Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare,David Daniell

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9780174434900


Page: 394

View: 4067


This edition of Julius Caesar provides a cle ar and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same pages as the text and an in-depth survey of critica l approaches to the play. '

Julius Caesar

Author: David Carnegie

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021535

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 320


Julius Caesar is possibly the play that opened The Globe theatre. Certainly it was one of the first to be performed there, using the acting resources of the company and the new stage space with dramatic confidence. The first of Shakespeare's mature tragedies, Julius Caesar is also stirring history. The great political debates between Republic and Empire, democracy and dictatorship, mob rule and tyranny are as applicable today as they were in Elizabethan England, and to the Romans themselves in 44 BC. Highlights of this Handbook include: • a commentary at the heart of the book which guides the reader through the play as it unfolds moment by moment in performance, with special attention to the theatrical choices facing actors and directors • an account of the play's sources and its cultural context • analysis of influential performances on stage and screen, and of changes in the play's critical reception. Lively and stimulating, this invaluable guide offers a unique investigation of the theatrical life of one of Shakespeare's great tragedies.

A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance

Author: Barbara Hodgdon,W. B. Worthen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405150238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 1759


A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance provides astate-of-the-art engagement with the rapidly developing field ofShakespeare performance studies. Redraws the boundaries of Shakespeare performance studies. Considers performance in a range of media, including in print,in the classroom, in the theatre, in film, on television and video,in multimedia and digital forms. Introduces important terms and contemporary areas of enquiry inShakespeare and performance. Raises questions about the dynamic interplay betweenShakespearean writing and the practices of contemporary performanceand performance studies. Written by an international group of major scholars, teachers,and professional theatre makers.

The Globe Guide to Shakespeare

The plays, the productions, the life

Author: Andrew Dickson

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782832475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 6921


The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright: William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 39 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs and lovers of literature alike. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare also explores Shakespeare's sonnets and the narrative poems, combined with fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and theatre, exploring in colourful detail each play's original performances. This comprehensive guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings of each play, from Laurence Olivier to Baz Luhrmann, Kozintsev to Kurosawa. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is a celebration of all things Shakespearian. Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.