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Shakespeare by Stages by Arthur F. Kinney

Title Shakespeare by Stages
Author Arthur F. Kinney
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Release 2008-04-15
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 192
ISBN 0470776927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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.

Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Title Shakespeare
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release 2008
Category Dramatists, English
Total Pages 200
ISBN 000719790X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author's inimitable wit and intelligence.

Title The Shakespearean Stage 1574 1642
Author Andrew Gurr
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 1992-01-23
Category Drama
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780521422406
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The only authoritative, one-volume book to describe all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama.

Shakespeare On Stage and Off by Kenneth Graham

Title Shakespeare On Stage and Off
Author Kenneth Graham
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release 2019-12-19
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0228000076
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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).

Romantic Shakespeare by Younglim Han

Title Romantic Shakespeare
Author Younglim Han
Publisher Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release 2001
Category Drama
Total Pages 252
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These two criticisms are based on the presumption that only a socially and intellectually elite reader is able to view the author's language in terms of its organic relationship with the text as a whole. The Romantics focused on the interpretive reproduction of Shakespeare through sympathetic identification with his characters."--BOOK JACKET.

Stages of Play by Michael W. Shurgot

Title Stages of Play
Author Michael W. Shurgot
Publisher
Release 1998
Category Drama
Total Pages 268
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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.

Title Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre
Author Gillian Woods
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2017-12-14
Category Drama
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1474257488
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

What do 'stage directions' do in early modern drama? Who or what are they directing: action on the stage, or imagination via the page? Is the label 'stage direction' helpful or misleading? Do these 'directions' provide evidence of Renaissance playhouse practice? What happens when we put them at the centre of literary close readings of early modern plays? Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre investigates these problems through innovative research by a range of international experts. This collection of essays examines the creative possibilities of stage directions and and their implications for actors and audiences, readers and editors, historians and contemporary critics. Looking at the different ways stage directions make meaning, this volume provides new insights into a range of Renaissance plays.

Title Shakespeare from Stage to Screen
Author Sarah Hatchuel
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2004-08-12
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages
ISBN 9781139454322
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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.

Title Shakespeare and the Japanese Stage
Author Takashi Sasayama
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 1998
Category Drama
Total Pages 357
ISBN 0521470439
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Leading Japanese and Western Shakespeare scholars study the interaction of Japanese and Western conceptions of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare by David M. Bevington

Title Shakespeare
Author David M. Bevington
Publisher Longman Publishing Group
Release 2006
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 931
ISBN 9780321198136
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book combines an anthology of Shakespeare's most-often produced plays with histories of their stage productions and analyses of the films.