Shakespeare By Stages

Author by : Arthur F. Kinney
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Publisher by : Wiley-Blackwell
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Description : In this engaging text, Arthur Kinney introduces students to Shakespeare’s plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater. Introduces students to Shakespeare's plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater. Focuses on the material conditions of playing and of playgoing. Covers venues, audiences, actors, society, government and regulation. Each topic is considered in relation to a selection of Shakespeare's plays. Shows students how the plays and the context in which they were produced illuminate one another.


The Shakespearean Stage 1574 1642

Author by : Andrew Gurr
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The only authoritative, one-volume book to describe all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama.


Stages Of Play

Author by : Michael W. Shurgot
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Rather than arguing for a "unified response" among spectators, as many scholars do, the book argues that when the plays are performed on thrust stages, the audience's reactions are actually seminal to the plays' intended dramatic effects.


Stages And Playgoers

Author by : Janet Hill
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Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : Stages and Playgoers demonstrates the long, vital tradition of dialogue between stage and audience from medieval, through Tudor, to Jacobean drama. Janet Hill offers new insights into techniques of addressing playgoers from the stage and how they might have operated under particular staging conditions. Hill calls this dialogue "open address," a term that takes in a range of speeches often called "asides," "monologues," and "soliloquies." She argues that open address is a strategy that challenges playgoers, asking for answers that lie outside the stage in the playgoer/playhouse world.


Elizabethan Stage Conditions A Study Of Their Place In The Interpretation Of Shakespeare S Plays

Author by : Muriel C. Bradbrook
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Publisher by : CUP Archive
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Description : A short, vigorous and clear study of the use and misuse of our knowledge of Elizabethan stage conditions in interpreting Shakespeare's plays. After reviewing past Shakespearean criticism and showing the unsatisfactory results of treating Shakespeare as a pure poet unfettered by time and place, Professor Bradbrook explains how the bare open stage of theatres like the Globe allowed great flexibility of dramatic structure for Shakespeare and his contemporaries; she considers the degree to which the Elizabethan audience influenced the content of the plays and the effects of the conventions and peculiarities of Shakespeare's actors on his dramatic characters. She argues that an increased knowledge of Elizabethan stage conditions can prevent the interference of some preconceptions of our own age and help to make a fruitful separation between historic and appreciative criticism. This essay, long unobtainable, is now made generally available. -- Publisher's description.


Shakespeare S Theatre And The Dramatic Tradition

Author by : Louis Booker Wright
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Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : This volume presents a brief discussion about the characteristics of William Shakespeare's stages, the history of Elizabethan theaters, the physical conditions of the stage, the composition of the companies of actors, the influence of the physical nature of the stage upon the quality of the drama, and many other related topics. The plays of Shakespeare during his lifetime were performed on stages in private theaters, provincial theaters, and playhouses. His plays were acted out in the yards of bawdy inns and in the great halls of the London inns of court. Although the Globe is certainly the most well known of all the Renaissance stages associated with Shakespeare and is rightfully the primary focus of discussion, this work includes a brief introduction to some of the other Elizabethan theaters of the time in order to provide a more complete picture of the world in which Shakespeare lived and worked.


Shakespeare And The Japanese Stage

Author by : Takashi Sasayama
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Leading Japanese and Western Shakespeare scholars study the interaction of Japanese and Western conceptions of Shakespeare.


Shakespeare On Stage And Off

Author by : Kenneth Graham
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Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : Today, debates about the cultural role of the humanities and the arts are roiling. Responding to renewed calls to reassess the prominence of canonical writers, Shakespeare On Stage and Off introduces new perspectives on why and how William Shakespeare still matters. Lively and accessible, the book considers what it means to play, work, and live with Shakespeare in the twenty-first century. Contributors - including Antoni Cimolino, artistic director of the Stratford Festival - engage with contemporary stagings of the plays, from a Trump-like Julius Caesar in New York City to a black Iago in Stratford-upon-Avon and a female Hamlet on the Toronto stage, and explore the effect of performance practices on understandings of identity, death, love, race, gender, class, and culture. Providing an original approach to thinking about Shakespeare, some essays ask how the knowledge and skills associated with working lives can illuminate the playwright's works. Other essays look at ways of interacting with Shakespeare in the digital age, from Shakespearean resonances in Star Trek and Indian films to live broadcasts of theatre performances, social media, and online instructional tools. Together, the essays in this volume speak to how Shakespeare continues to enrich contemporary culture. A timely guide to the ongoing importance of Shakespearean drama, Shakespeare On Stage and Off surveys recent developments in performance, adaptation, popular culture, and education. Contributors include Russell J. Bodi (Owens State Community College), Christie Carson (Royal Holloway University of London), Brandon Christopher (University of Winnipeg), Antoni Cimolino (Stratford Festival), Jacob Claflin (College of Eastern Idaho), Lauren Eriks Cline (University of Michigan), David B. Goldstein (York University), Gina Hausknecht (Coe College), Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame), R.W. Jones (University of Texas), Christina Luckyj (Dalhousie University), Julia Reinhard Lupton (University of California, Irvine), Linda McJannet (Bentley University), Roderick H. McKeown (University of Toronto), Hayley O'Malley (University of Michigan), Amrita Sen (University of Calcutta), Eric Spencer (The College of Idaho), Lisa S. Starks (University of South Florida St Petersburg), and Jeffrey R. Wilson (Harvard University).


Shakespeare From Stage To Screen

Author by : Sarah Hatchuel
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : How is a Shakespearean play transformed when it is directed for the screen? In this 2004 book, Sarah Hatchuel uses literary criticism, narratology, performance history, psychoanalysis and semiotics to analyse how the plays are fundamentally altered in their screen versions. She identifies distinct strategies chosen by film directors to appropriate the plays. Instead of providing just play-by-play or film-by-film analyses, the book addresses the main issues of theatre/film aesthetics, making such theories and concepts accessible before applying them to practical cases. Her book also offers guidelines for the study of sequences in Shakespearean adaptations and includes examples from all the major films from the 1899 King John, through the adaptations by Olivier, Welles and Branagh, to Taymor's 2000 Titus and beyond. This book is aimed at scholars, teachers and students of Shakespeare and film studies, providing a clear and logical apparatus with which to examine Shakespearean screen adaptations.


Shakespeare

Author by : Bill Bryson
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Publisher by : HarperCollins UK
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Description : This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author's inimitable wit and intelligence.


Shakespeare S Stagecraft

Author by : John L. Styan
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Publisher by : Cambridge, U. P
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Description : Introduction to the study of Shakespeare's dramatic craftsmanship.


Mutability And Division On Shakespeare S Stage

Author by : Yu Jin Ko
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Delaware Press
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Description : "The book is at the same time rooted in the theater, and thus relates the theatrical conventions of Shakespeare's time to the thematic matter of the book. In particular, Ko demonstrates how the divisions explored in the plays are related to stage practices like the use of boy-actors and the volatile interplay of illusionistic and non-illusionistic modes of acting. In this context, Ko introduces a new term - charactor - that combines the fictional character and the stage actor and enables a new, nuanced exploration of stage personae."--Jacket.


Asian Interventions In Global Shakespeare

Author by : Poonam Trivedi
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This volume critically analyses and theorises Asian interventions in the expanding phenomenon of Global Shakespeare. It interrogates Shakespeare’s ‘universality’ from Asian perspectives: how this has been modified or even replaced by the ‘global bard’ as a recognisable brand, and how Asian Shakespeares have contributed to or subverted this process by both facilitating the worldwide dissemination of the bard’s plays and challenging and resisting the very templates through which they become globally legible. Critically acclaimed Asian productions have prominently figured at premier Western festivals, and popular Asian appropriations like Bollywood, manga and anime have created new kinds of globally accessible Shakespeare. Essays in this collection engage with the emergent critical issues: the efficacy of definitions of the ‘local’, ‘global’, ‘transnational’ and ‘cosmopolitan’ and of the liminalities and mobilities in between. They further examine the politics of ‘West’ and ‘East’, the evolving markers of the ‘Asian’ and the equation of the ‘glocal’ with the ‘Asian’; they attend to performance and archiving protocols and bring the current debates on translation, appropriation, and world literature to speak to the concerns of global and transnational Shakespeare. These investigations analyse recent innovative Asian theatre productions, popular cinematic and manga appropriations and the increasing presence of Shakespeare in the Asian digital sphere. They provide an Asian standpoint and lens in rereading the processes of cultural globalisation and the mobilisation of Shakespeare.


Elizabethan Stage Conventions And Modern Interpreters

Author by : Alan C. Dessen
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Alan Dessert samples about four hundred manuscripts and printed plays to record the original staging conventions of the age of Shakespeare. After studying the stage properties, movements and configurations implicit in recurrent phrases and stage directions, he concludes that Elizabethan spectators, less concerned with realism than later generations, were used to receiving a kind of theatrical shorthand transmitted by the actors from the playwright. Professor Dessert both describes this shorthand (e.g. the use of nightgowns, boots and dishevelled hair) and draws attention to the implications of his findings for modern interpreters, addressing not only critics and teachers but also editors, actors and directors.


Shakespeare S Stage

Author by : A. M. Nagler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Free Will

Author by : Richard Wilson
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Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : Free Will: Art and power on Shakespeare’s stage is a study of theatre and sovereignty that situates Shakespeare’s plays in the contraflow between two absolutisms of early modern England: the aesthetic and the political. Starting from the dramatist’s cringing relations with his princely patrons, Richard Wilson considers the ways in which this ‘bending author’ identifies freedom in failure and power in weakness by staging the endgames of a sovereignty that begs to be set free from itself. The arc of Shakespeare’s career becomes in this comprehensive new interpretation a sustained resistance to both the institutions of sacred kingship and literary autonomy that were emerging in his time. In a sequence of close material readings, Free Will shows how the plays instead turn command performances into celebrations of an art without sovereignty, which might ‘give delight’ but ‘hurt not’, and ‘leave not a rack behind’. Free Will is a profound rereading of Shakespeare, art and power that will contribute to thinking not only about the plays, but also about aesthetics, modernity, sovereignty and violence.


Shakespearean Futures

Author by : Amy Cook
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Casting is the process by which directors assign parts to actors, creating the idea of the character for the audience. Casting is how we rehearse change, as we come to see an expanded repertoire of the kinds of bodies that are selected to play the lead, the hero, and the villain. This Element focuses on the casting in productions of Shakespeare from 2017–2020 to demonstrate how casting functions affectively and cognitively to reimagine who can be what. The central argument is that directors are using casting as the central mode of meaning-making in productions of Shakespeare.


Stage Images And Traditions

Author by : Robyn Bolam
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book looks at the traditions behind some of the common images that appeared on stage in the early seventeenth century. The years 1607-14 are particularly important, not only because of developments taking place in the playhouses, but also for the variety of drama on offer. The discussion includes Macbeth, Pericles, Cymbeline and The Duchess of Malfi at the Globe and Blackfriars, The White Devil at the Red Bull, a court masque and later plays by Middleton and Ford. Dr Bolam explores contemporary performances in relation to each other and analyses the ways different dramatists handled the traditions they inherited. The book looks back to Kyd's Spanish Tragedy and Shakespeare's early plays and forward to the time when allusions to Shakespeare's plays became part of the pattern of traditions. Some modern revivals are described and illustrated with photographs showing how metaphors have been staged.


Pageantry On The Shakespearean Stage

Author by : Alice Griffin
Languange : en
Publisher by : New College & University Press
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Description : Under the hands of Shakespeare, stage pageantry becomes dramatically as well as visually important : the character of Caesar, the "witches' show" in Macbeth, the imagery in Hamlet, are only a few of Shakespeare's many characters, scenes and passages that take on new significance as a result of this study. A valuable aid both to the student and to the stager of Shakespeare, this book points out the dramatic effectiveness of Shakespeare's scenes of spectacle and probes the master dramatist's original staging of the scenes." -- from book cover.


Shakespeare S Theatre

Author by : Hugh Macrae Richmond
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : Under an alphabetical list of relevant terms, names and concepts, the book reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins>


Stages Of History

Author by : Phyllis Rackin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Stages Of Imprisonment

Author by : R. M. E. Beale
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Publisher by : Unknown
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A Midsummers Night S Dream

Author by : William Shakespeare
Languange : en
Publisher by : Swan Books
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Description : The text is moderately cut, but the language is unchanged. The action moves rapidly with the lines printed in running style. Added are exciting descriptions, clear explanations and vivid analysis.


The Authentic Shakespeare

Author by : Stephen Orgel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Shakespeare S Early History Plays

Author by : Dominique Goy-Blanquet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : Like many of his fellow playwrights, Shakespeare turned to national history for inspiration. In this study, Dominique Goy-Blanquet provides a close comparison of the Henry VI plays and Richard III with their sources, demonstrating how Shakespeare was able to meet not only the ideological but also the technical problems of turning history into drama, how by cutting, carving, shaping, and casting his unwieldy material into performable plays, he matured into the most influential dramatist and historian of his time.


Shakespeare For All Ages And Stages

Author by : Great Britain. Department for Children, Schools and Families
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Shakespeare And The Musical Stage

Author by : Edward R. Hotaling
Languange : en
Publisher by : G K Hall
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Description : This book took its first form as a list of operas based on plays by Shakespeare, which was to serve as a source of information for a number of kinds of comparative studies the author hoped to make.


Shakespeare On The Global Stage

Author by : Paul Prescott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Long held as Britain's 'national poet', Shakespeare's role in the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad confirmed his status as a global icon in the modern world. From his prominent positioning in the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, to his major presence in the cultural programme surrounding the Games, including the Royal Shakespeare Company's World Shakespeare Festival and the Globe's Globe to Globe Festival, Shakespeare played a major role in the way the UK presented itself to its citizens and to the world. This collection explores the cultural forces at play in the construction, use and reception of Shakespeare during the 2012 Olympic Moment, considering what his presence says about culture, politics and identity in twenty-first century British and global life.