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    DescriptionThis volume is the only publication available of the fully annotated playscripts of Wells' W.P.A Federal Theatre Project and Mercury Theatre adaptations, including the "Voodoo" Macbeth, the modern-dress Julius Caesar and Welles' compilation of history plays, Five Kings.


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    Title
    Orson Welles on Shakespeare
    Subtitle
    The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Richard France, Foreword by Simon Callow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 445 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415937269
    ISBN 10: 0415937264
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    B&T Approval Code: C25107270
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    Libri: I-PA
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    BISAC V2.8: PER011020, PER008000
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    DC22: 792.09747109, 792/.09747/109043
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    LC classification: PR2877.W45
    DC21: 792.09747109043
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.2.2.0.0
    LC classification: PR2877 .W45 2001
    Thema V1.0: DDA, ATFD, ATJD
    Edition
    Annotated
    Illustrations note
    17 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
    Publication date
    01 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Richard France is a playwright, teacher, actor, and authority on Orson Welles. He is the author of The Theatre of Orson Welles, which was the recipient of the Choice Outstanding Book Award in 1978. He is also the winner of the 1982 Silver PEN award. Currently, France teaches at the City University of New York.
    Review quote
    "Richard France has given us access to genius in making Orson Welles' Shakespeare texts available. Bravo!."-Stuart Vaughan, Former Artistic Director of the New York Shakespeare Festival "Richard France brilliantly illuminates the work of Orson Welles, providing the reader with a wealth of riches in his inspiring collection. Anyone who loves theatre and film, and who is fascinated by this great American genius, will love this book. France has give un easy access to the Welles' versions of his famous voodoo "Macbeth, as well as his fascist "Julius Caesar, and finally, of "Five Kings, a reworking of Shakespeare's history plays. Wonderfully insightful, presented with eloquence and style, reading this book is like sitting down to a delicious meal. Thank you, Richard France, for this extraordinary piece of theatre history-it is to be cherished."-Stacy Keach "A singularly important contribution to the growing body of material which holds that we should pay more attention to Shakespeare texts as performed and less to historical issues of textual authenticity. France's own experience as a playwright enables him to treat issues involving Welles and theatre with keener insight than most academic writing on the subject."-Robert L. Carringer, University of Illinois at Urbana "The reputation of Orson Welles, tarnished by his own excesses, has been glowingly restored by Richard France's brilliant editing of the "W.P.A. Mercury Theatre Playscripts. France skillfully reminds us why Welles dominates the history of the 20th Century as one of our greatest stage and film directors."-Gene Feist, Founding Director of the Roundabout Theatre Company ..."a mandatory volume forfans of either Welles or Shakespeare, which should encompass just about every culturally literate person alive.."- Scott Eyman," West Palm Beach Post January 20, 2002
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations. Editor's Note. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Macbeth - Preface; Production Credit and Cast; Act One; Act Two; Act Three; Notes on Macbeth. Julius Caesar - Preface; Production Credits and Cast; Playscript; Note to Julius Caesar. Five Kings - Preface; Production Credits and Cast; Act One; Act Two; Aft Three; Notes to Five Kings. Selected Bibliography