Shakespeare and Character: Theory, History, Performance and Theatrical Persons

Shakespeare and Character: Theory, History, Performance and Theatrical Persons


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230572621
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Palgrave Shakespeare Studies Series
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

JAMES E. BERG is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA
ANDRÉ G. BOURASSA is Professor Emeritus at the École supérieure de théâtre at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Canada
MICHAEL BRISTOL teaches in the Department of English at McGill University, Canada
ANTHONY DAWSON is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, Canada
WILLIAM DODD formerly taught English Literature at the Universities of Bologna and Siena, Italy
ANDREW JAMES HARTLEY is the Distinguished Chair of Shakespeare Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
LEANORE LIEBLEIN researches on the performing body at McGill University, Canada
TREVOR PONECH is Associate Professor of English at McGill University, Canada
CAMILLE WELLS SLIGHTS is Professor Emerita at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
MYRNA WYATT SELKIRK teaches on the Drama and Theatre Program in the English Department at McGill University, Canada
ROBERT WEIMANN is Professor Emeritus of Drama at University of California, Irvine, USA
SARAH WERNER is the director of the Folger-GW Undergraduate Research Seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library, USA

Table of Contents

Contents Preface Notes on Contributors Introduction; P.Yachnin and J.Slights PART I: THEORY Confusing Shakespeare's Characters with Real People: Reflections on Reading in Four Questions; M.Bristol The Reality of Fictive Cinematic Characters; T.Ponech Character as Dynamic Identity: From Fictional Interaction Script to Performance; W.Dodd PART II: HISTORY Personnage : History, Philology, Performance; A.G.Bourassa The Properties of Character in King Lear ; J.Berg Embodied Intersubjectivity and the Creation of Early Modern Character; L.Lieblein PART III: PERFORMANCE Metatheater and the Performance of Character in The Winter's Tale ; P.Yachnin and M.W.Selkirk Character, Agency and the Familiar Actor; A.J.Hartley The Actor-Character in 'Secretly Open' Action: Doubly Encoded Personation on Shakespeare's Stage; R.Weimann PART IV: THEATRICAL PERSONS Is Timon a Character?; A.Dawson When is a bastard not a bastard? Character in King John ; C.Slights Arming Cordelia: Character and Performance; S.Werner Bibliography Index

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