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  1. The Routledge Companion to Actors' Shakespeare

    Edited by John Russell Brown

    The Routledge Companion to Actors’ Shakespeare is a window onto how today’s actors contribute to the continuing life and relevance of Shakespeare’s plays. The process of acting is notoriously hard to document, but this volume reaches behind famous performances to examine the actors’ craft, their...

    Published June 30th 2011 by Routledge

  2. How to do Shakespeare

    By Adrian Noble

    'Adrian Noble vigorously highlights the extraordinary rhythmic, linguistic patterns Shakespeare gives the speaker. Any actor will find this book invaluable. For any student of Shakespeare it should be essential.' (From the Foreword by Ralph Fiennes) 'How can I bring the text alive, make it vivid,...

    Published November 26th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Inside the Royal Shakespeare Company

    Creativity and the Institution

    By Colin Chambers

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 30th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Talking to the Audience

    Shakespeare, Performance, Self

    By Bridget Escolme

    This unique study investigates the ways in which the staging convention of direct address - talking to the audience - can construct selfhood, for Shakespeare's characters. By focusing specifically on the relationship between performer and audience, Talking to the Audience examines what happens when...

    Published February 9th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary?

    By John Elsom

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 11th 1990 by Routledge

  6. Merely Players?

    Actors' Accounts of Performing Shakespeare

    By Jonathan Holmes

    Merely Players? marks a groundbreaking departure in Shakespeare studies by giving direct voice to the Shakespearean performer. It draws on three centuries worth of actors' written reflections on playing Shakespeare and brings together the dual worlds of performance and academia, providing a unique...

    Published February 19th 2004 by Routledge

  7. More Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Men

    By Simon Dunmore

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 10th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    A Facsimile of the First Folio, 1623

    Edited by Doug Moston

    For the first time, a photographic facsimile of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays is available in one affordable volume. Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies gives actors, directors, and anyone interested in Shakespeare access to the plays as Shakespeare envisioned them....

    Published April 19th 1998 by Routledge

  9. New Sites For Shakespeare

    Theatre, the Audience, and Asia

    By John Russell Brown

    In the course of exploring the theatrical cultures of South and East Asia, eminent Shakespeareanist John Russell Brown developed some remarkable theories about the nature of performance, the state of Western 'Theatre' today, and the future potential of Shakespeare's plays. In New Sites for...

    Published December 9th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Performing Nostalgia

    Shifting Shakespeare and the Contemporary Past

    By Susan Bennett

    In this trenchant work, Susan Bennett examines the authority of the past in modern cultural experience and the parameters for the reproduction of the plays. She addresses these issues from both the viewpoints of literary theory and theatre studies, shifting Shakespeare out of straightforward...

    Published December 7th 1995 by Routledge

  11. Playing Bit Parts in Shakespeare

    By Professor M M Mahood, M.M. Mahood

    Playing Bit Parts in Shakespeare is a unique survey of the small supporting roles - such as foils, feeds, attendants and messengers - that feature in Shakespeare's plays. Exploring such issues as how bit players should conduct themselves within a scene, and how blank verse or prose may be spoken to...

    Published June 11th 1998 by Routledge

  12. Pronouncing Shakespeare's Words

    By Dale Coye

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  13. The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare

    Edited by John Russell Brown

    The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare is a major collaborative book about plays in performance. Thirty authoritative accounts describe in illuminating detail how some of theatre’s most talented directors have brought Shakespeare’s texts to the stage. Each chapter has a revealing story...

    Published April 25th 2010 by Routledge

  14. Enter The Body

    Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage

    By Carol Chillington Rutter

    Enter the Body offers a series of provocative case studies of the work women's bodies do on Shakespeare's intensely body-conscious stage. Rutter's topics are sex, death, race, gender, culture, politics, and the excessive performative body that exceeds the playtext it inhabits. As well as drawing...

    Published November 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  15. Secrets of Acting Shakespeare

    The Original Approach

    By Patrick Tucker

    Secrets of Acting Shakespeare isn't a book that gently instructs. It's a passionate, yes-you-can designed to prove that anybody can act Shakespeare. By explaining how Elizabethan actors had only their own lines and not entire playscripts, Patrick Tucker shows how much these plays work by ear....

    Published November 16th 2001 by Routledge

  16. Shakespeare's Theatre

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Thomson

    Series: Theatre Production Studies

    Reviews of the First Edition `...valuable and enjoyable reading for all studying Shakespeare's plays.' Following in the patternestablished by John Russell Brown for the excellent series (Theatre and Production Studies), he provides first an account of Shakespeare's company, then a study of three...

    Published April 22nd 1992 by Routledge

  17. Shakespeare and Child's Play

    Performing Lost Boys on Stage and Screen

    By Carol Chillington Rutter

    Shakespeare wrote more than fifty parts for children, amounting to the first comprehensive portrait of childhood in the English theatre. Focusing mostly on boys, he put sons against fathers, servants against masters, innocence against experience, testing the notion of masculinity, manners, morals,...

    Published November 7th 2007 by Routledge