Shakespeare And The Authority Of Performance by William B. WorthenShakespeare And The Authority Of Performance by William B. Worthen

Shakespeare And The Authority Of Performance

byWilliam B. Worthen

Paperback | October 13, 1997

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This stimulating book asks how both text and performance are construed as vessels of authority, and finds that our understanding of Shakespearean performance retains a surprising sense of the possibility of being "faithful" to Shakespearean texts, and so to "Shakespeare." After an opening theoretical chapter, Worthen examines the relationship between text and performance in three activities: directing, acting, and scholarship. The book contributes to the scholarly study of acting and directing, and to the wider discourse of performance studies.
Title:Shakespeare And The Authority Of PerformanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:October 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521558999

ISBN - 13:9780521558990


Table of Contents

1. Authority and performance; 2. Shakespeare's auteurs: directing authority; 3. Shakespeare's body: acting and the designs of authority; 4. Shakespeare's page, Shakespeare's stage: performance criticism.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a wide-ranging, exploratory book...whose project is to cross the gap between theory and performance." Essays in Theatre