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Macready, Booth, Terry, Irving

by Richard Schoch

Part of the Great Shakespeareans Series

Macready, Booth, Terry, Irving Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826442253
Publication date: 1st March 2011
Author: Richard Schoch
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Shakespeare studies & criticism, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800,

About Richard Schoch

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

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