Rescripting Shakespeare : the text, the director, and modern productions (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Rescripting Shakespeare : the text, the director, and modern productions

Author: Alan C Dessen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Building on almost 300 productions from the last twenty-five years, Alan Dessen focuses on the playtexts used when directors stage Shakespeare's plays: the actual words spoken, the scenes or segments omitted or transposed, and the many other adjustments that must be made - as with references to swords in a production that features handguns and grenades. Directors rescript to streamline the playscript and save  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Adaptations
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Drama; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan C Dessen
ISBN: 0521810299 9780521810296 0521007984 9780521007986
OCLC Number: 49872270
Description: xi, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Let it be hid": price tags, trade-offs, and economies --
Rescripting Shakespeare's contemporaries --
Adjustments and improvements --
Inserting an intermission/interval --
What's in an ending? : rescripting final scenes --
Rescripting stage directions and actions --
Compressing Henry VI --
The tamings of the shrews : rescripting the First Folio --
The editor as rescripter --
Conclusion : what's not here.
Responsibility: Alan C. Dessen.
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Building on almost 300 productions from the last 25 years, this 2002 book focuses on the playtexts used when directors stage Shakespeare's plays and looks at the price of a director's rescripting or  Read more...

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'Massively detailed in its range of observation and points of detail, this book makes an important contribution to what is perhaps the most fascinating, if emergent, field in contemporary Shakespeare Read more...

 
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