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Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Supplement your reading and understanding of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Discover the inspiration behind modern day playwriting, and how Shakespeare has been interpreted through the centuries.

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

2016 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare and Gesture in Practice

When actors perform Shakespeare, what do they do with their bodies? How do they display to the spectator what is hidden in the imagination?

This is a history of Shakespearean performance as seen through the actor's body. Tunstall draws upon social …

Author:
Darren Tunstall

2018 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare and Directing in Practice

When directors approach Shakespeare, is the play always the thing – or might something else sometimes be the thing?

How can directing produce fresh contexts for Shakespeare’s work?

Part of the innovative series Shakespeare in Practice, this book …

Author:
Prof. Kevin Ewert

2018 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare - As You Like It

This essential guide provides a comprehensive survey of the most important criticism surrounding As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s most popular and engaging comedies, from the earliest appraisals through to twenty-first century scholarship.

Author:
Prof. Dana E. Aspinall

2002 | Shakespeare | Book

An Introduction to Shakespeare’s Poems

An Introduction to Shakespeare's Poems provides a lively and informed examination of Shakespeare's non-dramatic poetry: the narrative poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece; the Sonnets; and various minor poems, including some only …

Author:
Peter Hyland

2006 | Shakespeare | Book

The Taming of the Shrew

Few of Shakespeare's comedies have proved more popular and enduring than The Taming of the Shrew - and yet it has come to seem one of Shakespeare's more controversial plays. An analysis of the drama that is attentive to its theatrical challenges …

Author:
Margaret Jane Kidnie

2015 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare The Tragedies

Shakespeare's tragedies are among the greatest works of tragic art and have attracted a rich range of commentary and interpretation from leading creative and critical minds. This Reader's Guide offers a comprehensive survey of the key criticism on …

Author:
Nicolas Tredell
Editor:
Nicolas Tredell

2007 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare

This Guide provides a critical survey of the responses to this popular play. Chronologically arranged, the book draws on a rich range of critical writings, including Dr Johnson, Coleridge, Bradley and Leavis. This material is linked to more …

Author:
Nicholas Potter
Editor:
Nicolas Tredell

2010 | Shakespeare | Book

Romeo and Juliet

An introductory guide to 'Romeo and Juliet' in performance offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key productions, a survey of screen …

Author:
Edward L. Rocklin

2009 | Shakespeare | Book

King Lear

An introductory guide to King Lear in performance offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key productions, a survey of film and TV …

Author:
John Russell Brown

2012 | Shakespeare | Book

John Webster the White Devil

The White Devil is one of the great plays of the Jacobean era. In this vibrant Handbook, Stephen Purcell offers an in-depth, performance-focused exploration of John Webster's thrilling, unsettling and darkly comic tragedy. The Handbook includes:
• …

Author:
Stephen Purcell

2012 | Shakespeare | Book

John Ford

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore

'Tis Pity She's a Whore is one of the most controversial plays ever staged in the English theatre. In this illuminating Handbook, Martin White:
• offers an in-depth, moment-by-moment analysis of the play, looking at how it might be performed on …

Author:
Martin White

2006 | Shakespeare | Book

Henry V

Focusing on stage directions, implied stage action in the dialogue, and on production choices available at key moments, this Handbook treats the script like a rehearsal in progress and encourages the imagining of a physical narrative where the …

Author:
Kevin Ewert

2008 | Shakespeare | Book

Henry IV: Parts I and II

This engaging double-volume Handbook explores the Henry IV plays as texts for performance as they unfold, moment by moment, on the stage. With scene-by-scene commentary, and including an account of their life on stage, film and in criticism, this …

Author:
James N. Loehlin

2015 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare’s Roman Plays

Rome was a recurring theme throughout Shakespeare's career, from the celebrated Julius Caesar, to the more obscure Cymbeline. In this book, Paul Innes assesses themes of politics and national identity in these plays through the common theme of …

Author:
Paul Innes

2016 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare and Gender in Practice

Cross-gender performance was an integral part of Shakespearean theatre: from boys portraying his female characters, to those characters disguising themselves as men within the story.

This book examines contemporary trends in staging cross-gender …

Author:
Terri Power

2013 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare and Audience in Practice

What do audiences do as they watch a Shakespearean play? What makes them respond in the ways that they do? This book examines a wide range of theatrical productions to explore the practice of being a modern Shakespearean audience. It surveys some …

Author:
Stephen Purcell

2015 | Shakespeare | Book

Ben Jonson Volpone

One of the blackest comedies ever written, Ben Jonson's Volpone is the masterpiece of a playwright all too frequently dismissed for being unnecessarily dark and academic. Merciless in its depiction of avarice, this rich and masterful play provokes …

Author:
Marshall Botvinick

2012 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare and the Making of Theatre

A highly engaging text that approaches Shakespeare as a maker of theatre, as well as a writer of literature. Leading performance critics dismantle Shakespeare's texts, identifying theatrical cues in ways which develop understanding of the …

Editors:
Stuart Hampton-Reeves, Bridget Escolme

2011 | Shakespeare | Book

Studying Shakespeare in Performance

John Russell Brown is arguably the most influential scholar in the field of Shakespeare in performance. This collection brings together and makes accessible his most important writings across the past half-century or so. Ranging across space …

Author:
John Russell Brown

2013 | Shakespeare | Book

Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

This guide surveys the truly essential criticism of the play over the last four centuries, from 16th-century responses to the present day. Discussing key areas of debate, and a wide range of scholarship, Gillian Woods provides an invaluable …

Author:
Gillian Woods
Editor:
Nicolas Tredell