Designers' Shakespeare by John Russell BrownDesigners' Shakespeare by John Russell Brown

Designers' Shakespeare

EditorJohn Russell Brown, Stephen Di Benedetto

Paperback | July 15, 2016

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Theatre Design involves everything seen on stage: not only scenery but costumes, wigs, makeup, properties, lighting, sound, even the shape and material of the stage itself.Designers' Shakespearepresents and analyses the work of a half-dozen leading practitioners of this specialist art. By focusing specifically on their Shakespearean work, it also offers a fresh, exciting perspective on some of the best-known drama of all time.

Shakespeare's plays offer an unusual range of opportunities to designers. As they were written for a theatre which gave no opportunity for scenic support or embellishment, designers are freed from any compulsion to imitate original practices. This has resulted in the extraordinarily diverse range of works presented in this volume, which considers among others the work of Josef Svoboda, Karl-Ernst Herrmann, Ming Cho Lee, Alison Chitty, Robert Wilson, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Filter Theatre, Catherine Zuber, John Bury , Christopher Morley, Ralph Koltai and Sean Kenny.

Designers' ShakespearejoinsActors' ShakespeareandDirectors' Shakespeareas essential reading for lovers of Shakespeare from theatre-goers and students to directors and theatre designers.

John Russell Browndirected plays in England, the USA and around the world. He was an Associate Director of the Royal National Theatre for fifteen years, and chaired the Drama Panel of the Arts Council of Great Britain. He authored numerous works on Shakespeare and contemporary theatre, includingNew Sites for Shakespeare(Routledge, 1999...
Title:Designers' ShakespeareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 0.25 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415525071

ISBN - 13:9780415525077


Editorial Reviews

"Highly recommended. Included are essays on Josef Svoboda, Karl-Ernst Herrmann (an excellent study by Klaus van den Berg), Ming Cho Lee, Alison Chitty, and Catherine Zuber. Maria Shevtsova¿s study of director-designer Robert Wilson¿s spatial organization for four Shakespeare productions is outstanding for its fine content and powerful, clear, evocative writing." - F. H. Londr¿University of Missouri-Kansas City in CHOICE