Performing early modern drama today / edited by Pascale Aebischer and Kathryn Prince.
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xiii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Theater -- Great Britain -- 21st century.
Theater -- United States -- 21st century.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
- "While much attention has been devoted to performances of Shakespeare's plays today, little has been focused on modern productions of the plays of his contemporaries, such as Marlowe, Webster and Jonson. Performing Early Modern Drama Today offers an overview of early modern performance, featuring chapters by academics, teachers, and practitioners, incorporating a variety of approaches. The book examines modern performances in both Britain and America and includes interviews with influential directors, close analysis of particular stage and screen adaptations and detailed appendices of professional and amateur productions. Chapters examine intellectual and practical opportunities to analyse what is at stake when the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries are performed by ours. "-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction Pascale Aebischer and Kathryn Prince; 2. The early modern repertory and the performance of Shakespeare's contemporaries Lucy Munro; 3. The seeds of time: student theatre and the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries Jeremy Lopez; 4. The performance of early modern drama at Shakespeare's Globe Farah Karim-Cooper; 5. Shakespeare's contemporaries at the Royal Shakespeare Company Coen Heijes; 6. The actors' renaissance season at the Blackfriars Playhouse Jacquelyn Bessell; 7. Dido, Queen of Carthage: site-specific Marlowe Rebecca McCutcheon and Sarah Thom; 8. 'A freshly creepy reality': Jacobean tragedy and realist acting on the contemporary stage Roberta Barker; 9. Early modern drama on screen Pascale Aebischer; 10. Letting the dead come out to dance: an embodied and spatial approach to teaching early modern drama Jonathan Heron, Nicholas Monk and Paul Prescott; 11. Professional productions of early modern drama, 1960-2010 Karin Brown; 12. Performances of early modern drama at academic institutions since 1909 Jeremy Lopez; 13. Performances of early modern plays by amateur and student groups since 1887 Jeremy Lopez.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-239) and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
- Aebischer, Pascale, 1970-
Prince, Kathryn, 1973-
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
- 9780521193351 (hardback)
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