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Shakespeare in Parts

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ISBN-10: 0199591105

ISBN-13: 9780199591107

Edition: 2010

Authors: Simon Palfrey, Tiffany Stern

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Book details

List price: $24.49
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 9.20" wide x 6.20" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Simon Palfrey is professor of English literature at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Brasenose College.

Tiffany Stern is Professor of Early Modern Drama at Oxford University and the Beaverbrook and Bouverie Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at University College, Oxford. She specialises in Shakespeare, theatre history from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, book history and editing. Her previous publications include Shakespeare in Parts (co-written with Simon Palfrey, 2007, and winner of the 2009 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies), Making Shakespeare (2004) and Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan (2000).

List of Illustrations
Textual Notes
Introduction
History
The Actor's Part
Early Modern Professional Parts
The University Part
The Restoration Part
ater Parts
Twentieth-Century Parts
The Actors
Casting
Typecasting
'Becoming' the Part
Doubling and Vizards
Rehearsing and Performing
The Reading
The Distribution of Parts
earning Parts
Instruction
Rehearsal
Performance and the Prompter
Performances and Repeated Performances
Interpreting Cues
History of the Cue
The Cue
Length of Cue
Interpreting Shakespeare's Cues: Introduction
Cues and Characterization
Early and Inaugurating Cues
Transitional Cues
Recurring Cues
Conclusion
Waiting and Suddenness: The Part in Time
Ellipses and Plotting a Part
Set-Piece: Macduff
Cued Action
Set-Piece: Bertram
Short-Line Cues
Conclusion
Repeated Cues
Introduction
From Crowds to Clowns
Crowds
Clowns
Set-Piece: Malvolio
Comi-tragic/Tragi-comic Pathos
Mercutio
The Battle for the Cue-Space: The Merchant of Venice
Shylock's Repetitions
Cues and Power
Cues and Comic Uncertainty
The Trial Scene
Conclusion
Tragedy
Tragic Bathos: Romeo and Juliet
Tragic Pathos
Julius Caesar
Hamlet
Troilus and Cressida
Othello
Lady Macbeth
The Cue-Space in King Lear
Gloucester
Poor Tom
Edgar and Gloucester
The 'Mad' Lear
Cordelia
The Final Scene
Post-Tragic Effects
Antony and Cleopatra
Imogen in Cymbeline
The Cue-Space in The Tempest
Cueing the Scene
Miranda
Ariel
Caliban (1)
Ferdinand
Antonio and Sebastian
Caliban (2)
Conclusion
The Actor with his Part
History
Interpreting Parts: Emotions
Playwrights and Emotions
Parts and Emphasis
Parts and Action
Dramatic Prosody
Introduction
Verse/Prose
Rhyme
Short Speech Units (Short Lines, Midline Switches)
Prosodic Switches: Pauses, Prompts, and Soliloquies
Romeo and Juliet
Gloucester/Richard III
Midline Shifts in 'Mature' Shakespeare: From Actorly Instruction to 'Virtual'Presence
Case Studies: Five Romantic Heroines and Three Lonely Men
Portia
Rosalind
Olivia
Helena (All's Well That Ends Well)
Isabella
Mercutio
Shylock
Macbeth
Notes
Bibliography
Afterword
Index