Shakespeare Dancing: A Theatrical Study of the Plays

Shakespeare Dancing: A Theatrical Study of the Plays

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ISBN-13: 9781403941961
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/02/2005
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

JOHN RUSSELL BROWN is Professor of Theatre at Middlesex University and was recently Visiting Professor at Columbia University, USA. He is an internationally known theatre director and author and a Former Associate Director of the National Theatre. His many books on theatre and Shakespeare include The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre, New Sites for Shakespeare, Shakespeare: The Tragedies and Shakespeare and the Theatrical Event.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- Present Laughter: Comedy in Performance (As You Like It, Much Ado about Nothing, Merchant of Venice).- Living with the Tragedies: A Progressive Experience (Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet).- Annotating Silence: Speechless Eloquence (Richard III, King Lear, Hamlet).- Accounting for Space: Choreography (Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Henry V, Coriolanus).- Awakening the Senses: An Actor's Task (Hamlet, As You Like It).- Staging the Everyday: Actual Activity (King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra).- Seeing Double: Uncertainty and Choice (Love's Labour Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, King Lear).- Criticism: Making the Plays One's Own.- Index.

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Shakespeare Dancing...gives the director or performer an exhilarating sense of the options open to them' - Samantha Ellis, Times Literary Supplement

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