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Shakespearean Stage Production

Shakespearean Stage Production PDF
Author: Cécile de Banke
Publisher: Routledge
Size: 68.88 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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Shakespearean Stage Production Book Description

by Cécile de Banke, Shakespearean Stage Production Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shakespearean Stage Production books, An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the 1950s when the book was originally published. This book suggests that Shakespeare should be performed today on the type of stage for which his plays were written. It analyses the development of the Elizabethan stage, from crude inn-yard performances to the building and use of the famous Globe. Since the Globe saw the enactment of some of the Bard’s greatest dramas, its construction, properties, stage devices, and sound effects are reviewed in detail with suggestions on how a producer can create the same effects on a modern or reconstructed Elizabethan stage. Shakespeare’s plays were written to fit particular groups of actors. The book gives descriptions of the men who formed the acting companies of Elizabethan London and of the actors of Shakespeare’s own company, giving insights into the training and acting that Shakespeare advocated. With full descriptions and pages of reproductions, the costume section shows the types of dress necessary for each play, along with accessories and trimmings. A table of Elizabethan fabrics and colours is included. The final section explores the little-known and interesting story of the integral part of music and dance in Shakespeare’s works. Scene by scene the section discusses appropriate music or song for each play and supplies substitute ideas for Elizabethan instruments. Various dances are described – among them the pavan, gailliard, canary and courante. This book is an invaluable wealth of research, with extensive bibliographies and extra information.


The Shakespearean Stage Space

The Shakespearean Stage Space PDF
Author: Mariko Ichikawa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Size: 27.97 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 221
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The Shakespearean Stage Space Book Description

by Mariko Ichikawa, The Shakespearean Stage Space Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Shakespearean Stage Space books, The Shakespearean Stage Space explores the original staging of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries in Renaissance playhouses.


Gender In Play On The Shakespearean Stage

Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage PDF
Author: Michael Shapiro
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Size: 31.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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Gender In Play On The Shakespearean Stage Book Description

by Michael Shapiro, Gender In Play On The Shakespearean Stage Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gender In Play On The Shakespearean Stage books, Cross-dressing in Shakespeare: a context for Elizabethan gender studies


Lighting The Shakespearean Stage 1567 1642

Lighting the Shakespearean Stage  1567   1642 PDF
Author: Robert B. Graves
Publisher: SIU Press
Size: 31.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 275
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Lighting The Shakespearean Stage 1567 1642 Book Description

by Robert B. Graves, Lighting The Shakespearean Stage 1567 1642 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lighting The Shakespearean Stage 1567 1642 books, In Lighting the Shakespearean Stage, 1567–1642,R. B. Graves examines the lighting of early modern English drama from both historical and aesthetic perspectives. He traces the contrasting traditions of sunlit amphitheaters and candlelit hall playhouses, describes the different lighting techniques, and estimates the effect of these techniques both indoors and outdoors. Graves discusses the importance of stage lighting in determining the dramatic effect, even in cases where the manipulation of light was not under the direct control of the theater artists. He devotes a chapter to the early modern lighting equipment available to English Renaissance actors and surveys theatrical lighting before the construction of permanent playhouses in London. Elizabethan stage lighting, he argues, drew on both classical and medieval precedents.


Costuming The Shakespearean Stage

Costuming the Shakespearean Stage PDF
Author: Dr Robert I Lublin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Size: 62.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Costuming The Shakespearean Stage Book Description

by Dr Robert I Lublin, Costuming The Shakespearean Stage Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Costuming The Shakespearean Stage books, Although scholars have long considered the material conditions surrounding the production of early modern drama, until now, no book-length examination has sought to explain what was worn on the period's stages and, more importantly, how articles of apparel were understood when seen by contemporary audiences. Robert Lublin's new study considers royal proclamations, religious writings, paintings, woodcuts, plays, historical accounts, sermons, and legal documents to investigate what Shakespearean actors actually wore in production and what cultural information those costumes conveyed. Four of the chapters of Costuming the Shakespearean Stage address 'categories of seeing': visually based semiotic systems according to which costumes constructed and conveyed information on the early modern stage. The four categories include gender, social station, nationality, and religion. The fifth chapter examines one play, Thomas Middleton's A Game at Chess, to show how costumes signified across the categories of seeing to establish a play's distinctive semiotics and visual aesthetic.


Emotional Excess On The Shakespearean Stage

Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage PDF
Author: Bridget Escolme
Publisher: A&C Black
Size: 59.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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Emotional Excess On The Shakespearean Stage Book Description

by Bridget Escolme, Emotional Excess On The Shakespearean Stage Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Emotional Excess On The Shakespearean Stage books, This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage demonstrates the links made between excess of emotion and madness in the early modern period. It argues that the ways in which today's popular and theatrical cultures judge how much is too much can distort our understanding of early modern drama and theatre. It argues that permitting the excesses of the early modern drama onto the contemporary stage might free actors and audiences alike from assumptions that in order to engage with the drama of the past, its characters must be just like us. The book deals with characters in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries who are sad for too long, or angry to the point of irrationality; people who laugh when they shouldn't or make their audiences do so; people whose selfhood has broken down into an excess of fragmentary extremes and who are labelled mad. It is about moments in the theatre when excessive emotion is rewarded and applauded - and about moments when the expression of emotion is in excess of what is socially acceptable: embarrassing, shameful, unsettling or insane. The book explores the broader cultures of emotion that produce these theatrical moments, and the theatre's role in regulating and extending the acceptable expression of emotion. It is concerned with the acting of excessive emotion and with acting emotion excessively. And it asks how these excesses are produced or erased, give pleasure or pain, in versions of early modern drama in theatre, film and television today. Plays discussed include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Spanish Tragedy, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, and Coriolanus.


The Cambridge Companion To Shakespeare On Stage

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage PDF
Author: Stanley Wells
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Size: 39.14 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 322
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The Cambridge Companion To Shakespeare On Stage Book Description

by Stanley Wells, The Cambridge Companion To Shakespeare On Stage Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge Companion To Shakespeare On Stage books, A Companion addressing all aspects of Shakespeare in performance, first published in 1992.


Shakespeare S Theatre

Shakespeare s Theatre PDF
Author: Hugh Macrae Richmond
Publisher: A&C Black
Size: 55.26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 570
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Shakespeare S Theatre Book Description

by Hugh Macrae Richmond, Shakespeare S Theatre Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shakespeare S Theatre books, Under an alphabetical list of relevant terms, names and concepts, the book reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins>


Shakespeare In The Theatre Yukio Ninagawa

Shakespeare in the Theatre  Yukio Ninagawa PDF
Author: Conor Hanratty
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Size: 51.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Shakespeare In The Theatre Yukio Ninagawa Book Description

by Conor Hanratty, Shakespeare In The Theatre Yukio Ninagawa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shakespeare In The Theatre Yukio Ninagawa books, Yukio Ninagawa (1935–2016) was Japan's foremost director of Shakespeare whose productions were acclaimed around the world. His work was lauded for its spectacular imagery, its inventive use of Japanese iconography and its striking fusion of Eastern and Western theatre traditions. Over a career spanning six decades, Ninagawa directed 31 of Shakespeare's plays, many of them, including Hamlet, on multiple occasions. His productions of Macbeth, The Tempest, Pericles, Twelfth Night and Cymbeline became seminal events in world Shakespeare production during the last 30 years. This is the first English-language book dedicated exclusively to Ninagawa's work. Featuring an overview of his extraordinary output, this study considers his Shakespearean work within the context of his overall career. Individual chapters cover Ninagawa's approach Shakespeare and Greek tragedy, in particular his landmark productions of Macbeth and Medea, and his eight separate productions of Hamlet. The volume includes a detailed analysis of the Sai-no-Kuni Shakespeare Series – in which Ninagawa set out to stage all of Shakespeare's plays in his hometown of Saitama, north of Tokyo. Written by Conor Hanratty, who studied with Ninagawa for over a year, it offers a unique and unprecedented glimpse into the work and approach of one of the world's great theatre directors.