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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • Shylock on the Stageby Toby Lelyveld

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin, Edmund Kean, Edwin Booth, Henry Irving and more recent... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • John Donne, Undone (Routledge Revivals)by Thomas Docherty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Contemporary criticism of Donne has tended to ignore the historical culture and ideology that conditioned his writings, reinforcing the traditionally accepted model of the poet as a humanist of ethical, cultural and political individualism. In this title, first published in 1986, Thomas Docherty challenges this with a more rigorously theoretical reading... more...

  • Representing Shakespeareby Robert Shaughnessy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This text traces the changing theatrical and cultural identity of the History plays in the context of postwar social and political conflict, crisis and change. Since the company's inception in the early 1960s, the RSC's commitment to relevance has fostered close relationships between Shakespearean criticism and performance, and between the theatre... more...

  • Marriage and Land Law in Shakespeare and Middletonby Nancy Mohrlock Bunker

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 79.99

    In paired discussions of marriage plays by Shakespeare and Middleton, this book explores the maneuvers that marriageable characters deploy in order to control spousal choice and secure land. Investigation into the milieu of early modern inheritance laws enables a fresh reading of Shakespeare?s and Middleton?s marriage comedies. more...