Shakespeare In The Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center by Paul MenzerShakespeare In The Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center by Paul Menzer

Shakespeare In The Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center

byPaul MenzerEditorBridget Escolme, Farah Karim-Cooper

Paperback | February 23, 2017

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The original Blackfriars closed its doors in the 1640s, ending over half-a-century of performances by men and boys. In 2001, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, it opened once again. The reconstructed Blackfriars, home to the American Shakespeare Center, represents an old playhouse for the new millennium and therefore symbolically registers the permanent revolution in the performance of Shakespeare. Time and again, the industry refreshes its practices by rediscovering its own history. This book assesses how one American company has capitalised on history and in so doing has forged one of its own to become a major influence in contemporary Shakespearean theatre.
Paul Menzer is Professor and the Director of the Mary Baldwin College MLitt/MFA Shakespeare and Performance graduate program
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Title:Shakespeare In The Theatre: The American Shakespeare CenterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.75 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:February 23, 2017Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:147258497X

ISBN - 13:9781472584977

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Revolutionary Nostalgia Chapter 2: A Peculiar Institution Chapter 3: Bringing History to Light Chapter 4: Ready or not Chapter 5: In Others' Words Appendices: Timelines; Performance history; Architectural History Bibliography Notes Index