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The Death of the Actor

Shakespeare on Page and Stage

By Martin Buzacott

Routledge – 1991 – 192 pages

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In The Death of the Actor Martin Buzacott launches an all-out attack on contemporary theatrical practice and performance theory which identifies the actor, rather than the director, as the key creative force in the performance of Shakespeare. Because actors are absent from the site of Shakespearean meaning, he argues, the illusion of their centrality is sustained only by a rhetoric of heroism, violence and imperialism.

Name: The Death of the Actor: Shakespeare on Page and Stage (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Martin Buzacott. In The Death of the Actor Martin Buzacott launches an all-out attack on contemporary theatrical practice and performance theory which identifies the actor, rather than the director, as the key creative force in the performance of Shakespeare. Because...
Categories: Theatre & Performance Studies, Shakespeare, Performance Theory