In this engaging and lively book, Elizabeth Shafer captures a sense of the creative world of women directing Shakespeare. She explores the works of such prestigious directors as Joan Littlewood, actress and director Dame Judi Dench, Gale Edwards, and Jude Kelley, and she looks at a variety of productions directed by women. In interviews with the author, the directors discuss their craft, their critics, and the innovative approaches they have brought to performances of Shakespeare's plays. These thoughtful reflections on the art of directing and the challenges facing women directors will be illuminating reading for anyone interested in the world of the theater and Shakespeare.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||Lst St Martin's|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)|
About the Author
Elizabeth Schafer is a lecturer in drama and theatre studies at Royal Holloway College, the University of London. She has published several books on Renaissance drama.
Table of Contents
Part 1The Directors * Joan Littlewood * Jane Howell * Yvonne Brewster * Di Trevis * Jules Wright * Helena Kaut-Howson * Deborah Paige * Jude Kelly * Gale Edwards * Part 2The Plays * The Taming of the Shrew * Much Ado About Nothing * A Midsummer Night's Dream * The Tempest * The Winter's Tale * All's Well That Ends Well * The Merchant of Venice * King Lear * Macbeth * English History Plays: Richard II, Henry IV, Henry VI, Richard III * Roman History Plays: Titus Andronicus, Anthony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus * Part 3Women Directors: A Herstory * Before Edy Craig * Edy Craig and After * The Sixties and Seventies * Reflections