Shakespeare expressed : page, stage, and classroom in Shakespeare and his contemporaries / edited by Kathryn M. Moncrief, Kathryn R. McPherson, Sarah Enloe
- Shakespeare and the stage
- Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction: Players and Playhouses---Embodied, Expressed, Enacted / Kathryn R. McPherson -- pt. I The Body of the Actor -- ch. 2 Speaking in the Silence: Deaf Performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival / Lezlie C. Cross -- ch. 3 "I Have Given Suck": The Maternal Body in Sarah Siddons's Lady Macbeth / Chelsea Phillips -- ch. 4 Competing Heights in Shakespeare's As You Like It / Jemma Alix Levy -- ch. 5 The Mirror and the Monarchs: Suggestive Presences and Shakespeare's Cast Size / Brett Gamboa -- ch. 6 Embodying Shakespeare: In the Classroom / Miriam Gilbert -- pt. II Playing the Text -- ch. 7 Remember the Porter: Knock-Knock Jokes, Tragedy, and Other Unfunny Things / Chris Barrett -- ch. 8 Ghost in the Machine: Shakespeare, Stanislavski, and Original Practices / Peter Kanelos -- ch. 9 "Speake[ing] the speech[es]": Reassessing the Playability of the Earliest Printings of Hamlet / Matthew Vadnais -- ch. 10 A "Ha" in Shakespeare: The Soliloquy as Excuse and Challenge to the Audience / Bill Gelber -- ch. 11 A Knave to Know a Knock: Exploring Character Function in Scenic Structure / Symmonie Preston -- pt. III Staging Choices -- ch. 12 Behind Closed Doors: Perspective and Painterly Technique on the Early Modern English Stage / Jennifer A. Low -- ch. 13 Shticky Shakespeare: Exploring Action as Eloquence / Sid Ray -- ch. 14 Seeing Ghosts: Hamlet and Modern Original Practices / Kathryn R. McPherson -- ch. 15 "Remembrances of Yours": Properties, Performance, and Memory in Shakespeare's Hamlet 3.1 / Kathryn M. Moncrief -- ch. 16 The Mirror of All Christian Kings: Choral Medievalism in Henry V, Text and Production / Christina Gutierrez -- ch. 17 Playing with Character-Audience Members in Early Modern Playhouses / Sarah Enloe -- pt. IV Playhouse and Playing Conditions -- ch. 18 Blackfriars Stage Sitters and the Staging of The Tempest, The Maid's Tragedy, and The Two Noble Kinsmen / Leslie Thomson -- ch. 19 "The Concourse of People on the Stage": An Alternative Proposal for Onstage Seating at the Second Blackfriars / Nova Myhill -- ch. 20 The Two Blackfriars Theatres: Discontinuity or Contiguity? / Jeanne McCarthy -- ch. 21 "Here Sit We Down": The Positioning of Andrea and Revenge / Annalisa Castaldo -- ch. 22 Thomas Middleton's Use of the Gallery Space / Christine Parker -- ch. 23 Performing Space: Playing the Architecture / Doreen Bechtol -- pt. V Technical and Material Matters -- ch. 24 Heat and Light in the Playhouses / Ann Jennalie Cook -- ch. 25 Lighting Effects in the Early Modern Private Playhouses / Lauren Shell -- ch. 26 Sound Trumpets / Alisha Huber -- ch. 27 Play It Again, Hal: The 1605 Revival of Henry V / Melissa D. Aaron -- ch. 28 Playing with Early Modern Special Effects / Cass Morris.
- A collection of essays originally presented on the Blackfriars stage at the American Shakesepeare Center, Shakespeare Expressed brings together scholars and practitioners, often promoting ideas that can be translated into classroom experiences. Drawing on essays presented at the Sixth Blackfriars Conference, held in October 2011, the essays focus on Shakespeare in performance by including work from scholars, theatrical practitioners (actors, directors, dramaturgs, designers), and teachers in a format that facilitates conversations at the intersection of textual scholarship, theatrical performance, and pedagogy. The volumes thematic sections briefly represent some of the major issues occupying scholars and practitioners: how to handle staging choices, how modern actors embody early modern characters, how the physical and technical aspects of early modern theaters previously impacted and how they currently affect performance, and how the play texts can continue to enlighten theatrical and scholarly endeavors. A special essay on pedagogy that features specific classroom exercises also anchors each section in the collection. The result is an eclectic, stimulating, and forward-thinking look at the most current trends in early modern theater studies.
- 9781683930716 (pbk.) and 1683930711
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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