From Script to Stage in Early Modern England

From Script to Stage in Early Modern England

This collection brings together a group of distinguished and original theatre historians engaged in rethinking the nature of early modern theatre history as a discipline.

Author: P. Holland

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 140393343X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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This collection brings together a group of distinguished and original theatre historians engaged in rethinking the nature of early modern theatre history as a discipline. Whether focusing on the relation between scripts and performance practice, the structure of theatrical companies, the social dimensions of drama, or the archaeology of the stage, all are concerned with basic questions of evidence and interpretation, and offer significant, and often startling, revisions of our view of the early modern theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Documents of Performance in Early Modern England

Documents of Performance in Early Modern England

This book is the first to consider all the papers created by authors and theatres by the time of the opening performance, recovering types of script not previously known to have existed.

Author: Tiffany Stern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139482974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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As well as 'play-makers' and 'poets', playwrights of the early modern period were known as 'play-patchers' because their texts were made from separate documents. This book is the first to consider all the papers created by authors and theatres by the time of the opening performance, recovering types of script not previously known to have existed. With chapters on plot-scenarios, arguments, playbills, prologues and epilogues, songs, staged scrolls, backstage-plots and parts, it shows how textually distinct production was from any single unified book. And, as performance documents were easily lost, relegated or reused, the story of a play's patchy creation also becomes the story of its co-authorship, cuts, revisions and additions. Using a large body of fresh evidence, Documents of Performance in Early Modern England brings a wholly new reading to printed and manuscript playbooks of the Shakespearean period, redefining what a play, and what a playwright, actually is.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Civic and Medical Worlds in Early Modern England

Civic and Medical Worlds in Early Modern England

Holland, Peter and Stephen Orgel (eds), From Script to Stage in Early Modern
England (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). Hope, Jonathan,
Shakespeare and Language: Reason, Eloquence and Artifice in the
Renaissance (London: ...

Author: E. Decamp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137471567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

View: 904

Through its rich foray into popular literary culture and medical history, this book investigates representations of regular and irregular medical practice in early modern England. Focusing on the prolific figures of the barber, surgeon and barber-surgeon, the author explores what it meant to the early modern population for a group of practitioners to be associated with both the trade guilds and an emerging professional medical world. The book uncovers the differences and cross-pollinations between barbers and surgeons' practices which play out across the literature: we learn not only about their cultural, civic, medical and occupational histories but also about how we should interpret patterns in language, name choice, performance, materiality, acoustics and semiology in the period. The investigations prompt new readings of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Beaumont, among others. And with chapters delving into early modern representations of medical instruments, hairiness, bloodletting procedures, waxy or infected ears, wart removals and skeletons, readers will find much of the contribution of this book is in its detail, which brings its subject to life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England

Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England

meant to make women , with the same efficacy as reading , into models of
virtuous passivity.26 As with different modes of writing , different scripts became
associated with each sex , although such identifications could be reassigned as
the ...

Author: Eve Rachele Sanders

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521582342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 465

This 1999 book examines the role of literacy-education in promoting gender difference, as shown in English Renaissance texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A New Companion to Renaissance Drama

A New Companion to Renaissance Drama

“Labors Lost: Women's Work and Early Modern Theatrical Commerce.” In From
Script to Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Peter Holland and Stephen
Orgel, 195–230. Houndmills: Palgrave “Household Property/Stage Macmillan.

Author: Arthur F. Kinney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118823989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

View: 979

A New Companion to Renaissance Drama provides an invaluable summary of past and present scholarship surrounding the most popular and influential literary form of its time. Original interpretations from leading scholars set the scene for important paths of future inquiry. A colorful, comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the material conditions of Renaissance plays, England's most important dramatic period Contributors are both established and emerging scholars, with many leading international figures in the discipline Offers a unique approach by organizing the chapters by cultural context, theatre history, genre studies, theoretical applications, and material studies Chapters address newest departures and future directions for Renaissance drama scholarship Arthur Kinney is a world-renowned figure in the field
Categories: Literary Criticism

Attending to Women in Early Modern England

Attending to Women in Early Modern England

"This volume contains the edited proceedings from the 1990 symposium "Attending to Women in Early Modern England," which was sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies and the University of Maryland at College Park.

Author: Betty Travitsky

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874135192

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

View: 730

"This volume contains the edited proceedings from the 1990 symposium "Attending to Women in Early Modern England," which was sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies and the University of Maryland at College Park. Edited by Betty S. Travitsky and Adele F. Seeff in collaboration with a national committee of scholars, the book focuses on the interdisciplinary study of women in early modern England, addressing such areas of scholarly concern as what new research concepts can guide scholarship on early modern women? How were the public and private identities of these women constructed? What were the similarities between visible and invisible women in early modern England? How can - and should - studies on early modern women transform the classroom?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and the Problem of Adaptation

Shakespeare and the Problem of Adaptation

Holland, Peter, English Shakespeares: Shakespeare on the English Stage in the
1990s, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ed., From Script to Stage
in Early Modern England, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. ed., ...

Author: Margaret Jane Kidnie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134393640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 446

'Kidnie's study presents original, sophisticated, and profoundly intelligent answers to important questions.' - Lukas Erne, University of Geneva 'This is a fine and productive book, one that will surely draw significant attention and commentary well beyond the precincts of Shakespeare studies.' - W.B. Worthen, Columbia University Shakespeare’s plays continue to be circulated on a massive scale in a variety of guises – as editions, performances, and adaptations – and it is by means of such mediation that we come to know his drama. Shakespeare and the Problem of Adaptation addresses fundamental questions about this process of mediation, making use of the fraught category of adaptation to explore how we currently understand the Shakespearean work. To adapt implies there exists something to alter, but what constitutes the category of the ‘play’, and how does it relate to adaptation? How do ‘play’ and ‘adaptation’ relate to drama’s twin media, text and performance? What impact might answers to these questions have on current editorial, performance, and adaptation studies? Margaret Jane Kidnie argues that ‘play’ and ‘adaptation’ are provisional categories - mutually dependent processes that evolve over time in accordance with the needs of users. This theoretical argument about the identity of works and the nature of text and performance is pursued in relation to diverse examples, including theatrical productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the BBC’s ShakespeaRe-Told, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and recent print editions of the complete works. These new readings build up a persuasive picture of the cultural and intellectual processes that determine how the authentically Shakespearean is distinguished from the fraudulent and adaptive. Adaptation thus emerges as the conceptually necessary but culturally problematic category that results from partial or occasional failures to recognize a shifting work in its textual-theatrical instance.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Prison Shakespeare and the Purpose of Performance Repentance Rituals and the Early Modern

Prison Shakespeare and the Purpose of Performance  Repentance Rituals and the Early Modern

From Script to Stage in Early Modern England. Houndmills, Basingstoke,
Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Print. Redefining British
Theatre History. Hutson, Lorna. The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in
Shakespeare ...

Author: N. Herold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137432674

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 142

View: 233

Over the last decade a number of prison theatre programs have developed to rehabilitate inmates by having them perform Shakespearean adaptations. This book focuses on how prison theatre today reveals certain elements of the early modern theatre that were themselves responses to cataclysmic changes in theological doctrine and religious practice.
Categories: Performing Arts

Twelfth Night Language and Writing

Twelfth Night  Language and Writing

'Fair maids and golden girls: the vocabulary of female youth in early modern
English', Modern Philology 109.2 (November 2011), ... Howard, Jean E. The
Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England. ... Shakespeare's Women',
in Peter Holland and Stephen Orgel (eds), From Script to Stage in Early Modern
England.

Author: Frances E. Dolan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472518316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 856

Frances E. Dolan examines the puzzling pronouns and puns, the love poetry, mischief, and disguises of Twelfth Night, exploring its themes of grief, obsessive love, social climbing and gender identity, and helping you towards your own close-readings.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England

The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England

472–5); not sufficent to talk about the consequences of fables of crossdressing
without considering the fact that they were enacted by men in women's clothing;7
not sufficient to talk about the interpellation of subjects by playscripts without ...

Author: Jean E. Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134866502

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 459

The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England is a ground-breaking study of a controversial period of English literary, cultural, and political history. In language that is both lucid and theoretically sophisticated, Jean Howard examines the social and cultural facets of early modern theatre. She looks at the ways in which some theatrical practices were deemed deceptive and unreliable, while others were lent legitimacy by the powerful. An exciting and challenging work by one of the leading writers in the field, The Stage and Social Conflict in Early Modern England is important reading for anyone interested in the period.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Life of William Shakespeare

The Life of William Shakespeare

Staged Properties in Early Modern English Drama. Cambridge: Cambridge
University ... “Theatre without Drama: Reading REED,” in Peter Holland and
Stephen Orgel, eds., From Script to Stage in Early Modern England. Houndmills:
Palgrave ...

Author: Lois Potter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118231777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

View: 247

The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing. Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer Pays particular attention to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare's life and works
Categories: Literary Criticism

Early Modern Theatricality

Early Modern Theatricality

Early Modern Theatricality brings together some of the most innovative critics in the field to examine the many conventions that characterized early modern theatricality.

Author: Henry S. Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199641352

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 621

View: 873

Early Modern Theatricality brings together some of the most innovative critics in the field to examine the many conventions that characterized early modern theatricality. It generates fresh possibilities for criticism, combining historical, formal, and philosophical questions, in order to provoke our rediscovery of early modern drama.
Categories: Literary Collections

Locating the Queen s Men 1583 1603

Locating the Queen s Men  1583   1603

... 26-38, observes this gap; four years later, Peter Holland reiterates it in 'Theatre
without Drama: Reading REED', in Holland and Stephen Orgel (eds), From Script
to Stage in Early Modern England (Houndmitt, 2004), 43-67, 58. what they can ...

Author: Dr Andrew Griffin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409475231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 117

Locating the Queen's Men presents new and groundbreaking essays on early modern England's most prominent acting company, from their establishment in 1583 into the 1590s. Offering a far more detailed critical engagement with the plays than is available elsewhere, this volume situates the company in the theatrical and economic context of their time. The essays gathered here focus on four different aspects: playing spaces, repertory, play-types, and performance style, beginning with essays devoted to touring conditions, performances in university towns, London inns and theatres, and the patronage system under Queen Elizabeth. Repertory studies, unique to this volume, consider the elements of the company's distinctive style, and how this style may have influenced, for example, Shakespeare's Henry V. Contributors explore two distinct genres, the morality and the history play, especially focussing on the use of stock characters and on male/female relationships. Revising standard accounts of late Elizabeth theatre history, this collection shows that the Queen's Men, often understood as the last rear-guard of the old theatre, were a vital force that enjoyed continued success in the provinces and in London, representative of the abiding appeal of an older, more ostentatiously theatrical form of drama.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare s Theatres and the Effects of Performance

Shakespeare s Theatres and the Effects of Performance

B1r. Stage directions in original spelling from The First Folio of Shakespeare, ed.
Charlton Hinman (New York, 1968), ... Bruce R. Smith, 'E/loco/co/motion', in From
Script to Stage in Early Modern England, ed. Peter Holland and Stephen Orgel ...

Author: Farah Karim Cooper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408157053

Category: Drama

Page: 306

View: 186

How did Elizabethan and Jacobean acting companies create their visual and aural effects? What materials were available to them and how did they influence staging and writing? What impact did the sensations of theatre have on early modern audiences? How did the construction of the playhouses contribute to technological innovations in the theatre? What effect might these innovations have had on the writing of plays? Shakespeare's Theatres and The Effects of Performance is a landmark collection of essays by leading international scholars addressing these and other questions to create a unique and comprehensive overview of the practicalities and realities of the theatre in the early modern period.
Categories: Drama

The Authentic Shakespeare

The Authentic Shakespeare

and Other Problems of the Early Modern Stage Stephen Orgel. A RETROSF'
ECTIVE PREFACE W This is a collection of fifteen interrelated essays about the
theater of Renaissance England. ... age; and with the transformation of the
performing scripts of the Elizabethan stage into the books and editions that are,
for our time, ...

Author: Stephen Orgel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317796220

Category: Drama

Page: 296

View: 792

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Drama

Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture

Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture

Sydney Beck ( 1959 ) Nevile , Jennifer , ' Dance in Early Tudor England : An
Italian Connection ? ... of Early Modern England : Attending to the O - Factor (
1999 ) - E / loco / com / motion ' , in From Script to Stage in Early Modern England
, ed .

Author: Gary Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015073906722

Category: Drama

Page: 1183

View: 968

A comprehensive companion to 'The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton', providing detailed introductions to and full editorial apparatus for the works themselves as well as a wealth of information about Middleton's historical and literary context.
Categories: Drama

Open space Learning

Open space Learning

CBI/Universities UK (2010), Future Fit: Preparing Graduates for the World of Work
, ... Holland, P. and Orgel, S. (eds) (2004), From Script to Stage in Early Modern
England: Redefining British Theatre History, London: Palgrave. Hulme, R.

Author: Nicholas Monk

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781849660556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 682

Open-space Learning offers a unique resource to educators wishing to develop a workshop model of teaching and learning. The authors propose an embodied, performative mode of learning that challenges the primacy of the lecture and seminar model in higher education. Drawing on the expertise of the CAPITAL Centre (Creativity and Performance in Teaching and Learning) at the University of Warwick, they show how pedagogic techniques developed from the theatrical rehearsal room may be applied effectively across a wide range of disciplines. The book offers rich case-study materials, supplemented by video and documentary resources, available to readers electronically. These practical elements are supplemented by a discursive strand, which draws on the methods of thinkers such as Freire, Vygotsky and Kolb, to develop a formal theory around the notion of Open-space Learning. CAPITAL was a collaboration between the University of Warwick's Department of English and the Royal Shakespeare Company. CAPITAL was succeeded by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) in 2010.
Categories: Business & Economics

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

Scott McMillin has an essay , “ The Sharer and his Boy : Rehearsing
Shakespeare ' s Women , ” in From Script to Stage in Early Modern England , ed .
Peter Holland and Stephen Orgel , 231 - 51 ( New York : Palgrave , 2005 ) , in
which he ...

Author: S. P. Cerasano

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 083864127X

Category: Drama

Page: 305

View: 901

Contains essays and studies by critics and cultural historians from both hemispheres as well as substantial reviews of books and essays dealing with medieval and early modern English drama. This work addressed topics ranging from local drama in the Shrewsbury borough records to the Cornish Mermaid in the Ordinalia.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare and Donne

Shakespeare and Donne

He has published numerous articles on early modern writers, including
Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan. ... Both an early modern cultural
historian and a professional dramaturge engaged in the development ofnew
dramatic scripts for stage and screen, she has ... She is currently writing a book
titled The Performance of Commonwealth in Early Modern England, which treats
the role ofvarious ...

Author: Judith H. Anderson

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823251254

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

View: 319

For more than fifty years, the proximity of Donne's work to Shakespeare's, including the range of their writings, has received scant attention. Centering on cross-fertilization between the writings of Shakespeare and Donne, the essays in this volume examine relationships that are broadly cultural, theoretical, and imaginative.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Acoustic World of Early Modern England

The Acoustic World of Early Modern England

Journeying into the sound-worlds of Shakespeare's contemporaries, this text explores the physical aspects of human speech and the surrounding environment, as well as social and political structures.

Author: Bruce R. Smith

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226763773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

View: 356

Journeying into the sound-worlds of Shakespeare's contemporaries, this text explores the physical aspects of human speech and the surrounding environment, as well as social and political structures.
Categories: Literary Criticism