Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary by Alan C. Dessen
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary
By Alan C. Dessen

Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary

By (author) See other recent books by Alan C. Dessen
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $56.95
Your Price: $51.26 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.56 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary by Alan C. Dessen

Book Description

In this rigorous investigation of the staging of Shakespeare's plays, Alan Dessen wrestles with three linked questions: (1) what did a playgoer at the original production actually see? (2) how can we tell today? and (3) so what? His emphasis is upon images and on-stage effects (e.g. the sick-chair, early entrances, tomb scenes) easily obscured or eclipsed today. Basing his analysis on the 600 English professional plays performed before 1642, Dessen identifies a vocabulary of the theatre shared by Shakespeare, his theatrical colleagues and his playgoers, in which stage directions do not admit of neat dictionary definitions but can be glossed in terms of options and potential meanings. To explore such terms, along with various costumes and properties (keys, trees, coffins, books), is to challenge assumptions that underlie how Shakespeare is read, edited and staged today.

Buy Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary book by Alan C. Dessen from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521032414
ISBN-10: 0521032415
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Alan C. Dessen

Titus Andronicus by Alan C. Dessen Titus Andronicus, Hardback (August 2013)

The second edition of Friedman's stage history of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus adds an examination of twelve major theatrical productions and one film that appeared in the years 1989-2009, identifying four lines of descent in the recent performance history of the play: the stylised, realistic, darkly comic, and political approaches.

Rescripting Shakespeare by Alan C. Dessen Rescripting Shakespeare, Hardback (June 2002)

In this 2002 book, Alan Dessen examines the pluses and minuses of directors' rescripting or rewrighting of Shakespeare's playtexts.

Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642 by Alan C. Dessen Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642, Paperback (March 2001)

This Dictionary explains over 900 terms found in the stage directions of plays for the professional stage by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary by Alan C. Dessen Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary, Hardback (March 1995)

Dessen investigates what a playgoer actually saw on stage at the first performance of, for example, Hamlet or Macbeth.

» View all books by Alan C. Dessen

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary book by Alan C. Dessen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Alan C. Dessen close
Titus Andronicus by Alan C. Dessen
Rescripting Shakespeare by Alan C. Dessen
Rescripting Shakespeare by Alan C. Dessen
Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642 by Alan C. Dessen
Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642 by Alan C. Dessen
Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary by Alan C. Dessen
Elizabethan Stage Conventions and Modern Interpreters by Alan C. Dessen
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close