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Author's Pen and Actor's Voice

Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre

Author's Pen and Actor's Voice by Robert Weimann
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In this seminal work, Robert Weimann redefines the relationship between writing and performance, or 'playing', in Shakespeare's theatre. Through close reading and careful analysis Weimann offers a reconsideration and redefinition of Elizabethan performance and production practices. The study reviews the most recent methodologies of textual scholarship, the new history of the Elizabethan theatre, performance theory, and film and video interpretation, and offers a new approach to understanding Shakespeare. Weimann examines a range of plays including Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth, among others, as well as other contemporary works. A major part of the study explores the duality between playing and writing: the imaginary world-in-the-play and the visible, audible playing-in-the-world of the playhouse, and Weimann focuses especially on the gap between these two, between the so-called 'pen' and 'voice'.
Cambridge University Press; July 2000
316 pages; ISBN 9780511030758
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Title: Author's Pen and Actor's Voice
Author: Robert Weimann; Helen Higbee; William West
 
ISBNs
0511030754
9780511030758
9780521781305