Measure for Measure
By (author) Stuart Hampton-Reeves
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Measure for Measure by Stuart Hampton-Reeves
Book Description"Measure for Measure" generates much debate and is strikingly modern in its treatment of justice, the limits of authority, surveillance, sexual politics and gender identity. This introductory guide to the play offers a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performance, studies of outstanding and influential performances, a survey of film and TV adaptation, a wide sampling of critical opinion and annotated further reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403944177
(197mm x 128mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stuart Hampton-Reeves
Shakespeare and the Making of Theatre, Hardback (October 2012)
A highly engaging text that approaches Shakespeare as a maker of theatre, as well as a writer of literature. Leading performance critics dismantle Shakespeare's texts, identifying theatrical cues in ways which develop understanding of the underlying theatricality of Shakespeare's plays and stimulate further performances.
Othello, Paperback (December 2010)
An introductory guide to Othello in performance offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key productions, a survey of screen adaptations, a sampling of critical opinion and further reading.
Shakespeare's Histories and Counter-Histories, Paperback (October 2010)
Shakespeare's history plays have always been pivotal to our understanding of his works and their relationship to their political and cultural context. This collection renews attention to these crucial plays by exploring official and unofficial versions of the past, histories and counter-histories.
Henry VI Plays, Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Stuart Hampton-Reeves
The Henry VI plays are Shakespeare's earliest, most theatrically exciting plays and in their day, they were among his most popular works. This is the first major study of the Henry VI plays in performance, and focuses on the cultural context of modern British productions which have explored Shakespeare's troubling depiction of England.
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Author Biography - Stuart Hampton-Reeves
STUART HAMPTON-REEVES is Course Leader for English and Theatre Studies and Subject Leader for Drama at University of Central Lancashire, UK. He is a founder member and on the executive of the British Shakespeare Association. He is author of Shakespeare in Performance: The Henry VI Plays (MUP 2004).
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