Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action to the Word

Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action to the Word

by Regina Buccola, Peter Kanelos

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609090708
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Regina Buccola is associate professor of English at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She is the author of Fairies, Fractious Women, and the Old Faith: Fairy Lore in Early Modern British Drama and Culture.

Peter Kanelos is an assistant professor in the department of fine and performing arts at Loyola University Chicago. He is the editor of Thunder at a Playhouse: Essaying Shakespeare and the Early Modern Stage.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Regina Buccola Peter Kanelos 3

Part I

1 Chicago First Terry Teachout 27

2 Catapulting Shakespeare into the Present 30

The Artistic Vision of Barbara Gaines Regina Buccola

3 Barbara, Shakespeare, and Me Jonathan Abarbanel 52

4 The Spatial Rhetoric of Chicago Shakespeare Theater Jonathan Walker 57

Part II

5 This Ones for the Girls 77

Millennial Ladies in Josie Rourke's Twelfth Night Alicia Tomasian

6 Short Shakespeare! and the Corruption of the Young Jeffrey Gore 95

7 Doing Things with Words … and, Sometimes, Swords Peter Sagal 99

Part III

8 Chicago Shakespeare Simon Callow 111

9 Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Canadians Richard Ouzounian 113

10 The Framing of the Shrew Gina M. Di Salvo 117

11 Michael Bogdanov 140

An International Director's The Winter's Tale at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Bradley Greenburg

12 Risky Business 155

Rose Rage at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Clark Hulse

Part IV

13 In Defense of Ruffled Feathers Michael Billington 181

14 "Never did young man fancy" 186

Troilus and Cressida and Chicago Shakespeare Theater Peter Kanelos

15 At Home with Shakespeare 208

Merry Wives on Stage Wendy Wall

16 Two Merchants 229

The Glow of the Roaring Twenties and the Shadow of 9/11 Michael Shapiro

17 Gender Blending and Masquerade in As You Like It and Twelfth Night Wendy Doniger 248

Notes on Contributors 271

Index 275

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