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Author Blacker, Robert, author

Title Shakespeare in three dimensions : the dramaturgy of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet / Robert Blacker
Published London : Routledge, 2017


Description 1 online resource (152 pages)
Series Focus on Dramaturgy
Contents Chapter Introduction -- part Part I Romeo and Juliet: what's in a word? -- chapter 1 The boys -- chapter 2 Folios and quartos -- chapter 3 Juliet and Romeo -- chapter 4 The aural word: verse and prose -- chapter 5 Mercutio's use of rhetoric -- chapter 6 Three households -- part Part II Macbeth: beyond the dialogue -- chapter 7 Dramatic structure -- chapter 8 English history in the Scottish Play -- chapter 9 Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth -- chapter 10 Remember the Porter -- chapter 11 The public story -- chapter 12 The Shakespeare industry -- chapter 13 Crime and punishment
Summary "In Shakespearean Dramaturgy, Robert Blacker asks us to forget what we think we know about Shakespeare; his work should be rediscovered on our feet, in the rehearsal room and in performance. Staging Shakespeare today is a process of stripping away 400 years of obfuscation between us and the social and personal observations that lie at the core of his plays. While customs and theatre have changed in that time, people themselves haven't. This book explores the universal themes of power and love in Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, mining both the texts and a lifetime of productions to share the invaluable discoveries that these experiences throw up."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
SUBJECT Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramaturgy
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. fast (OCoLC)fst00029048
Macbeth (Shakespeare, William) fast (OCoLC)fst01356136
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare, William) fast (OCoLC)fst01356193
Subject Love.
Power (Philosophy)
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Opera -- Dramaturgy.
Power (Philosophy)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781315269412