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Shakespeare and the force of modern performance

Author: William B Worthen
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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"Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance asks a central theoretical question in the study of drama: what is the relationship between the dramatic text and the meanings of performance? Developing the notion of "performativity" explored by J.L. Austin, Judith Butler, and others, Worthen argues that the text cannot govern the force of its performance. Instead the text becomes significant only as embodied in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Worthen, William B., 1955-
Shakespeare and the force of modern performance.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002031061
(OCoLC)50322756
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William B Worthen
ISBN: 0511042167 9780511042164 0511120109 9780511120107 9780521810302 0521810302 052100800X 9780521008006 9780511484087 0511484089 9780511045004 051104500X 0511148798 9780511148798
OCLC Number: 56124547
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 274 pages)
Contents: Introduction: dramatic performativity and the force of performance --
1. Performing history --
2. Globe performativity --
3. Shakespearean geographies --
4. Cyber-Shakespeare.
Responsibility: W.B. Worthen.
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'A handy introduction to Shakespeare in contemporary performance.' Cahiers Elisabethains 'Worthen's book is an erudite and truly illuminating study. It not only discusses the relevant research, but Read more...

 
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