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  1. On Directing Shakespeare

    By Ralph Berry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Shakespeare in Performance

    Castings and Metamorphoses

    By Ralph Berry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of dramatis personae are analyzed and The Tempest is viewed through the changing...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Acting Shakespeare

    By Bertram Leon Joseph

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright’s poetry compelling for the...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

    By G.B. Harrison

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth’s reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this great work is an imagining, in plain narrative, of the life of Shakespeare backed with...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Garrick's Folly

    The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

    By Johanne M. Stochholm

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare. Immense interest, enthusiasm, and controversy were aroused by the plans, which...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Shylock on the Stage

    By Toby Lelyveld

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin,...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Captive Audience

    Prison and Captivity in Contemporary Theatre

    Edited by Thomas Fahy, Kimball King

    Series: Studies in Modern Drama

    The first collection on this important topic, Captive Audience examines the social, gendered, ethnic, and cultural problems of incarceration as explored in contemporary theatre. Beginning with an essay by Harold Pinter, the original contributions discuss work including Harold Pinter's screenplays...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance

    2nd Edition

    By Paul Allain, Jen Harvie

    Series: Routledge Companions

    What is theatre? What is performance? What connects them and how are they different? What events, people, practices and ideas have shaped theatre and performance in the twentieth and twenty-first century? The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance offers some answers to these big questions...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge