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Representing Shakespearean tragedy : Garrick, the Kembles, and Kean

Author: Reiko Oya
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reiko Oya explores theatrical expressions of Shakespearean tragedy in Georgian London and the relations between the representative players of the time - David Garrick, John Philip Kemble and his sister Sarah Siddons, and Edmund Kean - and their close circle of friends." "With subjects ranging from Shakespearean promptbooks to paintings and the poetics of Romanticism, the book offers fascinating insights into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: tragédie
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; David Garrick; John Philip Kemble; Sarah Siddons; Edmund Kean; David Garrick; John Philip Kemble; William Shakespeare; Edmund Kean; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; David Garrick; Sarah Siddons; Charles Kemble; Edmund Kean; William Shakespeare; John Philip Kemble; Sarah Siddons; Edmund Kean; William Shakespeare; David Garrick
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reiko Oya
ISBN: 9780521879859 052187985X 9780521181402 0521181402
OCLC Number: 123912491
Notes: First paperback ed.: 2010.
Description: xii, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Garrick's prologue --
Winding up 'th'untuned and jarring senses' : Garrick, King Lear and contemporary t6heatrical/literary criticism. Adaptation and impersonation : Garrick's King Lear ; The mad monarch and critical reason : periodical writers ; Resisting Garrick : Samuel Johnson on Shakespeare ; Confrontation and evasion : Elizabeth Montagu's Bluestocking viewpoint ; The use of (hyper)criticism : Garrick's postscripts --
'Who dares do more' : Kemble, Siddons and the question of sublimity in Macbeth. Encountering a stage ghost : Sir Roger, Mr Partridge and Sir Joshua ; Kemble, Siddons and Macbeth ; Materialising the immaterial : the 1794 performance ; 'Ask Reynolds' : the way to paint tragedy ; Punch and the madman : the theatrical career of Edmund Burke --
'Speak the speech, I pray you' : Kean, Hamlet and the Romantic 'playwrights'. Several mirrors up to nature : Reynolds and Johnson, Blake and Hazlitt ; Readers' Hamlet, actors' Hamlet ; In the theatre of remorse : Coleridge, his friend and his tragedy ; Fables of identity : Keats, Kean and Otho the Great --
Conclusion : Kean's farewell.
Responsibility: by Reiko Oya.
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Examines Shakespearean tragedy as performed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  Read more...

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'I must say that this is an awe-inspiring scholarly approach to drawing together and relating a vast amount of different materials.' Angela Kikue Davenport, University of Tokyo

 
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