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Shakespeare’s Culture in Modern Performance

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Performing Shakespeare’s Culture

  3. Word

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
  4. Prop

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Maria Jones
      Pages 103-136
    3. Maria Jones
      Pages 137-173
    4. Maria Jones
      Pages 174-177
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 178-213

About this book


Shakespeare's Culture in Modern Performance is an original study at the interface of a historicizing literary criticism and the study of modern performance. In a critical climate that views the cultural object of performance as authentic in itself, is there any point in exploring a script's original history? The writer argues for a dialogic understanding of Shakespeare's plays in performance relative to unresolved issues of modernity, in a study of modern productions on stage and screen.


stage theatre William Shakespeare

About the authors

MARIA JONES is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton, specializing in Shakespeare in performance on stage and screen, and early modern cultural history.

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