Renaissance Drama in Action

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Routledge, May 13, 2013 - Performing Arts - 280 pages
Renaissance Drama in Action is a fascinating exploration of Renaissance theatre practice and staging. Covering questions of contemporary playhouse design, verse and language, staging and rehearsal practices, and acting styles, Martin White relates the characteristics of Renaissance theatre to the issues involved in staging the plays today.
This refreshingly accessible volume:
* examines the history of the plays on the English stage from the seventeenth century to the present day
* explores questions arising from reconstructions, with particular reference to the new Globe Theatre
* includes interviews with, and draws on the work and experience of modern theatre practitioners including Harriet Walter, Matthew Warchus, Trevor Nunn, Stephen Jeffreys, Adrian Noble and Helen Mirren
* includes discussions of familiar plays such as The Duchess of Malfi and 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, as well as many lesser known play-texts
Renaissance Drama in Action offers undergraduates and A-level students an invaluable guide to the characteristics of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and its relationship to contemporary theatre and staging.

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Contents

appeoaching
1
Renaissance dtama
7
staging
22
Speeches well ptonounced with action lively
58
outdoot playing spaces
109
indoot playing spaces
144
some comic ittesolutions
177
New plays fot old Richaed Beome and Stephen
225
Postictipe
233
Bikliogeaphy
245
Index
259
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