Character: Acting and Being on the Pre-Modern Stage

  • Edward Burns

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Edward Burns
    Pages 1-17
  3. Edward Burns
    Pages 18-38
  4. Edward Burns
    Pages 90-119
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    Pages 174-202
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 232-238

About this book


An analysis of acting and characterization on stage, covering theories of character from Aristotle to Brecht and approaches from formalism to post structuralism. The Early Theatre Group have, over the last 5 years, used an experimental approach to performing some of the plays written about here.


stage theatre tragedy William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward Burns
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

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