Covering 400 years of dramatic history--from the vital, competitive theater of Shakespeare's own lifetime to the wealth of interpretations, both classical and experimental, of the present day--this volume is the only modern stage history of its kind. Featuring a range of exciting essays from specialists in all aspects of Shakespeare production, and including a special chapter by Dame Judi Dench on the actor's perspective on the Bard, this volume is the essential Shakespearean stage reference. Copiously illustrated with both color photographs and black and white halftones, this magnificent resource offers a compelling and comprehensive account of the subject--from Burbage at the Globe to Branagh at the Barbican--and is a book that no Shakespeare lover will want to be without.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Shakespeare on Stage is a chronological series of information-packed essays written by actors, writers, and academics, including Judi Dench, Robert Smallwood, and Michael Dobson. It's a thoughtful book that details the multifarious ways in which Shakespeare's kaleidoscopic plays have been interpreted during their 400- year life. But it's probably the sections dealing with the 19th and 20th centuries that readers will find most interesting. Consider the role of actor managers or the influence of Ibsen and Brecht. Then, of course, there were two wars and, eventually, that extraordinary 1970 A Midsummer Night's Dream, which Peter Brook directed at Stratford and triggered a whole new urge to go back to the text and let it speak. There's certainly plenty in this entertaining and informative book both for students and theatergoers alike. - -Susan Elkin, Amazon.co.ukAbout the Author:
Jonathan Bate is King Alfred Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool. Russell Jackson is Deputy Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0192802135
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 192802135
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110192802135
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0192802135 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0069111