Shakespeares Violated Bodies: Stage and Screen Performance by Pascale AebischerShakespeares Violated Bodies: Stage and Screen Performance by Pascale Aebischer

Shakespeares Violated Bodies: Stage and Screen Performance

byPascale Aebischer

Paperback | July 30, 2009

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Looking at the violation of bodies in Shakespeare's tragedies, especially as revealed (or concealed) in performance on stage and screen, Pascale Aebischer discusses stage and screen performances of Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, Othello and King Lear. Aebischer demonstrates how bodies virtually absent from playtexts and critical discussion (due to silence, disability, marginalization, racial otherness or death) can be prominent in performance, where their representation reflects the cultural and political climate of the production.
Title:Shakespeares Violated Bodies: Stage and Screen PerformanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:July 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521117844

ISBN - 13:9780521117845

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Gravedigger's daughter - a story of loss; Introduction: filling the empty space; 1. Titus Andronicus: spectacular obscenities; 2. 'Not dead? not yet quite dead?': Hamlet's unruly corpses; 3. Murderous male moors: gazing at race in Titus Andronicus and Othello; 4. En-gendering violence and suffering in King Lear; Epilogue: Polly goes to Hollywood - a success story; Appendix: Main productions cited; Bibliography; Index.

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"Aebischer's book analyzes a dazzling range of Shakespeare productions...she exceeds such a simplified ousting of hierarchy in the drama with what, despite some rough spots is a fascinating challenge to Shakepsearean interpretive orthodoxy." Sixteenth Century Journal Michelle Parkinson, Purdue University