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Shakespeare and political theatre in practice

Author: A J Hartley
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Shakespeare in practice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What makes a Shakespeare production political? Can Shakespeare's plays ever be truly radical? Revealing the unspoken politics of Shakespeare's plays on stage, Andrew Hartley examines their nature, agenda, limits and potential. In considering key theoretical issues, analysing a wide range of productions, and engaging in a collaborative debate with Professor Ayanna Thompson, Hartley highlights a more consciously  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A J Hartley
ISBN: 9780230370067 0230370063 9780230370074 0230370071
OCLC Number: 854889947
Description: viii, 168 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: In theory: The politics of the stage ; The curious case of Mr. Shakespeare --
In practice: Identity politics and the stage ; "Who talks of my nation?" : challenging the establishment ; "Let him be Caesar" : representing politics ; Place and pedagogy : site-specific production, school tours, prison Shakespeare, and the question of agendas ; The tame snake : the politics of safe Shakespeare --
Provocation and debate: "A conversation with Ayanna Thompson in three acts."
Series Title: Shakespeare in practice.
Other Titles: Shakespeare & political theatre in practice
Responsibility: Andrew James Hartley.

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Can Shakespeare's plays ever be truly radical?Revealing the unspoken politics of Shakespeare's plays on stage, Andrew Hartley examines their nature, agenda, limits and potential.  Read more...

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