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Macready, Booth, Terry, Irving by Richard Schoch

Macready, Booth, Terry, Irving

Part of the Great Shakespeareans Series


Macready, Booth, Terry, Irving by Richard Schoch

This title offers a comprehensive critical analysis of the most important Shakespearean critics, editors, actors and directors. This volume focuses on Shakespeare's reception by figures in Victorian theatre. Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of William Charles Macready, Edwin Booth, Sir Henry Irving and Ellen Terry to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures or works within the same field.

About the Author

Richard Schoch is Professor of the History of Culture at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

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Publication date

1st March 2011


Richard Schoch

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Continuum Publishing Corporation


224 pages


Shakespeare studies & criticism
Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800



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