William Shakespeare: Writing for Performance

  • Authors
  • John┬áRussell┬áBrown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John Russell Brown
    Pages 1-17
  3. John Russell Brown
    Pages 18-38
  4. John Russell Brown
    Pages 39-56
  5. John Russell Brown
    Pages 57-74
  6. John Russell Brown
    Pages 75-95
  7. John Russell Brown
    Pages 96-115
  8. John Russell Brown
    Pages 116-141
  9. John Russell Brown
    Pages 142-161
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 162-171

About this book


Written for performance, Shakespeare's plays are very different texts from any intended for a reader with book in hand and they require a different kind of attention. John Russell Brown's latest book attempts a description of Shakespeare's distinctive practice as a writer for the stage and, in doing so, suggests ways of responding to the plays which bring them alive in the mind as if in performance. It is a book for use, to quicken both eye and ear while reading the texts and to enliven almost any critical debate.


stage theatre William Shakespeare

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-63922-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24634-2
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