Performing Shakespeare's Tragedies Today
The Actor's Perspective
Edited by Michael Dobson
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Performing Shakespeare's Tragedies Today by Michael Dobson
Book DescriptionWhat does it mean to perform Shakespeare's Elizabethan and Jacobean tragedies in the modern theatre? This book brings together the reflections of a number of major classical actors on how these works can most powerfully be realized for today's audiences. Concentrating on the 'great' tragedies - Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth and King Lear - the actors offer unique insights into some of the most demanding and rewarding roles in world drama, by showing what it is like to play them on stage. Ten perceptive and articulate performers reflect on their experiences of ten major roles: the Ghost, Gertrude and Hamlet; Iago, Emilia and Othello; Lady Macbeth and Macbeth; Lear's Fool, and King Lear. Together, these essays provide a peculiarly intimate set of trade secrets about what techniques, ideas and memories actors may use when approaching tragic roles in Shakespeare's most challenging plays.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521855099
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Hour-Long Shakespeare: Henry IV (Part 1) Henry V and Richard III, Paperback (June 2015)
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Shakespeare and Amateur Performance, Paperback (June 2013)» View all books by Michael Dobson
From the Renaissance to today, this fascinating theatre history investigates how and why Shakespeare's plays have been performed by amateurs.
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Author Biography - Michael Dobson
Michael Dobson is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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