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  • Garrick's Follyby Johanne M. Stochholm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare. Immense interest, enthusiasm, and controversy were aroused by the plans, which involved not only theatrical and rhetorical festivities but... more...

  • Acting Shakespeareby Bertram Leon Joseph

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright?s poetry compelling for the audience is a problem which has seldom been resolved in... more...

  • On Directing Shakespeareby Ralph Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what Shakespeare means to them and to their audiences. Originally... more...

  • Shakespeare in Performanceby Ralph Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure . Then the transformations of dramatis personae are analyzed and The Tempest is viewed through the changing relationships of Prospero, Ariel and Caliban. Some of Shakespeare?s... more...

  • Translation, Poetics, and the Stageby Romy Heylen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation, takes into account how a translation functions in the... more...

  • The Arthurian Revivalby Debra Mancoff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing event, and has become multivalent, multinational, and... more...

  • Five Middle English Arthurian Romancesby Valerie Krishna

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The poems in this collection will give the reader an appreciation of both the distinctiveness and the variety of the medieval English Arthurian tradition and highlight some of this important chapter in Arthurian legend literature. The Middle English stories are different in style and structure to the later French romances, composed in poetic forms... more...

  • Arthurian Legend in the Seventeenth Centuryby Roberta Florence Brinkley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The study of the Arthurian legend in the 1600s has revealed almost no romance; the stories are more about the truth of Arthur?s existence and his exploits, with influence due to political bearing of the royalty versus parliament at the time. This fascinating study elucidates the differences between the stories of the seventeenth century and those... more...

  • Shakespearean Stage Productionby CÚcile de Banke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the 1950s when the book was originally published. ... more...

  • Shakespeare's Comedies: All That Mattersby Mike Scott; Sam Richardson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    In Shakespeare's Comedies: All That Matters,Mike Scott explores and explains the secrets that have made Shakespeare's comedies so enduring that they continue to be performed,watched and studied by millions of people every year. Professor Scott focuses in turn on he Comedy of Errors,A Midsummer Night's Dream,Twelfth Night,As You Like It... more...