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Shakespeare And Space

Author : Ina Habermann
ISBN : 9781137518354
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection offers an overview of the ways in which space has become relevant to the study of Shakespearean drama and theatre. It distinguishes various facets of space, such as structural aspects of dramatic composition, performance space and the evocation of place, linguistic, social and gendered spaces, early modern geographies, and the impact of theatrical mobility on cultural exchange and the material world. These facets of space are exemplified in individual essays. Throughout, the Shakespearean stage is conceived as a topological ‘node’, or interface between different times, places and people – an approach which also invokes Edward Soja’s notion of ‘Thirdspace’ to describe the blend between the real and the imaginary characteristic of Shakespeare’s multifaceted theatrical world. Part Two of the volume emphasises the theatrical mobility of Hamlet – conceptually from an anthropological perspective, and historically in the tragedy’s migrations to Germany, Russia and North America.

Crossing Time And Space

Author : Carla Dente
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121495936
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Playwright Space And Place In Early Modern Performance

Author : Mr Tim Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9781409478980
Genre : Performing Arts
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Analyzing Elizabethan and Jacobean playtexts for their spatial implications, this innovative study discloses the extent to which the resources and constraints of public playhouse buildings affected the construction of the fictional worlds of early modern plays. The study argues that playwrights were writing with foresight, inscribing the constraints and resources of the stages into their texts. It goes further, to posit that Shakespeare and his playwright-contemporaries adhered to a set of generic conventions, rather than specific local company practices, about how space and place were to be related in performance: the playwrights constituted thus an overarching virtual 'company' producing playtexts that shared features across the acting companies and playhouses. By clarifying a sixteenth- to seventeenth-century conception of theatrical place, Tim Fitzpatrick adds a new layer of meaning to our understanding of the plays. His approach adds a new dimension to these particular documents which–though many of them are considered of great literary worth–were not originally generated for any other reason than to be performed within a specific performance context. The fact that the playwrights were aware of the features of this performance tradition makes their texts a potential mine of performance information, and casts light back on the texts themselves: if some of their meanings are 'spatial', these will have been missed by purely literary tools of analysis.

City Stage Globe

Author : D.J. Hopkins
ISBN : 9781135869076
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This interdisciplinary study theorizes the interaction of individual performance and social space. Examining three categories of space – the urban, the theatrical, and the cartographic – this volume considers the role of performance in the production and operation of these spaces during a period in London’s history defined roughly by the life of Shakespeare. City/Stage/Globe not only organizes a selection of plays, pageants, maps, and masques in the historical and cultural contexts in which they emerged, but also uses performance theory to locate the ways in which these seemingly ephemeral events contributed to lasting change in the spatial concepts and physical topograpy of early modern London.

Shakespeare In Space

Author : Herbert R. Coursen
ISBN : 0820457140
Genre : Drama
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The space of performance dictates what can occur within it. A proscenium stage as opposed to a thrust stage or black-and-white film as opposed to color film conditions what a Shakespeare script can communicate to an audience. The productions and their accommodation to their medium that this book treats in detail include television productions such as the Shaw-Warner <I>Richard II, the Caird <I>Henry IV, the Hytner <I>Twelfth Night, the Eyre <I>King Lear, and the second season of the Animated Shakespeare Series, as well as films such as the British Film Institute's silent film production, the Hoffman <I>A Midsummer-Night's Dream, the Almereyda <I>Hamlet, the Branagh <I>Hamlet, the Taymor <I>Titus, and the Branagh <I>Love's Labour's Lost.

The Shakespearean Stage Space

Author : Mariko Ichikawa
ISBN : 9781107020351
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Shakespearean Stage Space explores the original staging of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries in Renaissance playhouses.

French Essays On Shakespeare And His Contemporaries

Author : Jean-Marie Maguin
ISBN : UOM:39015034863103
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The nineteen essays selected for this volume represent typical work concerning Shakespeare and related studies carried out in France over the past fifteen years. Interests run from textual history to drama and theater poetics, myth, and iconography. The work of directors staging Shakespeare in French, questions of time and space (including scenic space), the reception of music, the interpretation of songs in the theater, the monstrous as concept and metaphor, the changing tensions between language and reality, Homer or historiography as sources of Shakespeare, and the theme of war are other issues addressed. Some of the essays show the influence of structuralist poetics or poststructuralism; all rely on a thorough knowledge of Renaissance idiom and thought.

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