New Directions in Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

EditorSarah Werner

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This collection asks pressing questions about how and why we study performances of Renaissance drama, challenging prevailing views and suggesting new methodologies for the field. How does an emphasis on Shakespeare limit us? What can we learn from non-traditional theatre? Why should we rethink the value of studying what happens onstage?

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This collection asks pressing questions about how and why we study performances of Renaissance drama, challenging prevailing views and suggesting new methodologies for the field. How does an emphasis on Shakespeare limit us? What can we learn from non-traditional theatre? Why should we rethink the value of studying what happens onstage...

SARAH WERNER is the author of Shakespeare and Feminist Performance (Routledge, 2001) and co-editor of the 'Shakespeare Performed' section of the journal Shakespeare Quarterly. She has published articles in Shakespeare Bulletin and NTQ, and is the Undergraduate Program Director at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230205305

ISBN - 13:9780230205307

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: What can Performance Do For Us?; S.Werner
PART I: WORKING WITH THE EPHEMERAL 
One Piece at a Time; R.Shaughnessy
Replaying Early Modern Performances; W.N.West
Acts of Seizure: A Theatrical Poetics of Metonymy and Metaphor; C.Cobb
PART II: BREAKING DOWN BOUNDARIES 
Page and Stage Again: Rethinking Renaissance Character Phenomenologically; A.J.Hartley
Original Practices and Revolutionary Nostalgia; P.Menzer
Spreading the Shakespeare Gospel, or, The Missionary Position in Modern Performance Criticism; J.Lopez
PART III: RESITUATING SHAKESPEARE 
Performance Criticism Without Performance: The Study of Non-Shakespearean Drama; G.Love
Performing Relevance: Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama on the Modern Stage; E.Smith
Shakespeare and Our Contemporaries; B.Escolme
'Ay, there's the rub': Race and Performance Studies; A.Thompson
Afterword: Performing the 'Live': Cinema, Simulation, and the Death of the Real in Alex Cox's Revengers' Tragedy; C.Lehmann
Index