Shakespeare in the Theatre Mark Rylance at the Globe

Shakespeare in the Theatre  Mark Rylance at the Globe

This book explores the theatre's first decade of productions under the pioneering leadership of Sir Mark Rylance.

Author: Stephen Purcell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472581730

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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Shakespeare in the Theatre: Mark Rylance at the Globe Each volume in the Shakespeare in the Theatre series focuses on a director or theatre company who has made a significant contribution to Shakespeare production, identifying the artistic and political/social contexts of their work. The series introduces readers to the work of significant theatre directors and companies whose Shakespeare productions have been transformative in our understanding of his plays in performance. Each volume examines a single figure or company, considering their key productions, rehearsal approaches and their work with other artists. Since its opening in the late 1990s, the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has made an indelible impression on the contemporary British theatre scene. This book explores the theatre's first decade of productions under the pioneering leadership of Sir Mark Rylance. Drawing upon an extensive range of material from the theatre's archive, interviews with Globe practitioners, and Rylance's own personal archive, this book argues that the Rylance era was a ground-breaking and important period of recent theatre history. It concludes with an in-depth interview with Rylance himself. The book gives a unique insight into Rylance's practice and impact, and will be of interest to anyone studying Shakespeare in performance. Stephen Purcell is Associate Professor of English at the University of Warwick. His research focuses on the performance of the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries on the modern stage and screen, and his publications include the books Popular Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Audience in Practice. He also directs for the open-air theatre company The Pantaloons. Series Editors: Bridget Escolme, Queen Mary University of London, UK, Peter Holland, University of Notre Dame, USA and Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare's Globe, London ,UK.
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Shakespeare s Globe

Shakespeare s Globe

Actors, musicians, Globe Education staff and internationally renowned scholars assess the impact of the extraordinary Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

Author: Christie Carson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521877787

Category: Drama

Page: 268

View: 779

Actors, musicians, Globe Education staff and internationally renowned scholars assess the impact of the extraordinary Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.
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Play

Play

Author: Mark Rylance

Publisher:

ISBN: 0953648044

Category:

Page: 191

View: 391

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Playing Indoors

Playing Indoors

12 Rylance's tenure is explored in Stephen Purcell, Shakespeare in the Theatre:
Mark Rylance at the Globe (London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017). 13
Andrew Gurr, 'Forward', in Carson and Karim-Cooper (eds), Shakespeare's ...

Author: Will Tosh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350013872

Category: Drama

Page: 296

View: 157

What have we discovered about performance practice in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse since the opening of the intimate candlelit theatre at Shakespeare's Globe? Playing Indoors reveals the results of a two-year study into the performance of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama in this unique theatre, drawing together insights into early modern stage practice and the observations of today's actors and spectators. A history of the experiences of artists and audience members who experienced the space first, the book is also a study of the significance of re-imagined theatres like the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Globe. Accessibly written and intended for a wide audience of students, scholars, artists and theatre-goers, Playing Indoors is a valuable contribution to the young field of early modern practice-as-research.
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Speaking the Speech

Speaking the Speech

The most authoritative, most comprehensive book yet written on the practicality of speaking Shakespeare.

Author: Giles Block

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848421915

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 310

Throughout the book, the author subjects Shakespeare's language to rigorous examination, illuminating his extraordinary ability to bring his characters to life by a simple turn of phrase, a breath or even a pause. Block shows how we can only fully understand these characters, and the meaning of the plays, by speaking the words out loud. Drawing on characters from across all of Shakespeare's plays - and looking in detail at Macbeth, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing Block covers everything the actor needs to know, including: the essential distinctions between prose, rhymed verse and unrhymed verse, and the different strategies to be used when speaking them; the difference between 'you' and 'thou'; Shakespeare's use of silence; and the vital importance of paying attention to Shakespeare's 'original' punctuation. Speaking the Speech is a book for actors and directors who want to improve their understanding of Shakespeare's language in order to speak it better. It is also a fascinating read for anyone who wants to deepen their appreciation of Shakespeare's language and the way it comes to life when spoken aloud.
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Creative Shakespeare

Creative Shakespeare

This unique book desribes the ways in which educational practitioners at Shakespeare's Globe theatre bring Shakespeare to life for students of all ages.The Globe approach is always active and inclusive - each student finds their own way ...

Author: Fiona Banks

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408156858

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 855

This unique book desribes the ways in which educational practitioners at Shakespeare's Globe theatre bring Shakespeare to life for students of all ages.The Globe approach is always active and inclusive - each student finds their own way into Shakespeare - focussing on speaking, moving and performing rather than reading. Drawing on her rich and varied experience as a teacher, Fiona Banks offers a range of examples and practical ideas teachers can take and adapt for their own lessons. The result is a stimulating and inspiring book for teachers of drama and English keen to enliven and enrich their students' experience of Shakespeare.
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Reviewing Shakespeare

Reviewing Shakespeare

different codes from those pertaining at most theatres, no matter how much
audience participation they encourage. ... And in Shakespeare's Globe Rebuilt,
the post-opening sequel to Gurr's study, Mark Rylance illustrated the theatre's '
Artistic ...

Author: Paul Prescott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107021495

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 510

Paul Prescott presents an engaging account of the ways in which theatre critics have responded to Shakespeare over four centuries.
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Shakespeare s Theatres and the Effects of Performance

Shakespeare s Theatres and the Effects of Performance

Page 30 Figure 3 Mark Rylance as Duke Vincentio in disguise (as friar), in
Measure for Measure at Shakespeare's Globe, photograph by John Tramper.
With kind permission of The Globe Theatre. Page 123 Figure 4 Title-page detail
from John ...

Author: Farah Karim Cooper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408157053

Category: Drama

Page: 306

View: 877

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.
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I Am Shakespeare

I Am Shakespeare

"I Am Shakespeare" is Mark Rylance's fascinating, witty and characteristically exuberant dramatic contribution to the Shakespeare authorship debate.

Author: Mark Rylance

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848422695

Category: Drama

Page: 99

View: 141

"I Am Shakespeare" is Mark Rylance's fascinating, witty and characteristically exuberant dramatic contribution to the Shakespeare authorship debate. Is it possible that the son of an illiterate tradesman, from a small market town in Warwickshire, could have written the greatest dramatic works the world has ever seen? Mark Rylance is one of a number of leading actors who seriously question the idea that William Shakespeare was the man behind the thirty-seven plays that have moved, inspired and amazed generations. First performed at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007, Rylance's provocative play introduces us to the main candidates and their respective claims whilst asking fundamental questions about what makes a genius, and why it all matters anyway.
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Shakespeare s Globe Rebuilt

Shakespeare s Globe Rebuilt

PLAYING THE GLOBE ARTISTIC POLICY AND PRACTICE Mark Rylance
Shakespeare whom he was able to involve in the ... Sam and I shared a similar
desire to explore old structures for new theatre, but I did not then foresee that I
would be ...

Author: James Ronald Mulryne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521599881

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 611

The rebuilding of the Globe theater (1599-1613) on London's Bankside, a few yards from the site of the playhouse in which many of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, must rank as one of the most imaginative enterprises of recent decades. The realization of the vision of Sam Wanamaker and his architect Theo Crosby, it has aroused intense interest among scholars and the general public worldwide. In anticipation of the official opening and the first performance season, visitors have been drawn in large numbers to the auditorium and exhibition. Shakespeare's Globe Rebuilt offers a fully-illustrated account of the research that has gone into the Globe reconstruction, drawing on the work of leading scholars, theater people and craftsmen to provide an authoritative view of the twenty years of research and the hundreds of practical decisions entailed. Documents of the period, both visual and written, have been explored anew; the techniques of timber-framed building have been relearned; the archaeology of the Globe and the neighboring Rose playhouse has been further evaluated; the decorative practices of Elizabethan craftsmen have been researched; and all this reconciled with the requirements of the actors and the practical and legal restrictions of modern architectural design. The result is a book that will fascinate scholarly readers and laymen alike.
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Shakespeare s Theatre

Shakespeare s Theatre

... students and the many theatre professionals involved in various projects over
many years for my increased awareness ... Orrell and Mark Rylance of the
International Shakespeare Globe Centre, in their work with the restored Globe
Theatre; ...

Author: Hugh Macrae Richmond

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847146113

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

View: 804

Shakespeare's Theatre consolidates the author's forty years of experience in studying and staging Shakespeare's plays. Under an alphabetical list of relevant terms, names and concepts, the book reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins. Coverage includes the practices of Elizabethan actors and script writers: methods of characterization; gesture, blocking and choreography, including music, dance and fighting; actors' rhetorical interaction with audiences; and use of costumes, stage props, and make-up. The author makes use of scripts and scholarship about original stagings of Shakespeare and suggests how those productions related to modern staging. Much of this material has developed as a result of the recent increased interest in the significance of performance for interpreting Shakespeare, including the recovery of the archaeological evidence about the original Rose and Globe Theaters. The book contains current bibliographies for each topic and consolidates these in an overall bibliography for Shakespeare and his theaters.
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Shakespeare Re dressed

Shakespeare Re dressed

All-Female. Shakespeare. at. the. Globe. Theatre. Elizabeth Klett IN RECENT
YEARS, THE BRITISH THEATER HAS ... new phase with the announcement of
the Globe Theatre's summer season: then-artistic director Mark Rylance unveiled
his ...

Author: James C. Bulman

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838641148

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 255

View: 531

"This collection covers a wide range of Shakespeare productions, from Granville Barker and Poel's experiments with cross-gender casting to recent performances by Cheek by Jowl, the National Theatre, and the new Globe; from early twentieth-century performances by women's companies in England and Japan to contemporary stagings by the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company; from Mabou Mines' controversial Lear in New York to a more subtly transgressive Tempest by the Georgia Shakespeare Festival." "These essays are comprehensive in their consideration of cross-gender-cast Shakespeare as it evolved over the past century. Theoretically informed yet grounded in the particularity of individual performances, they forge new connections between performance studies and gender theory and broach issues vital to anyone interested in Shakespeare."--BOOK JACKET.
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Shakespeare and His Authors

Shakespeare and His Authors

Chapter 9 Mark Rylance (Former Artistic Director, Globe Theatre, London)
Interviewed by William Leahy1 William Leahy: Where do you stand in terms of the
Shakespeare authorship question and how did you reach this view? Mark
Rylance ...

Author: William Leahy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441148360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

View: 820

The Shakespeare Authorship question - the question of who wrote Shakespeare's plays and who the man we know as Shakespeare was - is a subject which fascinates millions of people the world over and can be seen as a major cultural phenomenon. However, much discussion of the question exists on the very margins of academia, deemed by most Shakespearean academics as unimportant or, indeed, of interest only to conspiracy theorists. Yet, many academics find the Authorship question interesting and worthy of analysis in theoretical and philosophical terms. This collection brings together leading literary and cultural critics to explore the Authorship question as a social, cultural and even theological phenomenon and consider it in all its rich diversity and significance.
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The Shakespeare Miscellany

The Shakespeare Miscellany

Ben Crystal, David Crystal. In the Globe theatre, you could watch a play by
standing in the yard that surrounded the thrust stage. ... Mark Rylance plays
Shakespeare like Shakespeare wrote it for him the night before. (Widely quoted
remark by ...

Author: Ben Crystal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141928111

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 960

This compilation, in the tradition of the Victorian miscellany, gathers together essential facts and fascinating insights into the plays and poems, the man behind them (insofar as this is known), and the context in which he worked. Put together by an actor and a linguist - the pair who brought you 'Shakespeare's Words' (25000 copies sold to date) - it will be quirky, illuminating and endlessly interesting. Topics covered include lost plays, what he would have studied at school, Shakespeare's pronunciation, why the Globe burned down and the difference between a Folio and a Quarto.
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Sweet Swan of Avon

Sweet Swan of Avon

For the first time, Robin P. Williams presents an in-depth inquiry into the possibility that Mary Sidney Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke, wrote the works attributed to the man named William Shakespeare.

Author: Robin Williams

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0132797771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 317

It is long overdue that someone took a closer look at the brilliant Mary Sidney. I have a suspicion that Mary Sidney’s life, and especially her dedication to the English language after her brother’s death, may throw important light on the mysterious authorship of the Shakespeare plays and poems. —Mark Rylance Actor; Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 1996–2006; Chairman of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust For more than two hundred years, a growing number of researchers have questioned whether the man named William Shakespeare actually wrote the works attributed to him. There is no paper trail for William Shakespeare—no record that he was ever paid for writing, nothing in his handwriting but a few signatures on legal documents, no evidence of his presence in the royal court except as an actor in his later years, no confirmation of his involvement in the literary circles of the time. With so little information about this man—and even less evidence connecting him to the plays and sonnets—what can and what can’t we assume about the author of the greatest works of the English language? For the first time, Robin P. Williams presents an in-depth inquiry into the possibility that Mary Sidney Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke, wrote the works attributed to the man named William Shakespeare. As well educated as Queen Elizabeth I, this woman was at the forefront of the literary movement in England, yet not allowed to write for the public stage. But that’s just the beginning . . . The first question I am asked by curious freshmen in my Shakespeare course is always, “Who wrote these plays anyway?” Now, because of Robin Williams’ rigorous scholarship and artful sleuthing, Mary Sidney Herbert will forever have to be mentioned as a possible author of the Shakespeare canon. Sweet Swan of Avon doesn’t pretend to put the matter to rest, but simply shows how completely reasonable the authorship controversy is, and how the idea of a female playwright surprisingly answers more Shakespearean conundrums than it creates... —Cynthia Lee Katona Professor of Shakespeare and Women’s Studies, Ohlone College; Author of Book Savvy
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Shakespeare s Lost Kingdom

Shakespeare s Lost Kingdom

One of the most scandalous and potentially revolutionary theories about the authorship of these immortal works.” —Mark Rylance, First Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre It is perhaps the greatest story never told: the ...

Author: Charles Beauclerk

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802197146

Category: Drama

Page: 464

View: 907

“A book for anyone who loves Shakespeare . . . One of the most scandalous and potentially revolutionary theories about the authorship of these immortal works” (Mark Rylance, First Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). It is perhaps the greatest story never told: the truth behind the most enduring works of literature in the English language, perhaps in any language. Who was William Shakespeare? Critically acclaimed historian Charles Beauclerk has spent more than two decades researching the authorship question, and if the plays were discovered today, he argues, we would see them for what they are—shocking political works written by a court insider, someone with the monarch’s indulgence, shielded from repression in an unstable time of armada and reformation. But the author’s identity was quickly swept under the rug after his death. The official history—of an uneducated merchant writing in near obscurity, and of a virginal queen married to her country—dominated for centuries. Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom delves deep into the conflicts and personalities of Elizabethan England, as well as the plays themselves, to tell the true story of the “Soul of the Age.” “Beauclerk’s learned, deep scholarship, compelling research, engaging style and convincing interpretation won me completely. He has made me view the whole Elizabethan world afresh. The plays glow with new life, exciting and real, infused with the soul of a man too long denied his inheritance.” —Sir Derek Jacobi
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The Shakespeare Enigma

The Shakespeare Enigma

Like any good investigation, this book is compendious in its presentation of evidence and copiously illustrated. It will appeal to all literary-minded people, those interested in esoteric wisdom, and anyone involved in arts education.

Author: Peter Dawkins

Publisher: Polair Publishing

ISBN: 9780954538941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 477

View: 283

Every so often a book comes along which forces us to reappraise key writers such as Shakespeare. THE SHAKESPEARE ENIGMA, by Peter Dawkins, special advisor to London's 'Shakespeare's Globe' theatre, is such a book. The writer of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets was a man of his time, deeply immersed in the religious and political struggles of the day, exceptionally well-versed in law, diplomacy, music and classical literature, and he was also widely traveled - much more so than the Stratford actor widely credited with their authorship today. Through his illuminating and detailed study of the plays and hints they contain about the author, Peter Dawkins guides us down a fascinating trail, following clues that may have been left by the writer himself for us to uncover, centuries later. A whole new perspective on the plays emerges. As his argument develops, Peter Dawkins places them very firmly in their political, religious and philosophical context and out of that new understanding he comes to startling and original conclusions as to the true identity of the author of Shakespeare's works. Like any good investigation, this book is compendious in its presentation of evidence and copiously illustrated. It will appeal to all literary-minded people, those interested in esoteric wisdom, and anyone involved in arts education. THE SHAKESPEARE ENIGMA also ties in well with modern attempts to understand how Elizabethans and Jacobeans regarded theatre, through such projects as Shakespeare's Globe on London's South Bank.
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The Globe Theatre Project

The Globe Theatre Project

This book analyzes performances at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London between 1996 and 2004 by focusing on the new Globe's most defining characteristic: authenticity.

Author: Rob Conkie

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018712163

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

View: 674

This book analyzes performances at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London between 1996 and 2004 by focusing on the new Globe's most defining characteristic: authenticity. The book addresses the question of why authenticity has become so crucial in late 20th and early 21st century Britain and what productions of the authentic Shakespeare say about contemporary identities.
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Cross Gender Shakespeare and English National Identity

Cross Gender Shakespeare and English National Identity

SHAKESPEARE. AT. THE. GLOBE. THEATRE. (2003–04). entered a new phase
with the announcement of the Globe Theatre's summer season: the then artistic
director Mark Rylance unveiled his plans for a brand new all-female company to
 ...

Author: E. Klett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230622609

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 984

This book examines contemporary female portrayals of male Shakespearean roles and shows how these performances invite audiences to think differently about Shakespeare, the English nation, and themselves.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Richard II

Richard II

Mark RylanceGlobe Theatre, 2003 One of the most interesting and unexpected
developments in the parallel worlds of Shakespearean theatre and scholarship at
the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century ...

Author: Jeremy Lopez

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137072740

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 207

This Handbook provides an introductory guide to Richard II offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of three or four key performances and productions, a survey of film and TV adaptations, a wide sampling of critical opinion and further reading.
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