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Studying Shakespeare in performance

Author: John Russell Brown
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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"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 writing across the last 40 years. Together these essays provide an authoritative and engaging account of how to study Shakespeare's plays as texts for performance"--
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Russell Brown
ISBN: 9780230273733 0230273734 9780230273740 0230273742
OCLC Number: 682891255
Description: viii, 231 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I: Study --
Theatrical study and editions of the plays --
Research in the service of theatre --
Writing about the plays in performance --
II: Words and actions --
The nature of speech in the plays --
Acting in the plays --
Unspoken thoughts and subtextual meanings --
Using space --
III: Productions --
Free Shakespeare --
Representing sexuality --
Violence and sensationalism --
IV: Directors --
Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet --
Three kinds of Shakespeare --
V: Audiences --
Playgoing and participation --
Asian theatres and European Shakespeares --
Conclusion: Anyone's Shakespeare.
Responsibility: John Russell Brown.

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