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Shakespeare and feminist performance

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How do performances of Shakespeare change the meanings of the plays? In this controversial new book, Sarah Werner argues that the text of a Shakespeare play is only one of the many factors that give a performance its meaning. By focusing on The Royal Shakespeare Company, Werner demonstrates how actor training, company management and gender politics fundamentally affect both how a production is created and the interpretations it can suggest. Werner concentrates particularly on: The influential training methods of Cicely Berry and Patsy Rodenburg The history of the RSC Women's Group Gale Edwards' production of The Taming of the Shrew She reveals that no performance of Shakespeare is able to bring the plays to life or to realise the playwright's intentions without shaping them to mirror our own assumptions. By examining the ideological implications of performance practices, this book will help all interested in Shakespeare's plays to explore what it means to study them in performance.
Very good condition. Previous owner's signature inside.

Item details

Author(s):
Werner, Sarah
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
140 mm x 215 mm x 188 g
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415227305
ISBN-13:
9780415227308
Number of pages:
132
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Shakespeare and Feminist Performance

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How do performances of Shakespeare change the meanings of the plays? In this controversial new book, Sarah Werner argues that the text of a Shakespeare play is only one of the many factors that give a performance its meaning. By focusing on The Royal Shakespeare Company, Werner demonstrates how actor training, company management and gender politics fundamentally affect both how a production is created and the interpretations it can suggest. Werner concentrates particularly on: The influential training methods of Cicely Berry and Patsy Rodenburg The history of the RSC Women's Group Gale Edwards' production of The Taming of the Shrew She reveals that no performance of Shakespeare is able to bring the plays to life or to realise the playwright's intentions without shaping them to mirror our own assumptions. By examining the ideological implications of performance practices, this book will help all interested in Shakespeare's plays to explore what it means to study them in performance.
Very good condition. Previous owner's signature inside.

Author(s):
Werner, Sarah
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
140 mm x 215 mm x 188 g
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415227305
ISBN-13:
9780415227308
Number of pages:
132
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Shakespeare and Feminist Performance

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