocably alter the…  See more details below

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This has been called one of Shakespeare's most difficult plays to stage, and for good reason: it has a range of editions, characters move in and out of the play proper to deliver lines directly to the audience at any moment, a few steps' difference in exits and entrances can cause unwanted humor or havoc, and a glance in the wrong direction can irrevocably alter the audience's perceptions of characters, themes, and narrative. Apfelbaum (theater, Seton Hall U.) offers a scholarly approach, combining performance and bibliographical studies to work with thematic and textual issues in concert with staging. The result is a careful, moment-by-moment analysis of options in performance. Appendices include lists of editions and productions of the play. Distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874138139
Publisher:
University of Delaware Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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