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Shakespeare on Theatre : A Critical Look at His Theories and Practices

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In Shakespeare on Theatre, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinises Shakespeare's implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence. What he finds will surprise scholars and actors alike - that Shakespeare's drama and his practice as an actor were founded on realism, though one clearly distinct from the realism later found in Stanislavski. Shakespeare on Actingã is an extraordinary introduction to the way the plays articulate a profound understanding of performance and reflect the life and times of a uniquely talented theatre-maker.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 10.16mm | 174g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138913855
  • 9781138913851
  • 1,556,017

About Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen is the Claire Trevor Professor of Drama at UC Irvine, director of 12 Shakespearean productions at the Utah and Colorado Festivals, and author of 23 books includingã Acting Power, Acting in Shakespeare, Theatre, Working Together in Theatre,ã andã Giraudoux: Three Faces of Destiny.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION: SHAKESPEARE AS A MAN OF THE THEATRE CHAPTER I: SHAKESPEARE ON ACTING CHAPTER II: SHAKESPEARE ON STAGING CHAPTER III: SHAKESPEARE ON HIS AUDIENCEshow more

Review quote

"...it includes useful insights into how to approach Shakespeare as performance. Though extensively documented, this volume can be read in a single setting as well as studied in depth. Summing Up: Recommended." - K. J. Wetmore Jr., Loyola Marymount University in CHOICEshow more