Studying Shakespeare in Performance

Studying Shakespeare in Performance

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John Russell Brown is arguably the most influential scholar in the field of Shakespeare in performance. This collection brings together and makes accessible his most important writings across the past half-century or so. Ranging across space, words, audiences, directors and themes, the book maps John Russell Brown's search for a fuller understanding of Shakespeare's plays in performance. New introductory notes for each chapter give a fascinating insight into his critical and scholarly journey. Together the essays provide an authoritative and engaging account of how to study Shakespeare's plays as texts for performance. Drawing readers into a wide variety of approaches and debates, this book will be important and provocative reading for anyone studying Shakespeare or staging one of his plays.... a#39;full of laboura#39;, and involves responding to sudden and unexpected enquiries, and working long hours at short notice. Sometimes an answer can be given only indirectly, and then the foola#39;s skill lies in allowing director or actor, designer or publicist, ... From my experience it seems that a scholar is often asked questions to which there is no simple answer. ... (Macbeth, I.iii.79a€“82) Should the witches a#39; flya#39; off above the stage, or descend into traps, or disappear in smoke, which then hangsanbsp;...

Title:Studying Shakespeare in Performance
Author:John Russell Brown
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-07-14


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