Shakespeare in Performance: A Collection of Essays

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Frank Occhiogrosso
University of Delaware Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 147 pages
The essays in this book deal with the nature of performance criticism, performance history, state and screen productions of Shakespeare and the physical playhouse. These essays, by John Russell Brown, James Bulman, Ralph Berry, Herbert Coursen, Jay Halio, James Lusardi, June Schlueter, Harry Keyishian, Alan Dessen, Pauline Kiernan, and Marvin Rosenberg, represent some of the best current thinking on the roles of performance in criticism of Shakespeare.

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Contents

Introduction
7
Shakespeare in Performance Study and Criticism
15
Shylock Antonio and the Politics of Performance
27
The Merchant of Venice
47
Romeo and Juliet in Performance
58
I Have done the deed Macbeth 22
71
Disguise in Trevor Nunns Twelfth Night
84
Patterns of Imagery in Stuart Burges Julius Caesar
93
Teaching Whats Not There
104
The New Globe
113
Tracking Performance Criticism of Shakespeare
123
Bibliography
137
List of Contributors
141
Index
142
Copyright

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Page 119 - To make a child now swaddled, to proceed Man, and then shoot up, in one beard and weed, Past threescore years...
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