Shakespeare in the theatre. Cheek by Jowl / Peter Kirwan.
- London, UK ; New York, NY : The Arden Shakespeare, 2019.
- Cheek by Jowl
- Shakespeare in the Theatre.
Shakespeare in the theatre
x, 217 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm.
- Cheek by Jowl (Theater group)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- 1950-
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Theatrical companies -- England -- London.
England -- London.
- "Cheek by Jowl, founded by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod in 1981, is one of the world's most critically acclaimed classical theatre companies. Across seventeen productions of Shakespeare (as well as several by his contemporaries and other European dramatists), Cheek by Jowl's experiments with text, space, light and bodies have produced bold reinventions of canonical and lesser-explored plays. Despite the pre-eminence of the company, its multiple awards and central place in the European repertory, this is the first substantive study of the company's body of work. This book situates Cheek by Jowl's work within the key institutions and traditions that have shaped the company's development from low-budget beginnings at the Edinburgh Festival to international celebration, while also focusing specifically on the company's use of Shakespeare to drive forward its practice. Drawing on the company's work in English, Russian and French, the book uses key productions as case studies to interrogate the company's unique style and build an argument for the distinctive insights offered by Cheek by Jowl's approach. The book draws on new interviews with creative and administrative company members from the full span of Cheek by Jowl's history as well as a full appraisal of the Cheek by Jowl archives, offering the first scholarly overview of the company's work"-- Provided by publisher.
- Shakespeare of Roscommon: tracing a Cheek by Jowl production: The winter's tale (2016-17) and Lady Betty
Touching the void: bodies and space: Macbeth (2009-11) and The Duchess of Malfi (1995-6)
"If I were a woman": the all-male ensemble: Twelfth night (2003-) and As you like it (1991-5)
Cutting and cross-cutting: filmic space and the text: Cymbeline (2007) and The tempest (2011-)
Conceptual rooms: designing not-Shakespeare: 'Tis pity she's a whore (2011-14) and Ubu roi (2013-15)
Empathy and loneliness: Much ado about nothing (1998) and Measure for measure (2013-)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Other format:
- Online version: Kirwan, Peter, author. Cheek by Jowl
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