The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare on stage
|Format:||Print Book 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
This 2002 Companion is designed for readers interested in past and present productions of Shakespeare's plays, both in and beyond Britain. The first six chapters describe aspects of the British performing tradition in chronological sequence, from the early staging of Shakespeare's own time, through to the present day. Each relates Shakespearean developments to broader cultural concerns and adopts an individual approach and focus, on textual adaptation, acting, stages, scenery or theatre management. These are followed by three explorations of acting: tragic and comic actors and women performers of Shakespeare roles. A section on international performance includes chapters on interculturalism, on touring companies and on political theatre, with separate accounts of the performing traditions of North America, Asia and Africa. Over forty pictures illustrate peformers and productions of Shakespeare from around the world. An amalgamated list of items for further reading completes the book.
ContentsShakespeare plays on Renaissance stages / Gary Taylor
Improving Shakespeare : from the Restoration to Garrick / Jean I. Marsden
Romantic Shakespeare / Jane Moody
Pictorial Shakespeare / Richard W. Schoch
Reconstructive Shakespeare : reproducing Elizabethan and Jacobean stages / Marion O'Connor
Twentieth-century performance : the Stratford and London companies / Robert Smallwood
Tragic actor and Shakespeare / Simon Williams
Comic actor and Shakespeare / Peter Thomson
Women and Shakespearean performance / Penny Gay
International Shakespeare / Anthony B. Dawson
Touring Shakespeare / Peter Holland
Shakespeare on the political stage in the twentieth century / Wilhelm Hortmann
Shakespeare in North America / Michael A. Morrison
Shakespeare on the stages of Asia / John Gillies ... [et al.]
Shakespeare and Africa / Martin Banham, Roshni Mooneeram, Jane Plastow.
|Series||Cambridge companions to literature.|
-- Stage history.
|Publisher|| Cambridge, U.K. ; New York :Cambridge University Press,2002
xvi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-309) and index.