Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R.A. Foakes

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University of Delaware Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 315 pages
Many of the contributors to this collection, including E. A. J. Honigmann, M. M. Mahood, Jonathan Bate, and Stanley Wells (among others), have been centrally involved in examining, promoting, and sometimes questioning the critical dominance of the stable Shakespeare text, particularly as a result of performance. The essays range from the traditional poetical and theater history inquiries through bibliographical examinations and hermeneutical interpretations.
 

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Contents

Shakespeares Foolosophy
17
Shakespeares Sense of Direction
33
The Lord Chamberlains Mens Tour of 1597
56
No Quarrel but a slight Contention
72
Julius Caesar and Sejanus
88
Three Detachable Scenes
108
Representing Falsehood
122
The First Performances of Shakespeares Sonnets
131
Aspects of King Lear in Performance
198
Sleeves Gloves and Helens Placket
216
Australian Shakespeare
240
Cutting Women Down to Size in the Olivier and Loncraine Films of Richard III
260
Film Editing
273
Afterword
299
Selected Bibliography
306
Notes on Contributors
308

Writing about Shakespeares Plays in Performance
151
Measure for Measure at the Old Vic in 195758
164
The Performance of Text in the Royal National Theatres 1997 Production of King Lear
180

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Page 21 - A man may see how this world goes, with no eyes. Look with thine ears: see how yon' justice rails upon yon' simple thief. Hark, in thine ear: Change places; and, handydandy, which is the justice, which is the thief?

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