Performing Early Modern Drama TodayPerforming Early Modern Drama Today



Recent performances of early modern plays are analysed in essays by practitioners and academics, featuring critical, pedagogical and practical approaches.

Author: Pascale Aebischer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521193351

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Page: 247

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Recent performances of early modern plays are analysed in essays by practitioners and academics, featuring critical, pedagogical and practical approaches.

Performing Early Modern Drama Today Shakespeare s contemporaries at the Royal Shakespeare CompanyPerforming Early Modern Drama Today Shakespeare s contemporaries at the Royal Shakespeare Company



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.

Author: Pascale Aebischer

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ISBN: 1139887785

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Page: 247

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"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.

Performing Early Modern Drama Today The actors Renaissance season at the Blackfriars PlayhousePerforming Early Modern Drama Today The actors Renaissance season at the Blackfriars Playhouse



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.

Author: Pascale Aebischer

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ISBN: 1139793071

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Page: 247

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"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.

Performing Early Modern Drama Today A freshly creepy reality Jacobean tragedy and realist acting on the contemporary stagePerforming Early Modern Drama Today A freshly creepy reality Jacobean tragedy and realist acting on the contemporary stage



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.

Author: Pascale Aebischer

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ISBN: 1139778692

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Page: 247

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"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.

Performing Early Modern Drama Today Dido Queen of Carthage site specific MarlowePerforming Early Modern Drama Today Dido Queen of Carthage site specific Marlowe



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.

Author: Pascale Aebischer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1139783149

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Page: 247

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"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.

Screening Early Modern DramaScreening Early Modern Drama



Pascale Aebischer provides the only comprehensive analysis of early modern drama on screen, expanding the scope of Shakespearean performance studies.

Author: Pascale Aebischer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107024939

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Page: 274

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Pascale Aebischer provides the only comprehensive analysis of early modern drama on screen, expanding the scope of Shakespearean performance studies.

Shakespeare Spectatorship and the Technologies of PerformanceShakespeare Spectatorship and the Technologies of Performance



Examining how technological developments in performance practices affect spectator experience of Shakespeare and early modern drama.

Author: Pascale Aebischer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108420488

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Page: 256

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Examining how technological developments in performance practices affect spectator experience of Shakespeare and early modern drama.

Religion and Drama in Early Modern EnglandReligion and Drama in Early Modern England



Performing. the. Marprelate. Controversy. Joseph. L. Black. Though powerful
figures in church and state thought otherwise, Francis Bacon considered the
situation sufficiently dangerous to risk giving some firmly worded advice: “it is
more than ...

Author: Dr Elizabeth Williamson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409478638

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Page: 296

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Offering fuller understandings of both dramatic representations and the complexities of religious culture, this collection reveals the ways in which religion and performance were inextricably linked in early modern England. Its readings extend beyond the interpretation of straightforward religious allusions and suggest new avenues for theorizing the dynamic relationship between religious representations and dramatic ones. By addressing the particular ways in which commercial drama adapted the sensory aspects of religious experience to its own symbolic systems, the volume enacts a methodological shift towards a more nuanced semiotics of theatrical performance. Covering plays by a wide range of dramatists, including Shakespeare, individual essays explore the material conditions of performance, the intricate resonances between dramatic performance and religious ceremonies, and the multiple valences of religious references in early modern plays. Additionally, Religion and Drama in Early Modern England reveals the theater's broad interpretation of post-Reformation Christian practice, as well as its engagement with the religions of Islam, Judaism and paganism.

Early Modern Drama in PerformanceEarly Modern Drama in Performance



This collection brings together essays on the topics of Shakespeare, theater history, and early English drama in performance by scholars influenced by the pioneering work of Lois Potter.

Author: Mark Netzloff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611495133

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Page: 202

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This collection brings together essays on the topics of Shakespeare, theater history, and early English drama in performance by scholars influenced by the pioneering work of Lois Potter.

Performing Early Modern Drama Beyond ShakespearePerforming Early Modern Drama Beyond Shakespeare



This Element provides the first in-depth study of the present-day all-boy company, Edward's Boys, who are based at King Edward VI School ('Shakespeare's School') in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Author: Harry McCarthy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108810233

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Page: 75

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This Element provides the first in-depth study of the present-day all-boy company, Edward's Boys, who are based at King Edward VI School ('Shakespeare's School') in Stratford-upon-Avon. Since 2005, the company has produced a wide array of early modern plays, providing the most substantial repertory of early modern drama available for examination by scholars. The Element provides a comprehensive account of the company's practices, drawing on extensive rehearsal and performance observation, evidence from the company's archive, and interviews with actors and key company personnel. The Element takes account of the company's particular educational and strongly interpersonal environment, suggesting that these factors have a distinctive shaping force on their performance practice. In the hands of Edward's Boys, the Element argues, early modern drama becomes the source of company creation, ensemble practice, and virtuosic physical play, inviting us to reimagine what it means - and takes - to perform these plays today.

Shakespeare s Violated BodiesShakespeare s Violated Bodies



This fascinating study looks at the violation of bodies in Shakespeare's tragedies, especially as revealed (or concealed) in performance on stage and screen.

Author: Pascale Aebischer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521829356

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Page: 221

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This fascinating study looks at the violation of bodies in Shakespeare's tragedies, especially as revealed (or concealed) in performance on stage and screen. Pascale Aebischer discusses stage and screen performances of Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, Othello and King Lear with a view to showing how bodies which are virtually absent from both playtexts and critical discourse (due to silence, disability, marginalisation, racial otherness or death) can be prominent in performance, where their representation reflects the cultural and political climate of the production.

The Cambridge Introduction to Early Modern Drama 1576 1642The Cambridge Introduction to Early Modern Drama 1576 1642



A stimulating introduction to the drama of the early modern era, through a focus on commercial playhouses and their repertoires.

Author: Julie Sanders

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107013568

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Page: 282

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A stimulating introduction to the drama of the early modern era, through a focus on commercial playhouses and their repertoires.

Playwright Space and Place in Early Modern PerformancePlaywright Space and Place in Early Modern Performance



By clarifying a sixteenth- to seventeenth-century conception of theatrical place, Tim Fitzpatrick adds a new layer of meaning to our understanding of the texts.

Author: Tim Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409428273

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Page: 314

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Analyzing Elizabethan and Jacobean play texts for their spatial implications, this innovative study discloses the extent to which the resources and constraints of public playhouse buildings affected the construction of the fictional worlds of early modern plays. By clarifying a sixteenth- to seventeenth-century conception of theatrical place, Tim Fitzpatrick adds a new layer of meaning to our understanding of the texts.

Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to MiltonPerforming Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton



48 Geoffrey Bullough, Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare (New
York, 1957-74), p. ... It is not coincidental to the argument of Performing Early
Modern Trauma that a poet's words are altered, given that this book is interested
in the ...

Author: Thomas P. Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351912136

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Page: 248

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An examination of political and cultural acts of commemoration, this study addresses the way personal and collective loss is registered in prose, poetry and drama in early modern England. It focuses on the connection of representation of violence in literary works to historical traumas such as royal death, secularization and regicide. The author contends that dramatic and poetic forms function as historical archives both in their commemoration of the past and in their reenactment of loss that is part of any effort to represent traumatic history. Incorporating contemporary theories of memory and loss, Thomas Anderson here analyzes works by Shakepeare, Marlowe, Webster, Marvell and Milton. Where other studies about violent loss in the period tend to privilege allegorical readings that equate the content of art to its historical analogue, this study insists that artistic representations are performative as they commemorate the past. By interrogating the difficulty in representing historical crises in poetry, drama and political prose, Anderson demonstrates how early modern English identity is the fragile product of an ambivalent desire to flee history. This book's major contribution to Renaissance studies lies in the way it conceives the representations of violent loss-secular and religious-in early modern texts as moments of failed political and social memorialization. It offers a fresh way to understand the development of historical and national identity in England during the Renaissance.

Staging the Blazon in Early Modern English TheaterStaging the Blazon in Early Modern English Theater



Offering the first sustained and comprehensive scholarly consideration of the dramatic potential of the blazon, this volume complicates what has become a standard reading of the Petrarchan convention of dismembering the beloved through ...

Author: Sara Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317050735

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Page: 232

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Offering the first sustained and comprehensive scholarly consideration of the dramatic potential of the blazon, this volume complicates what has become a standard reading of the Petrarchan convention of dismembering the beloved through poetic description. At the same time, it contributes to a growing understanding of the relationship between the material conditions of theater and interpretations of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The chapters in this collection are organized into five thematic parts emphasizing the conventions of theater that compel us to consider bodies as both literally present and figuratively represented through languge. The first part addresses the dramatic blazon as used within the conventions of courtly love. Examining the classical roots of the Petrarchan blazon, the next part explores the violent eroticism of a poetic technique rooted in Ovidian notions of metamorphosis. With similar attention paid to brutality, the third part analyzes the representation of blazonic dismemberment on stage and screen. Figurative battles become real in the fourth part, which addresses the frequent blazons surfacing in historical and political plays. The final part moves to the role of audience, analyzing the role of the observer in containing the identity of the blazoned woman as well as her attempts to resist becoming an objectified spectacle.

Working Subjects in Early Modern English DramaWorking Subjects in Early Modern English Drama



Chapter 6 Will Kempe's Work: Performing the Player's Masculinity in Kempe s
Nine Daies Wonder Ronda Arab Gender cannot be ... There was no single "
masculinity" in early modern England, and the working man performed his
masculinity in ...

Author: Dr Michelle M Dowd

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409478379

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Page: 310

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Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama investigates the ways in which work became a subject of inquiry on the early modern stage and the processes by which the drama began to forge new connections between labor and subjectivity in the period. The essays assembled here address fascinating and hitherto unexplored questions raised by the subject of labor as it was taken up in the drama of the period: How were laboring bodies and the goods they produced, marketed and consumed represented onstage through speech, action, gesture, costumes and properties? How did plays participate in shaping the identities that situated laboring subjects within the social hierarchy? In what ways did the drama engage with contemporary discourses (social, political, economic, religious, etc.) that defined the cultural meanings of work? How did players and playwrights define their own status with respect to the shifting boundaries between high status/low status, legitimate/illegitimate, profitable/unprofitable, skilled/unskilled, formal/informal, male/female, free/bound, paid/unpaid forms of work? Merchants, usurers, clothworkers, cooks, confectioners, shopkeepers, shoemakers, sheepshearers, shipbuilders, sailors, perfumers, players, magicians, servants and slaves are among the many workers examined in this collection. Offering compelling new readings of both canonical and lesser-known plays in a broad range of genres (including history plays, comedies, tragedies, tragi-comedies, travel plays and civic pageants), this collection considers how early modern drama actively participated in a burgeoning, proto-capitalist economy by staging England's newly diverse workforce and exploring the subject of work itself.

Playing IndoorsPlaying Indoors



A history of the experiences of artists and audience members who experienced the space first, the book is also a study of the significance of re-imagined theatres like the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Globe.

Author: Will Tosh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350013872

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Page: 296

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What have we discovered about performance practice in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse since the opening of the intimate candlelit theatre at Shakespeare's Globe? Playing Indoors reveals the results of a two-year study into the performance of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama in this unique theatre, drawing together insights into early modern stage practice and the observations of today's actors and spectators. A history of the experiences of artists and audience members who experienced the space first, the book is also a study of the significance of re-imagined theatres like the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Globe. Accessibly written and intended for a wide audience of students, scholars, artists and theatre-goers, Playing Indoors is a valuable contribution to the young field of early modern practice-as-research.

Performing Maternity in Early Modern EnglandPerforming Maternity in Early Modern England



The essays interrogate how early modern texts depict fertility, conception, delivery and gendered constructions of maternity by analyzing a wealth of historical documents and images in conjunction with dramatic and non-dramatic literary ...

Author: Kathryn R. McPherson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351912075

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Page: 262

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Performing Maternity in Early Modern England features essays that share a common concern with exploring maternity's cultural representation, performative aspects and practical consequences in the period from 1540-1690. The essays interrogate how early modern texts depict fertility, conception, delivery and gendered constructions of maternity by analyzing a wealth of historical documents and images in conjunction with dramatic and non-dramatic literary texts. They emphasize that the embodied, repeated and public nature of maternity defines it as inherently performative and ultimately central to the production of gender identity during the early modern period.

Transnational Mobilities in Early Modern TheaterTransnational Mobilities in Early Modern Theater



The essays in this volume investigate English, Italian, Spanish, German, and Czech early modern theatre, placing Shakespeare and his English contemporaries in the theatrical contexts of early modern Europe.

Author: Professor Robert Henke

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409468295

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Page: 302

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The essays in this volume investigate English, Italian, Spanish, German, and Czech early modern theatre, placing Shakespeare and his English contemporaries in the theatrical contexts of early modern Europe. Contributors examine the movement of theatrical units, genres, performance practices and dramatic texts across geo-linguistic borders. Mobility is examined from both material and symbolic angles, revealing a tension between transnational movement and resistance to border-crossing. .