Performing Early Modern Drama Today by Pascale AebischerPerforming Early Modern Drama Today by Pascale Aebischer

Performing Early Modern Drama Today

EditorPascale Aebischer, Kathryn Prince

Hardcover | November 26, 2012

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While much attention has been devoted to performances of Shakespeare's plays today, little has been focused on modern productions of the plays of his contemporaries, such as Marlowe, Webster and Jonson. Performing Early Modern Drama Today offers an overview of early modern performance, featuring chapters by academics, teachers and practitioners, incorporating a variety of approaches. The book examines modern performances in both Britain and America and includes interviews with influential directors, close analysis of particular stage and screen adaptations and detailed appendices of professional and amateur productions. Chapters examine intellectual and practical opportunities to analyse what is at stake when the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries are performed by ours. Whether experimenting with original performance practices or contemporary theatrical and cinematic ones, productions of early modern drama offer an inspiring, sometimes unusual, always interesting perspective on the plays they interpret for modern audiences.
Title:Performing Early Modern Drama TodayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:November 26, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521193354

ISBN - 13:9780521193351


Table of Contents

1. Introduction Pascale Aebischer and Kathryn Prince; 2. The early modern repertory and the performance of Shakespeare's contemporaries Lucy Munro; 3. The seeds of time: student theatre and the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries Jeremy Lopez; 4. The performance of early modern drama at Shakespeare's Globe Farah Karim-Cooper; 5. Shakespeare's contemporaries at the Royal Shakespeare Company Coen Heijes; 6. The actors' renaissance season at the Blackfriars Playhouse Jacquelyn Bessell; 7. Dido, Queen of Carthage: site-specific Marlowe Rebecca McCutcheon and Sarah Thom; 8. 'A freshly creepy reality': Jacobean tragedy and realist acting on the contemporary stage Roberta Barker; 9. Early modern drama on screen Pascale Aebischer; 10. Letting the dead come out to dance: an embodied and spatial approach to teaching early modern drama Jonathan Heron, Nicholas Monk and Paul Prescott; 11. Professional productions of early modern drama, 1960-2010 Karin Brown; 12. Performances of early modern drama at academic institutions since 1909 Jeremy Lopez; 13. Performances of early modern plays by amateur and student groups since 1887 Jeremy Lopez.