The Oxford Illustrated History of Shakespeare on Stage

The Oxford Illustrated History of Shakespeare on Stage

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This modern stage-history tells the story of the plays on the English stage - 400 years of dramatic history, from the vital, competitive theatre of Shakespeare's own lifetime to the wealth of interpretations, classical to experimental, of the present day. It is a story of constant rediscovery, as the fashions, intuitions, and politics of each age reinterpreted the plays' meanings - and often even their plots. Actresses stepped into the female roles written originally for boy-actors; and the theatre evolved, from open-air Elizabethan stages like the Rose and Globe to the Proscenium Theatre, grand spectacle, and the whole panoply of modern lighting and staging equipment.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 188.5 x 244.3 x 17mm | 752.98g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour plates, halftones
  • 0192802135
  • 9780192802132

Table of contents

Johnathan Bate: Introduction; 1.: R. A. Foakes: Shakespeare's Elizabethan Stages; 2.: Martin Wiggins: The King's Men and After; 3.: Michael Dobson: Improving on the Original Actresses and Adaptations; 4.: Peter Holland: The Age of Garrick; 5.: Jonathan Bate: The Romantic Stage; 6.: Russell Jackson: Actor-Managers and the Spectacular; 7.: Inga-Stina Ewbank: European Cross-Currents: Ibsen and Brecht; 8.: Anthony Davies: From the Old Vic to Gielgud and Olivier; 9.: Peter Thomson: Shakespeare and the Public Purse; 10.: Robert Smallwood: Director's Shakespeare; 11.: Judi Dench: A Career in Shakespeare; 12.: Russell Jackson: Shakespeare in Opposition: From the 1950s to the 1990sshow more

About Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate is King Alfred Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool. Russell Jackson is Deputy Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.show more

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