This lively and provocative study offers a radical reappraisal of a century of Shakespearean theatre. Topics addressed include modernist Shakespearean performance's relation with psychoanalysis, the hidden gender dynamics of the open stage movement, and the appropriation of Shakespeare himself as a dramatic fiction and theatrical icon.
About the Author
Robert Shaughnessy is Principal Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, University of Surrey Roehampton.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction PART I: DESPERATE EXPERIMENTS The Last of the Pre-Raphaelites Cambridge Irish PART II: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF TYRONE GUTHRIE Hamlet and Oedipus Biggs Revolution in Stratford PART III: THE STRANGE DEATH OF SHAKESPEARE'S ENGLAND Seeing Through Shakespeare Ruined Lear Conclusion Notes Index