Shakespeare Memory and Performance

Shakespeare  Memory and Performance

This collection by leading Shakespeare scholars, first published in 2006, brings together memory and performance.

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521863803

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

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This collection by leading Shakespeare scholars, first published in 2006, brings together memory and performance.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare s Memory Theatre

Shakespeare s Memory Theatre

Wilder examines the excessive remembering of figures such as Romeo, Falstaff, and Hamlet as a way of defining Shakespeare's theatricality.

Author: Lina Perkins Wilder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521764551

Category: Drama

Page: 221

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Wilder examines the excessive remembering of figures such as Romeo, Falstaff, and Hamlet as a way of defining Shakespeare's theatricality.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare and the Afterlife

Shakespeare and the Afterlife

Three insightful studies that consider how the dynamics of memory relate to
Shakespearean performance are Garrett A. Sullivan Jr.'s Memory and Forgetting
in English Renaissance Drama: Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Webster (
Cambridge ...

Author: John Garrison

Publisher: Oxford Shakespeare Topics

ISBN: 9780198801092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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The question of what happens after death was a vital one in Shakespeare's time, as it is today. And, like today, the answers were by no means universally agreed upon. Early moderns held surprisingly diverse beliefs about the afterlife and about how earthly life affected one's fate after death. Was death akin to a sleep where one did not wake until judgment day? Were sick bodies healed in heaven? Did sinners experience torment after death? Would an individual reunite with loved ones in the afterlife? Could the dead communicate with the world of the living? Could the living affect the state of souls after death? How should the dead be commemorated? Could the dead return to life? Was immortality possible? The wide array of possible answers to these questions across Shakespeare's work can be surprising. Exploring how particular texts and characters answer these questions, Shakespeare and the Afterlife showcases the vitality and originality of the author's language and thinking. We encounter characters with very personal visions of what awaits them after death, and these visions reveal new insights into these individuals' motivations and concerns as they navigate the world of the living. Shakespeare and the Afterlife encourages us to engage with the author's work with new insight and new curiosity. The volume connects some of the best-known speeches, characters, and conflicts to cultural debates and traditions circulating during Shakespeare's time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and Memory

Shakespeare and Memory

Shakespeare and Memory explores Shakespeare's plays and poems in the light of current interest in memory studies. It sets out key features of the historical, religious, and cultural context of Shakespeare's own time.

Author: Hester Lees-Jeffries

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199674251

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Hamlet's father's Ghost asks his son to 'Remember me!', but how did people remember around 1600? And how do we remember now? Shakespeare and Memory brings together classical and early modern sources, theatre history, performance, material culture, and cognitive psychology and neuroscience in order to explore ideas about memory in Shakespeare's plays and poems. It argues that, when Shakespeare was writing, ideas about memory were undergoing a kind of crisis, as both the technologies of memory (print, the theatre itself) and the belief structures underpinning ideas about memory underwent rapid change. And it suggests that this crisis might be mirrored in our own time, when, despite all the increasing gadgetry at our disposal, memory can still be recovered, falsified, corrupted, or wiped: only we ourselves can remember, but the workings of memory remain mysterious. Shakespeare and Memory draws on works from all stages of Shakespeare's career, with a particular focus on Hamlet, the Sonnets, Twelfth Night, and The Winter's Tale. It considers some little things: what's Hamlet writing on? And why does Orsino think he smells violets? And it asks some big questions: how should the dead be remembered? What's the relationship between memory and identity? And is it art, above all, that enables love and beauty, memory and identity, to endure in the face of loss, time, and death?
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance

performance information and the survivalist response in forgetfulness leaves me
too completely and frighteningly close to Smaill's 'memorylost'. In Smaill's vision
of a world without writing, even OMG Shakespeare's texting would not help.

Author: James C. Bulman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199687169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 787

Shakespearean performance criticism has undergone a sea change in recent years, and strong tides of discovery are continuing to shift the contours of the discipline. The essays in this volume, written by scholars from around the world, reveal how these critical cross-currents are influencing the ways we now view Shakespeare in performance. The volume is organised in four Parts. Part I interrogates how Shakespeare continues to achieve contemporaneity for Western audiences by exploring modes of performance, acting styles, and aesthetic choices regarded as experimental. Part II tackles the burgeoning field of reception: how and why audiences respond to performances as they do, or actors to the conditions in which they perform; how immersive productions turn spectators into actors; how memory and cognition shape and reshape the performances we think we saw. Part III addresses the ways in which revolutions in technology have altered our views of Shakespeare, both through the mediums of film and sound recording, and through digitalizing processes that have generated a profound reconsideration of what performance is and how it is accessed. The final Part grapples with intercultural Shakespeare, considering not only matters of cultural hegemony and appropriation in a 'global' importation of non-Western productions to Europe and North America, but also how Shakespeare has been made 'local' in performances staged or filmed in African, Asian, and Latin American countries. Together, these ground-breaking essays attest to the richness and diversity of Shakespearean performance criticism as it is practiced today, and they point the way to critical continents not yet explored.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Shakespeare Hut

The Shakespeare Hut

This book tells the forgotten story of the Shakespeare Hut, a vast, mock-Tudor building for New Zealand Anzac soldiers visiting London on leave from the front lines.

Author: Ailsa Grant Ferguson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474295864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 454

This book tells the forgotten story of the Shakespeare Hut, a vast, mock-Tudor building for New Zealand Anzac soldiers visiting London on leave from the front lines. Constructed in Bloomsbury in 1916, the Hut was to be the only built memorial to mark Shakespeare's Tercentenary in the midst of war. With a purpose-built performance space, its tiny stage hosted the biggest theatrical stars of the age. The Hut is a vivid and unique case study in cultural memory and performance of Shakespeare. One extraordinary building brings together Shakespeare's place in First World War theatre, in emerging new post-colonial identities, the story of Shakespearean performance in the twentieth century and in the struggle for women's suffrage. Grant Ferguson transports you to the Hut and its lively, idiosyncratic world. From a feminist-led stage to a hub of Indian intellectual and political debate, from a Shakespeare memorial to an Anzac social club, this is the story of a building truly at a crossroads.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Drama of Memory in Shakespeare s History Plays

The Drama of Memory in Shakespeare s History Plays

This book analyses the drama of memory in Shakespeare's history plays.

Author: Isabel Karremann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316425411

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book analyses the drama of memory in Shakespeare's history plays. Situating the plays in relation to the extra-dramatic contexts of early modern print culture, the Reformation and an emergent sense of nationhood, it examines the dramatic devices the theatre developed to engage with the memory crisis triggered by these historical developments. Against the established view that the theatre was a cultural site that served primarily to salvage memories, Isabel Karremann also considers the uses and functions of forgetting on the Shakespearean stage and in early modern culture. Drawing on recent developments in memory studies, new formalism and performance studies, the volume develops an innovative vocabulary and methodology for analysing Shakespeare's mnemonic dramaturgy in terms of the performance of memory that results in innovative readings of the English history plays. Karremann's book is of interest to researchers and upper-level students of Shakespeare studies, early modern drama and memory studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare

Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare

This book uniquely brings together the joint perspectives of two experts on classical and Renaissance drama. This volume will appeal to students and enthusiasts of literature, classics, theater, and performance studies.

Author: Dustin W. Dixon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350098152

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 435

The gods have much to tell us about performance. When human actors portray deities onstage, such divine epiphanies reveal not only the complexities of mortals playing gods but also the nature of theatrical spectacle itself. The very impossibility of rendering the gods in all their divine splendor in a truly convincing way lies at the intersection of divine power and the power of the theater. This book pursues these dynamics on the stages of ancient Athens and Rome as well on those of Renaissance England to shed new light on theatrical performance. The authors reveal how gods appear onstage both to astound and to dramatize the very machinations by which theatrical performance operates. Offering an array of case studies featuring both canonical and lesser-studied texts, this volume discusses work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Plautus as well as Beaumont, Heywood, Jonson, Marlowe, and Shakespeare. This book uniquely brings together the joint perspectives of two experts on classical and Renaissance drama. This volume will appeal to students and enthusiasts of literature, classics, theater, and performance studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cahiers lisab thains

Cahiers   lisab  thains

Editing Shakespeare and Midsummer Night's Dream and The Merry Wives of the
Performance of Memory . 4. Michael Cordner ... Performance Influence of
Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's Memory : Costumes and Bodies . 6.
Barbara ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000116388764

Category: English literature

Page:

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Études sur la pré-renaissance et la renaissance anglaises.
Categories: English literature

Shakespearean Adaptation Race and Memory in the New World

Shakespearean Adaptation  Race and Memory in the New World

Beginning from this recognition of black women’s simultaneous physical absence and imaginative presence, this book argues that modern Shakespearean adaptation is a primary means for materializing black women’s often elusive presence in ...

Author: Joyce Green MacDonald

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030506797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

View: 981

As readers head into the second fifty years of the modern critical study of blackness and black characters in Renaissance drama, it has become a critical commonplace to note black female characters’ almost complete absence from Shakespeare’s plays. Despite this physical absence, however, they still play central symbolic roles in articulating definitions of love, beauty, chastity, femininity, and civic and social standing, invoked as the opposite and foil of women who are “fair”. Beginning from this recognition of black women’s simultaneous physical absence and imaginative presence, this book argues that modern Shakespearean adaptation is a primary means for materializing black women’s often elusive presence in the plays, serving as a vital staging place for historical and political inquiry into racial formation in Shakespeare’s world, and our own. Ranging geographically across North America and the Caribbean, and including film and fiction as well as drama as it discusses remade versions of Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespearean Adaptation, Race, and Memory in the New World will attract scholars of early modern race studies, gender and performance, and women in Renaissance drama.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare in Performance

Shakespeare in Performance

The fourteen essays included in this collection offer a range of contributions from both new and well-established scholars to the topic of Shakespeare and performance.

Author: Estelle Rivier

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443865791

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

View: 707

The fourteen essays included in this collection offer a range of contributions from both new and well-established scholars to the topic of Shakespeare and performance. From traditional studies of theatrical history and adaptation to explorations of Shakespeare’s plays in the circus, musical extravaganzas, the cinema, and drama at large, the collection embraces a number of performance spaces, times, and media. Shakespeare in Performance includes essays looking not only at sixteenth- and seventeenth-century stagings of the plays in England, but at productions of Shakespeare across time in the United States, France, Italy, Hungary, and Africa, underscoring the multiple embodiments and voices of Shakespeare’s art and including a variety of cultural approaches. The work is ultimately occupied with a number of questions generated by these continual iterations of Shakespeare. How can we write and trace what is ephemeral? To what purpose do we maintain the memory of past performances? How does the transmediation of Shakespeare inform the most basic interpretive acts? What motivates Shakespearean theatre across political borders? What kinds of meaning are produced by décor, movement, the actor’s virtuosity, the producer’s choices, or the audience’s response? Each essay thus, to some degree, describes and voices the now unseen.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare on Film Television and Radio

Shakespeare on Film  Television and Radio

Shakespeare , Memory and Performance ( London : Cambridge University Press
, 2006 ) Fifteen essays from leading Shakespeare critics that bring together
memory and performance studies . Topics range from Shakespeare ' s use of ...

Author: Luke McKernan

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: UOM:39015080831228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

View: 395

This reference brings together compact histories of Shakespeare across the different media, descriptive guides to archives and their use, web sources, handy guides to the use of online media, advice on locating and using films, stills and documentation, copyright guidance and need-to-know facts and figures.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Impersonations

Impersonations

A provocative exploration of gender in the Renaissance, from theatrical cross-dressing to cultural subversion.

Author: Stephen Orgel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521568420

Category: Drama

Page: 179

View: 199

A provocative exploration of gender in the Renaissance, from theatrical cross-dressing to cultural subversion.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeares Klangwelten

Shakespeares Klangwelten

... in Lawrence Guntner ( ed . ) , Shakespeare and Europe : History –
PerformanceMemory ( forthcoming ) . for his own purposes , directing twenty
Shakespeare plays and 104 Veronika Schandl.

Author: Sabine Schülting

Publisher:

ISBN: 3897095084

Category: Sound in literature

Page: 297

View: 185

Categories: Sound in literature

Cognition in the Globe

Cognition in the Globe

This book seeks to answer a seemingly simple question: how did they do it? Drawing upon work in philosophy and the cognitive sciences, it proposes that the cognitive work of theatre is distributed across body, brain, and world.

Author: E. Tribble

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230118515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 566

Early modern playing companies performed up to six different plays a week and mounted new plays frequently. This book seeks to answer a seemingly simple question: how did they do it? Drawing upon work in philosophy and the cognitive sciences, it proposes that the cognitive work of theatre is distributed across body, brain, and world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and the Second World War

Shakespeare and the Second World War

The essays demonstrate how the wide variety of ways in which Shakespeare has been recycled, reviewed, and reinterpreted from 1939_1945 are both illuminated by and continue to illuminate the War today.

Author: Irene Rima Makaryk

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442644021

Category: Drama

Page: 338

View: 847

Shakespeare's works occupy a prismatic and complex position in world culture: they straddle both the high and the low, the national and the foreign, literature and theatre. The Second World War presents a fascinating case study of this phenomenon: most, if not all, of its combatants have laid claim to Shakespeare and have called upon his work to convey their society's self-image. In wartime, such claims frequently brought to the fore a crisis of cultural identity and of competing ownership of this 'universal' author. Despite this, the role of Shakespeare during the Second World War has not yet been examined or documented in any depth. Shakespeare and the Second World War provides the first sustained international, collaborative incursion into this terrain. The essays demonstrate how the wide variety of ways in which Shakespeare has been recycled, reviewed, and reinterpreted from 1939–1945 are both illuminated by and continue to illuminate the War today.
Categories: Drama

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and performance studies by an international team of leading scholars.

Author: Peter Kirwan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350080690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 135

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and performance studies by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on the key methods and questions surrounding the performance event, the audience, and the archive – the primary sources on which performance studies draws. It identifies the recurring trends and fruitful lines of inquiry that are generating the most urgent work in the field, but also contextualises these within the histories and methods on which researchers build. A central section of research-focused essays offers case studies of present areas of enquiry, from new approaches to space, bodies and language to work on the technologies of remediation and original practices, from consideration of fandoms and the cultural capital invested in Shakespeare and his contemporaries to political and ethical interventions in performance practice. A distinctive feature of the volume is a curated section focusing on practitioners, in which leading directors, writers, actors, producers, and other theatre professionals comment on Shakespeare in performance and what they see as the key areas, challenges and provocations for researchers to explore. In addition, the Handbook contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A-Z of key terms and concepts, a guide to research methods and problems, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field, and a substantial annotated bibliography. The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance is a reference work aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and libraries, a guide to beginning or developing research in the field, and an essential companion for all those interested in Shakespeare and performance.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Worldwide and the Idea of an Audience

Shakespeare Worldwide and the Idea of an Audience

Inaugurated as it was during the great age of outdoor Shakespeare , and indeed
of outdoor everything else , the venue ... Exposed : Outdoor Performance and
Ideology , 1880-1940 " in Shakespeare , Memory , and Performance , ed .

Author: Tina Krontiris

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017119295

Category: Performing arts

Page: 255

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Categories: Performing arts

Celebrating Shakespeare

Celebrating Shakespeare

This book explores how Shakespeare is still alive as a global cultural icon, on the 400th anniversary of his death.

Author: Clara Calvo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107042773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 603

This book explores how Shakespeare is still alive as a global cultural icon, on the 400th anniversary of his death.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Teaching Shakespeare Into the Twenty first Century

Teaching Shakespeare Into the Twenty first Century

To Make Sense of Shakespeare through Student Performance Because
Shakespeare was written to be performed ... the method to something much
simpler but still containing the basic elements of group work , memory , and
performance .

Author: Ronald E. Salomone

Publisher:

ISBN: 0821412035

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 521

"A collection of success stories, thirty-two essays written by middle school, high school, and college teachers. In these essays teacher- authors record their best attempts at bringing Shakespeare and the student together in the "classroom" of today and tomorrow -- p. xii.
Categories: Education