The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

With contributions from experienced and emerging scholars, this handbook provides a concise reference on dance as both an integral feature of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century culture and as a means of translating Shakespearean text into ...

Author: Lynsey McCulloch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190873493

Category: Music

Page: 904

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Shakespeare's texts have a long and close relationship with many different types of dance, from dance forms referenced in the plays to adaptations across many genres today. With contributions from experienced and emerging scholars, this handbook provides a concise reference on dance as both an integral feature of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century culture and as a means of translating Shakespearean text into movement - a process that raises questions of authorship and authority, cross-cultural communication, semantics, embodiment, and the relationship between word and image. Motivated by growing interest in movement, materiality, and the body, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance is the first collection to examine the relationship between William Shakespeare - his life, works, and afterlife - and dance. In the handbook's first section - Shakespeare and Dance - authors consider dance within the context of early modern life and culture and investigate Shakespeare's use of dance forms within his writing. The latter half of the handbook - Shakespeare as Dance - explores the ways that choreographers have adapted Shakespeare's work. Chapters address everything from narrative ballet adaptations to dance in musicals, physical theater adaptations, and interpretations using non-Western dance forms such as Cambodian traditional dance or igal, an indigenous dance form from the southern Philippines. With a truly interdisciplinary approach, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance provides an indispensable resource for considerations of dance and corporeality on Shakespeare's stage and the early modern era.
Categories: Music

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

Alan Brissenden's 1981 Shakespeare and the Dance remains the seminal text for those interested in early modern dancing and its appearances within Shakespearean drama, but this new volume provides a single source of reference for dance as ...

Author: Lynsey McCulloch

Publisher:

ISBN: 0190498803

Category: Dance in literature

Page: 615

View: 280

Shakespeare's employment of dance as both a theatrical device and thematic reference point remains under-studied. The reimagining of his writing as dance works is also neglected as a subject for research. Alan Brissenden's 1981 Shakespeare and the Dance remains the seminal text for those interested in early modern dancing and its appearances within Shakespearean drama, but this new volume provides a single source of reference for dance as both an integral feature of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century culture and as a means of translating Shakespearean text into movement.
Categories: Dance in literature

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare s Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare s Poetry

origins in popular dances on the green or in the barn or (God forbid) in the churchyard, but all of them had been appropriated by gentle folk for showing ...

Author: Jonathan Post

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199607747

Category: Drama

Page: 748

View: 448

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry provides the widest coverage yet of Shakespeare's poetry and its afterlife in English and other languages.
Categories: Drama

Dance Lexicon in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Dance Lexicon in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Howard, S. (1993) Hands, feet, and bottoms: Decentering the cosmic dance in A Midsummer Night's Dream. ... The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance.

Author: Fabio Ciambella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000423570

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 158

View: 596

This book provides a thorough analysis of terpsichorean lexis in Renaissance drama. Besides considering not only the Shakespearean canon but also the Bard’s contemporaries (e.g., dramatists as John Marston and Ben Jonson among the most refined Renaissance dance aficionados), the originality of this volume is highlighted in both its methodology and structure. As far as methods of analysis are concerned, corpora such as the VEP Early Modern Drama collection and EEBO, and corpus analysis tools such as #LancsBox are used in order to offer the widest range of examples possible from early modern plays and provide co-textual references for each dance. Examples from Renaissance playwrights are fundamental for the analysis of connotative meanings of the dances listed and their performative, poetic and metaphoric role in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama. This study will be of great interest to Renaissance researchers, lexicographers and dance historians.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre 1737 1832

The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre 1737 1832

The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre 1737-1832 provides a comprehensive guide to theatre of the Georgian era across the range of dramatic forms.

Author: Julia Swindells

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199600304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 758

View: 470

This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to theatre of the Georgian era that will be equally useful to students new to this period of drama and to scholars working within the field. The Handbook gives equal attention to the range of dramatic forms - not just tragedy and comedy, but the likes of melodrama and pantomime - as they developed and overlapped across the period, and to the occasions, communities, and materialities of theatre production. Itincludes sections on historiography, the censorship and regulation of drama, theatre and the Romantic canon, women and the stage, and the performance of race and empire.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

The 36 new essays in the Handbook discuss Middleton's comedies, tragedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poetry through a range of critical approaches such as feminism, ecocriticism, and performance studies.

Author: Gary Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199559886

Category: Drama

Page: 670

View: 210

For a new generation of critics and directors and students, Thomas Middleton-
Categories: Drama

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

In many American universities, for example, there are more professors teaching drama and Shakespeare in English departments than those who teach drama and ...

Author: Nadine George-Graves

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199917495

Category: Dance

Page: 1021

View: 404

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater collects a critical mass of border-crossing scholarship on the intersections of dance and theatre. Taking corporeality as an idea that unites the work of dance and theater scholars and artists, and embodiment as a negotiation of power dynamics with important stakes, these essays focus on the politics and poetics of the moving body in performance both on and off stage. Contemporary stage performances have sparked global interest in new experiments between dance and theater, and this volume situates this interest in its historical context by extensively investigating other such moments: from pagan mimes of late antiquity to early modern archives to Bolshevik Russia to post-Sandinista Nicaragua to Chinese opera on the international stage, to contemporary flash mobs and television dance contests. Ideologically, the essays investigate critical race theory, affect theory, cognitive science, historiography, dance dramaturgy, spatiality, gender, somatics, ritual, and biopolitics among other modes of inquiry. In terms of aesthetics, they examine many genres such as musical theater, contemporary dance, improvisation, experimental theater, television, African total theater, modern dance, new Indian dance theater aesthetics, philanthroproductions, Butoh, carnival, equestrian performance, tanztheater, Korean Talchum, Nazi Movement Choirs, Lindy Hop, Bomba, Caroline Masques, political demonstrations, and Hip Hop. The volume includes innovative essays from both young and seasoned scholars and scholar/practitioners who are working at the cutting edges of their fields. The handbook brings together essays that offer new insight into well-studied areas, challenge current knowledge, attend to neglected practices or moments in time, and that identify emergent themes. The overall result is a better understanding of the roles of dance and theater in the performative production of meaning.
Categories: Dance

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance

... historically most acting worldwide has been involved with elaborate costume (masks, kothornoi, wigs) and physical practices (the teapot stance, dance, ...

Author: James C. Bulman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191510816

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

View: 367

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 Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment

The scene shifts directly to Billo wearing the kamarband as she performs her second Bollywood number, dancing in public before carousing U.P. border patrol ...

Author: Valerie Traub

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191019722

Category: Drama

Page: 816

View: 417

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment brings together 42 of the most important scholars and writing on the subject today. Extending the purview of feminist criticism, it offers an intersectional paradigm for considering representations of gender in the context of race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and religion. In addition to sophisticated textual analysis drawing on the methods of historicism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and posthumanism, a team of international experts discuss Shakespeare's life, contemporary editing practices, and performance of his plays on stage, on screen, and in the classroom. This theoretically sophisticated yet elegantly written Handbook includes an editor's Introduction that provides a comprehensive overview of current debates.
Categories: Drama

Theatre Performance and Cognition

Theatre  Performance and Cognition

It features the most exciting work being done at the intersection of theatre and cognitive science, containing both selected scientific studies that have been influential in the field, each introduced and contextualised by the editors, ...

Author: Rhonda Blair

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 847

Theatre, Performance and Cognition introduces readers to the key debates, areas of research, and applications of the cognitive sciences to the humanities, and to theatre and performance in particular. It features the most exciting work being done at the intersection of theatre and cognitive science, containing both selected scientific studies that have been influential in the field, each introduced and contextualised by the editors, together with related scholarship from the field of theatre and performance that demonstrates some of the applications of the cognitive sciences to actor training, the rehearsal room and the realm of performance more generally. The three sections consider the principal areas of research and application in this interdisciplinary field, starting with a focus on language and meaning-making in which Shakespeare's work and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia are considered. In the second part which focuses on the body, chapters consider applications for actor and dance training, while the third part focuses on dynamic ecologies, of which the body is a part.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Changeling

The Changeling

This new student edition contains a lengthy new Introduction with background on the authors, date and sources, theme, critical interpretation and stage history.

Author: Thomas Middleton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408144541

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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"The next good mood I find my father in, I'll get him quite discarded" With these chillingly offhand words, Beatrice-Joanna, the spoilt daughter of a powerful nobleman, plots to get rid of the family servant who has crossed her once too often. The Changeling remains one of the most compelling tragedies from the 17th century. Exposing the vexed relationship between servants and masters, setting notions of `change' against the revelation of psychological 'secrets' as ways of explaining human behaviour, and exploring the idea of love as a `tame madness', the play reveals the terrifying consequences of ungoverned sexual appetite and betrayal. Despite its seemingly domestic focus, The Changeling has much to reveal about the gathering social and political tensions that were to plunge England into a destructive civil war within twenty years of its first performance. This new student edition contains a lengthy new Introduction with background on the authors, date and sources, theme, critical interpretation and stage history. The New Mermaids plays offer: - Modernized versions of the play text edited to the highest textual standards - Fully annotated student editions with obscure words explained and critical, contextual and staging insight provided on each page - Full Introductions analyzing context, themes, author background and stage history
Categories: Drama

Affective Performance and Cognitive Science

Affective Performance and Cognitive Science

This book explores new developments in the dialogues between science and theatre and offers an introduction to a fast-expanding area of research and practice.The cognitive revolution in the humanities is creating new insights into the ...

Author: Nicola Shaughnessy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408183694

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 351

This book explores new developments in the dialogues between science and theatre and offers an introduction to a fast-expanding area of research and practice.The cognitive revolution in the humanities is creating new insights into the audience experience, performance processes and training. Scientists are collaborating with artists to investigate how our brains and bodies engage with performance to create new understanding of perception, emotion, imagination and empathy. Divided into four parts, each introduced by an expert editorial from leading researchers in the field, this edited volume offers readers an understanding of some of the main areas of collaboration and research: 1. Dances with Science 2. Touching Texts and Embodied Performance 3. The Multimodal Actor 4. Affecting Audiences Throughout its history theatre has provided exciting and accessible stagings of science, while contemporary practitioners are increasingly working with scientific and medical material. As Honour Bayes reported in the Guardian in 2011, the relationships between theatre, science and performance are 'exciting, explosive and unexpected'. Affective Performance and Cognitive Science charts new directions in the relations between disciplines, exploring how science and theatre can impact upon each other with reference to training, drama texts, performance and spectatorship. The book assesses the current state of play in this interdisciplinary field, facilitating cross disciplinary exchange and preparing the way for future studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Proceedings Society of Dance History Scholars

Proceedings Society of Dance History Scholars

A Handbook of Morris Dancing . The Morris Ring , 1974 . Baskerville , Charles Read . The Elizabethan Jig . New York : Dover , 1965 . Brissenden , Alan .

Author: Society of Dance History Scholars (U.S.). Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014841214

Category: Dance

Page: 325

View: 461

Categories: Dance

Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: IND:30000042251474

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1325

View: 761

**** Cited in Sheehy and Walford. A core working tool for acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, and catalogers in public and undergraduate libraries, the Catalog is a list of recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults, published quinquennially with annual supplements for the intervening years. The titles are classified by subject and include complete bibliographical data as well as descriptive and critical annotations. This edition consists of 7,735 titles and 3,999 analytical entries. Some 4,000 additional titles will appear in the four supplements. In addition to the main classified catalog, there is a comprehensive author, title, subject, and analytical index, and a directory of publishers and distributors. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Choreographie Medien Gender

Choreographie   Medien   Gender

Choreographie, Medien und Gender sind zentrale Begriffe kulturwissenschaftlicher Forschung, die in dieser Konstellation allerdings noch selten zusammen analysiert wurden.

Author: Marie-Luise Angerer

Publisher:

ISBN: 3037344172

Category: Choreography

Page: 238

View: 413

Choreographie, Medien und Gender sind zentrale Begriffe kulturwissenschaftlicher Forschung, die in dieser Konstellation allerdings noch selten zusammen analysiert wurden. Der interdisziplinär ausgerichtete Band unternimmt es, dieses komplexe Gefüge im Kontext zeitgenössischer Tanz- und Performancekunst zu untersuchen und seine Bedeutung für das Verständnis von Wissensordnungen und Medialität herauszuarbeiten. Die AutorInnen fragen nach den Verschränkungen von Macht und medial-performativen Konstellationen in Tanz und Performance; sie zeigen auf, mit welchen Strategien Gender-Konfigurationen konstruiert und/oder subvertiert werden; sie fragen danach, was das "doing" bzw. "dancing gender" im Zusammenhang einer Produktionsästhetik bedeutet.Der Band positioniert sich gegen jenen schleichenden "Backlash", der Fragen von Gender und Macht zunehmend als ausgehandelt und nicht mehr thematisierungsbedürftig betrachtet.Mit Beiträgen von: Marie-Luise Angerer, Maaike Bleeker, Gabriele Brandstetter, Susanne Foellmer, Susan Leigh Foster, Pamela Geldmacher, Stefan Hölscher, Gabriele Klein, Katarina Kleinschmidt, Martina Leeker, Claudia Rosiny, Kati Röttger, Anna-Carolin Weber.
Categories: Choreography

Costume in Performance

Costume in Performance

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture, pp. ... The Early Stuart Masque: Dance, Costume, and Music, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Donatella Barbieri

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474236881

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 822

This beautifully illustrated book conveys the centrality of costume to live performance. Finding associations between contemporary practices and historical manifestations, costume is explored in six thematic chapters, examining the transformative ritual of costuming; choruses as reflective of society; the grotesque, transgressive costume; the female sublime as emancipation; costume as sculptural art in motion; and the here-and-now as history. Viewing the material costume as a crucial aspect in the preparation, presentation and reception of live performance, the book brings together costumed performances through history. These range from ancient Greece to modern experimental productions, from medieval theatre to modernist dance, from the 'fashion plays' to contemporary Shakespeare, marking developments in both culture and performance. Revealing the relationship between dress, the body and human existence, and acknowledging a global as well as an Anglo and Eurocentric perspective, this book shows costume's ability to cross both geographical and disciplinary borders. Through it, we come to question the extent to which the material costume actually co-authors the performance itself, speaking of embodied histories, states of being and never-before imagined futures, which come to life in the temporary space of the performance. With a contribution by Melissa Trimingham, University of Kent, UK
Categories: Art

Shakespearean Stage Production

Shakespearean Stage Production

An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator.

Author: Cécile de Banke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317652793

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

View: 199

An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the 1950s when the book was originally published. This book suggests that Shakespeare should be performed today on the type of stage for which his plays were written. It analyses the development of the Elizabethan stage, from crude inn-yard performances to the building and use of the famous Globe. Since the Globe saw the enactment of some of the Bard’s greatest dramas, its construction, properties, stage devices, and sound effects are reviewed in detail with suggestions on how a producer can create the same effects on a modern or reconstructed Elizabethan stage. Shakespeare’s plays were written to fit particular groups of actors. The book gives descriptions of the men who formed the acting companies of Elizabethan London and of the actors of Shakespeare’s own company, giving insights into the training and acting that Shakespeare advocated. With full descriptions and pages of reproductions, the costume section shows the types of dress necessary for each play, along with accessories and trimmings. A table of Elizabethan fabrics and colours is included. The final section explores the little-known and interesting story of the integral part of music and dance in Shakespeare’s works. Scene by scene the section discusses appropriate music or song for each play and supplies substitute ideas for Elizabethan instruments. Various dances are described – among them the pavan, gailliard, canary and courante. This book is an invaluable wealth of research, with extensive bibliographies and extra information.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Man of Mode

The Man of Mode

This edition is supplemented by a plot summary and an annotated bibliography.

Author: George Etherege

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474289528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 785

Arguably the most perfectly poised of Restoration wit comedies, The Man of Mode is a finished exercise in dramatic sprezzatura, or nonchalance, matching the beguiling 'easiness' and 'complaisance' of its central character. The play's imaginative brilliance depends upon its author's ability to hint at the dark abyss of passion and emotional violence at whose edge the modish denizens of the town perform their graceful ballet. Its seemingly casual construction and wanton breaches of comic decorum mask a ferocious artistic control designed to upset the complacency of the audience's moral, social and aesthetic assumptions by luring them into sympathy for a character whose dangerous 'wildness' they ought to deplore. It is at once among the funniest and the most unsettling of comedies in English. The full, modernized play text is accompanied by incisive commentary notes, while its engaging introduction unpacks the complexity of the Restoration's political and theatrical context, analyses the play's performance history (including Nicholas Hytner's 2007 modern-dress version) and demonstrates Etherege's linguistic finesse. This edition is supplemented by a plot summary and an annotated bibliography. The New Mermaids plays offer: · Modernized versions of the play text edited to the highest textual standards · Fully annotated student editions with obscure words explained and critical, contextual and staging insight provided on each page · Full Introductions analyzing context, themes, author background and stage history
Categories: Literary Criticism

Studying Shakespeare in Performance

Studying Shakespeare in Performance

John Russell Brown is arguably the most influential scholar in the field of Shakespeare in performance. This collection brings together and makes accessible his most important writings across the past half-century or so.

Author: John Russell Brown

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137267764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 563

John Russell Brown is arguably the most influential scholar in the field of Shakespeare in performance. This collection brings together and makes accessible his most important writings across the past half-century or so. Ranging across space, words, audiences, directors and themes, the book maps John Russell Brown's search for a fuller understanding of Shakespeare's plays in performance. New introductory notes for each chapter give a fascinating insight into his critical and scholarly journey. Together the essays provide an authoritative and engaging account of how to study Shakespeare's plays as texts for performance. Drawing readers into a wide variety of approaches and debates, this book will be important and provocative reading for anyone studying Shakespeare or staging one of his plays.
Categories: Literary Criticism