A textbook for a course on Shakespeare in performance, and complement to volumes on the plays in general and their film versions. The first chapters trace British performing tradition from the Elizabethan to the present. Others look at tragic and comic acting, women performers, and international performances. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Companions to Literature Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Shakespeare plays on Renaissance stages Gary Taylor; 2. Improving Shakespeare: from the Restoration to Garrick Jean I. Marsden; 3. Romantic Shakespeare Jane Moody; 4. Pictorial Shakespeare Richard W. Schoch; 5. Reconstructive Shakespeare: reproducing Elizabethan and Jacobean stages Marion O'Connor; 6. Twentieth-century performance: the Stratford and London companies Robert Smallwood; 7. The tragic actor and Shakespeare Simon Williams; 8. The comic actor and Shakespeare Peter Thomson; 9. Women and Shakespearean performance Penny Gay; 10. International Shakespeare Anthony B. Dawson; 11. Touring Shakespeare Peter Holland; 12. Shakespeare on the political stage in the twentieth century Wilhelm Hortmann; 13. Shakespeare in North America Michael A. Morrison; 14. Shakespeare on the stages of Asia John Gillies, Ryuta Minami, Ruru Li and Poonam Trivedi; 15. Shakespeare and Africa Martin Banham, Roshni Mooneeram and Jane Plastow; Further reading; Index.