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Title Performing early modern drama today / edited by Pascale Aebischer and Kathryn Prince
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 247 pages)
Contents 1. Introduction / Pascale Aebischer and Kathryn Prince -- 2. The early modern repertory and the performance of Shakespeare's contemporaries / Lucy Munro -- 3. The seeds of time : student theatre and the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries / Jeremy Lopez -- 4. The performance of early modern drama at Shakespeare's Globe / Farah Karim-Cooper -- 5. Shakespeare's contemporaries at the Royal Shakespeare Company / Coen Heijes -- 6. The actors' Renaissance season at the Blackfriars Playhouse / Jacquelyn Bessell -- 7. Dido, Queen of Carthage : site-specific Marlowe / Rebecca McCutcheon and Sarah Thom -- 8. 'A freshly creepy reality' : Jacobean tragedy and realist acting on the contemporary stage / Roberta Barker -- 9. Early modern drama on screen / Pascale Aebischer -- 10. Letting the dead come out to dance : an embodied and spatial approach to teaching early modern drama / Jonathan Heron, Nicholas Monk and Paul Prescott -- Appendices: 1. Professional productions of early modern drama in the UK and USA, 1960-2010 / Karin Brown; 2. Performances of early modern drama at academic institutions since 1909 / Jeremy Lopez; 3. Performances of early modern plays by amateur and student groups since 1887 / Jeremy Lopez
Summary "While much attention has been devoted to performances of Shakespeare's plays today, little has been focused on modern productions of the plays of his contemporaries, such as Marlowe, Webster and Jonson. Performing Early Modern Drama Today offers an overview of early modern performance, featuring chapters by academics, teachers, and practitioners, incorporating a variety of approaches. The book examines modern performances in both Britain and America and includes interviews with influential directors, close analysis of particular stage and screen adaptations and detailed appendices of professional and amateur productions. Chapters examine intellectual and practical opportunities to analyse what is at stake when the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries are performed by ours"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Great Britain -- 21st century.
Theater -- United States -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Aebischer, Pascale, 1970- editor
Prince, Kathryn, 1973- editor
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