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From 1997 Shakespeare's Globe flourished once more on London's South Bank after an absence of 400 years. The playhouse is now a major attraction for theatregoers, scholars, tourists, teachers and students of all ages who come to experience Shakespeare's plays and those of his contemporaries performed in their original conditions. The team of artists and education specialists who made this happen come together here to reflect on their 10-year experiment. Principal actors, designers, musicians and Globe Education staff engage with international scholars in a lively debate about the impact of this extraordinary building. Featuring an in-depth interview with former Artistic Director Mark Rylance and a contribution from Patrick Spottiswoode, Founder and Director of Globe Education, the book highlights the complex relationship between designer, composer, actor and audience which gives energy to this thriving Shakespearean centre.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521701662
ISBN-10: 052170166X
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 18mm)
Pages: 297
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christie Carson

Christie Carson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her main area of research interest is the application of digital technology to teaching and research in the field of dramatic performance history. She has created a number of groundbreaking projects in this area working with Cambridge University Press, the Performing Arts Data Service, the English Subject Centre, the British Library and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her interests focus on the way in which contemporary performance history can be both documented and studied in new ways using digital technology. Dr Carson is also very interested in incorporating the work of creative practitioners both in the documentation and the teaching processes. Farah Karim-Cooper is Lecturer in Globe Education and oversees all research activities at Shakespeare's Globe.

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