OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Shakespeare and the Staging of English History

ISBN : 9780199593163

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¥12,782
著者: 
Janette Dillon
ページ
160 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
140 x 212 mm
刊行日
2012年04月
シリーズ
Oxford Shakespeare Topics
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OXFORD SHAKESPEARE TOPICS General Editors: Peter Holland and Stanley Wells Oxford Shakespeare Topics provide students and teachers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. Each book is written by an authority in its field, and combines accessible style with original discussion of its subject. This new study of Shakespeare's English history plays looks at the plays through the lens of early modern staging, focusing on the recurrence of particular stage pictures and 'units of action', and seeking to show how these units function in particular and characteristic ways within the history plays. Through close analysis of stage practice and stage picture, the book builds a profile of the kinds of writing and staging that characterise a Shakespearean history play and that differentiate one history play from another. The first part of the book concentrates primarily on the stage, looking at the 'single' picture or tableau; the use of presenters or choric figures; and the creation of horizontally and vertically divided stage pictures. Later chapters focus more on the body: on how bodies move, gesture, occupy space, and handle objects in particular kinds of scenes. The book concludes by analysing the highly developed use of one crucial stage property, the chair of state, in Shakespeare's last history play, Henry VIII. Students of Shakespeare often express anxiety about how to read a play as a performance text rather than a non-dramatic literary text. This book aims to dispel that anxiety. It offers readers a way of making sense of plays by looking closely at what happens on stage and breaks down scenes into shorter units so that the building blocks of Shakespeare's historical dramaturgy become visible. By studying the unit of action, how it looks and how that look resembles or differs from the look of other units of action, readers will become familiar with a way of reading that may be applied to other plays, both Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean.

目次: 

1. Introduction
2. Pageants and Presenters
3. Stage picture: the horizontal axis
4. Stage Picture: the vertical axis
5. Symbolic Objects and the Ceremonial Body
6. Bodies and Objects in Domestic Space
7. Close-ups
8. History and Providence
9. The Power of the State
Notes
Further Reading
Index

著者について: 

Janette Dillon is Professor of Drama at the University of Nottingham and author of The Language of Space in Court Performance, 1400-1625 (CUP, 2010), The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies (CUP, 2007), The Cambridge Introduction to Early English Theatre (CUP, 2006) and numerous other books and articles on medieval and early modern theatre

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