The Tragedy of Coriolanus
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The Tragedy of Coriolanus

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George Lyman Kittredge's insightful editions of Shakespeare have endured in part because of his eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments--all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. The plays in the New Kittredge Shakespeare series retain their original Kittredge notes and introductions, changed or augmented only when some modernization seems necessary. These new editions also include introductory essays by contemporary editors, notes on the plays as they have been performed on stage and film, and additional student materials.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1585103497
  • 9781585103492
  • 725,487

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"Professor Jeffrey Kahan s expertise in the history of Shakespearean acting complements Kittredge s lucid [introduction and text] to create an edition of "Coriolanus "that centers modern readers in the play s performance. Kahan s introduction to the edition both recounts historical performances and carefully details recent directorial choices choices that reappear in the course of his footnotes providing acting choices for key scenes. These notes, together with photographs of compelling performances, fix the reader s imagination firmly in the midst of Shakespeare s chilling theatrical portrayal of Republican Rome. This highly accessible edition will prove invaluable for actors, students, and lovers of Shakespeare." Cyndia Clegg, Pepperdine University"show more

About William Shakespeare

Jeffrey Kahan is a Professor of English at the University of La Verne in California. He completed his PhD at the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham, England. He has published extensively on Shakespearean forgeries and parodies, has published numerous articles, notes, and reviews, and has edited many editions of Shakespeare, including the Shakespeare for Children series.show more

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"Professor Jeffrey Kahan's expertise in the history of Shakespearean acting complements Kittredge's lucid [introduction and text] to create an edition of Coriolanus that centers modern readers in the play's performance. Kahan's introduction to the edition both recounts historical performances and carefully details recent directorial choices--choices that reappear in the course of his footnotes providing acting choices for key scenes. These notes, together with photographs of compelling performances, fix the reader's imagination firmly in the midst of Shakespeare's chilling theatrical portrayal of Republican Rome. This highly accessible edition will prove invaluable for actors, students, and lovers of Shakespeare." --Cyndia Clegg, Pepperdine University George Lyman Kittredge's insightful editions of Shakespeare have endured in part because of his eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments--all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. The plays in the New Kittredge Shakespeare series retain their original Kittredge notes and introductions, changed or augmented only when some modernization seems necessary. These new editions also include introductory essays by contemporary editors, notes on the plays as they have been performed on stage and film, and additional student materials. These plays are being made available by Focus Publishing with the permission of the Kittredge heirs. Jeffrey Kahan is a Professor of English at the University of La Verne in California. He completed his PhD at the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham, England.show more

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