Talking to the Audience by Bridget Escolme
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Talking to the Audience
By Bridget Escolme

Talking to the Audience

Shakespeare, Performance, Self

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Talking to the Audience by Bridget Escolme

Book Description

This unique study investigates the ways in which the staging convention of direct address - talking to the audience - can construct selfhood, for Shakespeare's characters. By focusing specifically on the relationship between performer and audience, Talking to the Audience examines what happens when the audience are in the presence of a dramatic figure who knows they are there. It is a book concerned with theatrical illusion; with the pleasures and disturbances of seeing 'characters' produced in the moment of performance. Through analysis of contemporary productions Talking to the Audience serves to demonstrate how the study of recent performance helps us to understand both Shakespeare's cultural moment and our own. Its exploration of how theory and practice can inform each other make this essential reading for all those studying Shakespeare in either a literary or theatrical context.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415332231
ISBN-10: 0415332230
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Antony and Cleopatra by Bridget Escolme Antony and Cleopatra, Hardback (March 2006)

Offers the student of Shakespeare and the theatre a way in to reading "Anthony and Cleopatra" theatrically. This handbook analyses of key theatre and film productions, an account of the historical and theatrical conditions in which the play was first produced, and a scene-by-scene account of how the play might be approached in performance.

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