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Shakespeare Script, Stage, Screen

ISBN-10: 0321198131

ISBN-13: 9780321198136

Edition: 2006

Authors: David Bevington, Michael Greenwald, Anne Marie Welsh

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Book details

List price: $88.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 944
Size: 7.78" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.542

Preface
Introduction To Shakespeare And His Interpreters?
Color Plates: Shakespeare and His Times?
Prologue: Discovering Shakespeare, The World's Playwright
Shakespeare's Life?
The Early Years
The "Lost" Years
London
Return to Stratford
Shakespeare: Practical Man of the Theater?
Shakespeare: Actor, Poet and Playwright
Shakespeare and Elizabethan Thought
Shakespeare's Theaters
The Globe (and Before)
The Blackfriars
Public v. Private Playhouses
Shakespeare's Actors
The Lord Chamberlain's Men
The King's Men
Shakespeare: The Writer?
When and Why Playwriting?
Narrative poems
The Sonnets
The Printed Sequence
In Romeo and Juliet
Reading and Speaking the Lines
Varieties of Verse and Prose
Rhetoric and Vocabulary
Shakespeare and Modern English
Shakespeare and His Interpreters?
The Spectrum of Interpretive Possibilities
Elizabethan and Jacobean Interpretations: The Actors
Restoration Interpetations: Shakespeare "made fit"
Eighteenth Century: Neoclassical Rules and Taste
Nineteenth Century: Character Criticism and Spectacle
Early Twentieth Century?
Restoring the Texts; Simplifying the Stage
Psychological Criticism and the Emerging Director
Mid-Twentieth Century: New Criticism, Historicism, Mythological Criticism
Post-World War II: Marxism, Existential Concepts: Orson Welles, Bertolt Brecht, Jan Kott and Peter Brook
Contemporary Issues: Postmodernism, Deconstruction, Feminism
Setting, Updating or Recontextualizing the Plays
Modern Dress
Michael Almeyerda's Hamlet (2000)
'Other' Periods
Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost (2001)
"Universal Timeless"
Julie Taymor's Titus (2000)
Adaptations
Spinoffs, Satires, Parodies
Shakespeare: From the Page to Stage; Screenplay to Screen?
The Verbal and the Visual
Close-Up: Shakespeare on the Silent Screen
Stage Artists at Work?
Actors
Director
Designers
Film and Television Artists at Work?
Director
Screenwriter
Actors
Cinematographer
Designers
Film Editor
Conclusion
Close- Up: Peter Brook
A Word on Genres
The plays
The Comedies?
Defining Comedy
The Types of Shakespearean Comedy
Color Plates: Shakespeare and Comedy
The Taming of the Shrew
Context and dating: Misogynist Tradition in Elizabethan England
Character
Inspirations and Sources for the Play
Roman comedy and the Commedia dell'arte
Popular Ballads: "A Wife Lapped in Mare's Skinhellip;"
The Bible
The 'Other' Shrew: The Taming of A Shrew (c. 1591-4?)
Language and Silence
Themes and Issues
Women's Roles and Rights: Then and Now
Fathers and daughters; Men and Marriage
Role-Playing: Supposes
Staging Challenges in The Shrew
The Induction Scenes
Boys Playing Kate and Bianca
Locales, Interiors, Exteriors, Roadway
The Text of the Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew on Stage
Elizabethan England
Restoration Shrews: A Different Tamer
Eighteenth Century: Garrick's Catherine and Petruchio
Nineteenth Century: Shrew Restored
Twentieth Century: Rethinking The Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew on Film and Video
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