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A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance

by Barbara Hodgdon

Part of the Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series

A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance Synopsis

A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance provides a state-of-the-art engagement with the rapidly developing field of Shakespeare performance studies. Redraws the boundaries of Shakespeare performance studies. Considers performance in a range of media, including in print, in the classroom, in the theatre, in film, on television and video, in multimedia and digital forms. Introduces important terms and contemporary areas of enquiry in Shakespeare and performance. Raises questions about the dynamic interplay between Shakespearean writing and the practices of contemporary performance and performance studies. Written by an international group of major scholars, teachers, and professional theatre makers.

A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance Press Reviews

The volume compiles superb essays written by an excellent cast of 34 contributors and edited by star scholars Choice

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405188210
Publication date: 19th September 2008
Author: Barbara Hodgdon
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 704 pages
Categories: Literature: history & criticism,

About Barbara Hodgdon

Barbara Hodgdon is Professor of English at the University of Michigan and Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor Emerita at Drake University. Her previous publications include The End Crowns All: Closure and Contradiction in Shakespeare's History (1991), The First Part of King Henry the Fourth: Texts and Contexts (1997), and The Shakespeare Trade: Performances and Appropriations (1998). She was guest editor for a special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly (2002) on Shakespeare films and is currently editing The Taming of the Shrew for the Arden 3 series. W. B. Worthen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre at Barnard College. He is the author ...

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