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Talking to the audience : Shakespeare, performance, self

Author: Bridget Escolme
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This unique study investigates the ways in which the staging convention of direct address - talking to the audience - constructs selfhood for Shakespeare's characters. By focusing specifically on the relationship between performer and audience, Talking to the Audience examines what happens when the audience finds itself in the presence of a dramatic figure who knows it is there. It is a book concerned with
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Escolme
ISBN: 0415332230 9780415332231 0415332222 9780415332224
OCLC Number: 55616047
Description: xii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Actors, academics, selves --
'Bits and bitterness': politics, performance, Troilus and Cressida --
The point or the question : text, performance, Hamlet --
The theatre and the presence chamber : history, performance, Richard II --
Performing human : the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio.
Responsibility: Bridget Escolme.
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