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As You Like it (Hardcover): Robert Shaughnessy As You Like it (Hardcover)
Robert Shaughnessy
R2,006 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R1,697 (85%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the modern performance history of one of Shakespeare's best-loved and most enduring comedies, and one that has given opportunities for generations of theatre-makers and theatre-goers to explore the pleasures of pastoral, gender masquerade and sexual ambiguity. Powered by Shakespeare's greatest female comic role, the play invites us into a deeply English woodland that has also been richly imagined as a space of dreams. The study retrieves the untold stories of stage productions in Britain, France and Germany, which include Royal Shakespeare Company productions starring Vanessa Redgrave, Eileen Atkins and Juliet Stevenson, the ground-breaking all-male productions at the National Theatre in 1967 and by Cheek by Jowl in 1992, and the versions directed by Jacques Copeau in Paris in 1934, and by Peter Stein in Berlin in 1977. It also addresses the four major screen versions of the play, ranging from Paul Czinner's 1936 film to Kenneth Branagh's seventy years later. -- .

As You Like it (Paperback): Robert Shaughnessy As You Like it (Paperback)
Robert Shaughnessy
R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the modern performance history of one of Shakespeare's best-loved and most enduring comedies, and one that has given opportunities for generations of theatre-makers and theatre-goers to explore the pleasures of pastoral, gender masquerade and sexual ambiguity. Powered by Shakespeare's greatest female comic role, the play invites us into a deeply English woodland that has also been richly imagined as a space of dreams. The study retrieves the untold stories of stage productions in Britain, France and Germany, which include Royal Shakespeare Company productions starring Vanessa Redgrave, Eileen Atkins and Juliet Stevenson, the ground-breaking all-male productions at the National Theatre in 1967 and by Cheek by Jowl in 1992, and the versions directed by Jacques Copeau in Paris in 1934, and by Peter Stein in Berlin in 1977. It also addresses the four major screen versions of the play, ranging from Paul Czinner's 1936 film to Kenneth Branagh's seventy years later. -- .

Shakespeare in Performance (Paperback): Robert Shaughnessy Shakespeare in Performance (Paperback)
Robert Shaughnessy
R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection of modern essays by leading figures in the field of Shakespeare scholarship reveals the rich interplay between contemporary theoretical approaches - psychoanalytic, new historicist, feminist and cultural materialist - and the study of the play in performance, both in Shakespeare's time and our own. Examining the representation of power, ideology, class, race and gender in a wide range of playtexts and theatrical contexts, the essays explore Shakespeare's performance possibilities in theory and in practice.

About Shakespeare - Bodies, Spaces and Texts (Paperback): Robert Shaughnessy About Shakespeare - Bodies, Spaces and Texts (Paperback)
Robert Shaughnessy
R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Element addresses the question of what Shakespeare in contemporary performance is about, and whether it really is, as it may claim to be, about Shakespeare. Far from charting a smooth journey from page to stage, the work of making Shakespeare into performances often involves deflection, evasion and circumnavigation. Drawing upon the work of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe and the Schaubuhne Berlin, About Shakespeare examines theatrical bodies, the spaces inhabited by actors and audiences, and the texts that circulate around and between them.

Shakespeare in the Theatre: The National Theatre, 1963-1975 - Olivier and Hall (Hardcover): Robert Shaughnessy Shakespeare in the Theatre: The National Theatre, 1963-1975 - Olivier and Hall (Hardcover)
Robert Shaughnessy
R2,481 Discovery Miles 24 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The National Theatre's years at the Old Vic were the most Shakespearean period in its history, one which included Laurence Olivier's Othello and Shylock, a radical all-male As You Like It, the Berliner Ensemble's Coriolanus and Tom Stoppard's classic offshoot, Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead. Drawing extensively upon the company archives, this book tells the interlinked stories of the National's relationship with Shakespeare through a series of production case studies. Between them these illuminate Olivier's significance as actor and director, the National's pioneering accommodation of European theatre practitioners, and its ways of engaging Shakespeare with the contemporary.

Four Renaissance Comedies (Hardcover, New): Robert Shaughnessy Four Renaissance Comedies (Hardcover, New)
Robert Shaughnessy
R2,839 Discovery Miles 28 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This edition of four Renaissance comedies represents the vitality, range and diversity of the English comic drama of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, reflecting both its capacity for escapist fantasy and its concern with the intrigues of everyday city life. Comprehensive textual notes establish the plays in their originating cultural and theatrical circumstances, as well as explaining obscure references and allusions. A general introduction provides a helpful overview of early modern comedy in the context of Renaissance comic theory and practice, together with an assessment of its continuing theatrical appeal.

Shakespeare in Performance (Hardcover): Robert Shaughnessy Shakespeare in Performance (Hardcover)
Robert Shaughnessy
R2,410 Discovery Miles 24 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collection of modern essays by leading figures in the field of Shakespeare scholarship reveals the rich interplay between contemporary theoretical approaches - psychoanalytic, new historicist, feminist and cultural materialist - and the study of the play in performance, both in Shakespeare's time and our own. Examining the representation of power, ideology, class, race and gender in a wide range of playtexts and theatrical contexts, the essays explore Shakespeare's performance possibilities in theory and in practice.

Shakespeare on Film - Contemporary Critical Essays (Paperback): Robert Shaughnessy Shakespeare on Film - Contemporary Critical Essays (Paperback)
Robert Shaughnessy
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collection of contemporary criticism highlights the extent to which recent discussion of Shakespeare on film has drawn upon the theoretical perspectives of Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis and post-structuralism, generating a radical reappraisal of a Shakespearean cinema which has itself experienced a revival in the last decade. Ranging widely across the canon of Shakespeare films, from Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream to Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books, the essays address the cultural politics of film adaptation from a variety of angles, offering readings of individual films - Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest - but also raising larger questions about the nature, purpose and future direction of Shakespearean cinema.

Shakespeare in the Theatre: The National Theatre, 1963-1975 - Olivier and Hall (Paperback): Robert Shaughnessy Shakespeare in the Theatre: The National Theatre, 1963-1975 - Olivier and Hall (Paperback)
Robert Shaughnessy
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The National Theatre's years at the Old Vic were the most Shakespearean period in its history, one which included Laurence Olivier's Othello and Shylock, a radical all-male As You Like It, the Berliner Ensemble's Coriolanus and Tom Stoppard's classic offshoot, Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead. Drawing extensively upon the company archives, this book tells the interlinked stories of the National's relationship with Shakespeare through a series of production case studies. Between them these illuminate Olivier's significance as actor and director, the National's pioneering accommodation of European theatre practitioners, and its ways of engaging Shakespeare with the contemporary.

Shakespeare and Childhood (Hardcover, New): Kate Chedgzoy, Susanne Greenhalgh, Robert Shaughnessy Shakespeare and Childhood (Hardcover, New)
Kate Chedgzoy, Susanne Greenhalgh, Robert Shaughnessy
R2,073 Discovery Miles 20 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This 2007 collection offered the first definitive study of a surprisingly underdeveloped area of scholarly investigation, namely the relationship between Shakespeare, children and childhood from Shakespeare's time to the present. It offers a thorough mapping of the domain in which Shakespearean childhoods need to be studied, in order to show how studying Shakespearean childhoods makes significant contributions both to Shakespearean scholarship, and to the history of childhood and its representations. The book is divided into two sections, each with a substantial introduction outlining relevant critical debates and contextualizing the rich combination of fresh research and readings of familiar Shakespearean texts that characterize the individual essays. The first part of the book examines the significance of the figure of the child in the Shakespearean canon. The second part traces the rich histories of negotiation, exchange and appropriation that have characterised Shakespeare's subsequent relations to the cultures of childhood in literary realms.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture (Paperback): Robert Shaughnessy The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture (Paperback)
Robert Shaughnessy
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Companion explores the remarkable variety of forms that Shakespeare's life and works have taken over the course of four centuries, ranging from the early modern theatrical marketplace to the age of mass media, and including stage and screen performance, music and the visual arts, the television serial and popular prose fiction. The book asks what happens when Shakespeare is popularized, and when the popular is Shakespeareanized; it queries the factors that determine the definitions of and boundaries between the legitimate and illegitimate, the canonical and the authorized and the subversive, the oppositional, the scandalous and the inane. Leading scholars discuss the ways in which the plays and poems of Shakespeare, as well as Shakespeare himself, have been interpreted and reinvented, adapted and parodied, transposed into other media, and act as a source of inspiration for writers, performers, artists and film-makers worldwide.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture (Hardcover): Robert Shaughnessy The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture (Hardcover)
Robert Shaughnessy
R2,128 Discovery Miles 21 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Companion explores the remarkable variety of forms that Shakespeare's life and works have taken over the course of four centuries, ranging from the early modern theatrical marketplace to the age of mass media, and including stage and screen performance, music and the visual arts, the television serial and popular prose fiction. The book asks what happens when Shakespeare is popularized, and when the popular is Shakespeareanized; it queries the factors that determine the definitions of and boundaries between the legitimate and illegitimate, the canonical and the authorized and the subversive, the oppositional, the scandalous and the inane. Leading scholars discuss the ways in which the plays and poems of Shakespeare, as well as Shakespeare himself, have been interpreted and reinvented, adapted and parodied, transposed into other media, and act as a source of inspiration for writers, performers, artists and film-makers worldwide.

Representing Shakespeare - England, History and the RSC (Paperback): Robert Shaughnessy Representing Shakespeare - England, History and the RSC (Paperback)
Robert Shaughnessy
R1,235 Discovery Miles 12 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This text traces the changing theatrical and cultural identity of the History plays in the context of postwar social and political conflict, crisis and change. Since the company's inception in the early 1960s, the RSC's commitment to relevance has fostered close relationships between Shakespearean criticism and performance, and between the theatre and its audiences. Through a detailed discussion of key productions, from "The War of the Roses" in 1963 to "The Plantegenets" in 1988, Robert Shaughnessy emphasizes the political dimension of contemporary theatrical representations of Shakespeare, and of the "Shakespearean" modes of history that these plays have been employed to promote; individualist, cyclical, male-dominated, and driven by essentialised, transcendent human nature.

Shakespeare and Childhood (Paperback): Kate Chedgzoy, Susanne Greenhalgh, Robert Shaughnessy Shakespeare and Childhood (Paperback)
Kate Chedgzoy, Susanne Greenhalgh, Robert Shaughnessy
R1,032 Discovery Miles 10 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This 2007 collection offered the first definitive study of a surprisingly underdeveloped area of scholarly investigation, namely the relationship between Shakespeare, children and childhood from Shakespeare's time to the present. It offers a thorough mapping of the domain in which Shakespearean childhoods need to be studied, in order to show how studying Shakespearean childhoods makes significant contributions both to Shakespearean scholarship, and to the history of childhood and its representations. The book is divided into two sections, each with a substantial introduction outlining relevant critical debates and contextualizing the rich combination of fresh research and readings of familiar Shakespearean texts that characterize the individual essays. The first part of the book examines the significance of the figure of the child in the Shakespearean canon. The second part traces the rich histories of negotiation, exchange and appropriation that have characterised Shakespeare's subsequent relations to the cultures of childhood in literary realms.

Shakespeare on Film - Contemporary Critical Essays (Paperback, New): Robert Shaughnessy Shakespeare on Film - Contemporary Critical Essays (Paperback, New)
Robert Shaughnessy; Shaughnessy
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Out of stock

This collection of contemporary criticism highlights the ways in which recent discussion of Shakespeare on film has drawn upon the theoretical perspectives of Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis and post-structuralism, generating a radical reappraisal of Shakespearean cinema which has itself experienced a revival in the last decade. Ranging widely across the canon of Shakespeare films, from Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream to Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books, the essays address the cultural politics of film adaptation from a variety of angles, offering readings of individual films--Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest --but also raising larger questions about the nature, purpose and future direction of Shakespearean cinema.

Shakespeare in Performance (Paperback, New): Robert Shaughnessy Shakespeare in Performance (Paperback, New)
Robert Shaughnessy
R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Out of stock

This collection stages the debates between theory and practice that have transformed our understanding of Shakespeare in performance in recent years. Drawing upon textual theory, materialist cultural criticism, new historicism, feminism, postcolonialism, and psychoanalysis, the essays address Shakespeare's plays as texts in and for performance in a variety of contexts, ranging from the Renaissance to the present. The collection not only offers readers new ways of thinking about Shakespeare in the theatre, but also highlights the practical and theoretical potential of performance itself as a means of redefining Shakespeare in contemporary culture.

Representing Shakespeare - England, History and the RSC (Hardcover): Robert Shaughnessy Representing Shakespeare - England, History and the RSC (Hardcover)
Robert Shaughnessy
R3,056 Discovery Miles 30 560 Out of stock

This text traces the changing theatrical and cultural identity of the History plays in the context of postwar social and political conflict, crisis and change. Since the company's inception in the early 1960s, the RSC's commitment to relevance has fostered close relationships between Shakespearean criticism and performance, and between the theatre and its audiences. Through a detailed discussion of key productions, from "The War of the Roses" in 1963 to "The Plantegenets" in 1988, Robert Shaughnessy emphasizes the political dimension of contemporary theatrical representations of Shakespeare, and of the "Shakespearean" modes of history that these plays have been employed to promote; individualist, cyclical, male-dominated, and driven by essentialised, transcendent human nature.

The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare (Hardcover, annotated edition): Robert Shaughnessy The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Robert Shaughnessy
R2,320 R2,026 Discovery Miles 20 260 Save R294 (13%) Out of stock

Demystifying and contextualising Shakespeare for the twenty-first century, this book offers both an introduction to the subject for beginners as well as an invaluable resource for more experienced Shakespeareans.

In this friendly, structured guide, Robert Shaughnessy:

  • introduces Shakespeare's life and works in context, providing crucial historical background
  • looks at each of Shakespeare's plays in turn, considering issues of historical context, contemporary criticism and performance history
  • provides detailed discussion of twentieth-century Shakespearean criticism, exploring the theories, debates and discoveries that shape our understanding of Shakespeare today
  • looks at contemporary performances of Shakespeare on stage and screen
  • provides further critical reading by play
  • outlines detailed chronologies of Shakespeare's life and works and also of twentieth-century criticism

The companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/shaughnessy contains student-focused materials and resources, including an interactive timeline and annotated weblinks.

The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare (Paperback, New): Robert Shaughnessy The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare (Paperback, New)
Robert Shaughnessy
R605 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R50 (8%) Out of stock

Demystifying and contextualising Shakespeare for the twenty-first century, this book offers both an introduction to the subject for beginners as well as an invaluable resource for more experienced Shakespeareans. In this friendly, structured guide, Robert Shaughnessy: introduces Shakespeare's life and works in context, providing crucial historical background looks at each of Shakespeare's plays in turn, considering issues of historical context, contemporary criticism and performance history provides detailed discussion of twentieth-century Shakespearean criticism, exploring the theories, debates and discoveries that shape our understanding of Shakespeare today looks at contemporary performances of Shakespeare on stage and screen provides further critical reading by play outlines detailed chronologies of Shakespeare's life and works and also of twentieth-century criticism The companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/shaughnessy contains student-focused materials and resources, including an interactive timeline and annotated weblinks.

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