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Hamlet : Shakespeare in Performance - Anthony Dawson


Shakespeare in Performance

Paperback Published: 30th October 1997
ISBN: 9780719046254
Number Of Pages: 272

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In this illuminating study, Anthony Dawson surveys the stage history of Hamlet from its appearance in Shakespeare's time to the efflorescence of new and challenging productions in our own. He vividly re-creates more than a dozen representative performances across three centuries. Bringing together theatre history and the interests of cultural criticism and performance theory, Dawson traces the Anglo-American acting tradition and provides a succinct account of the interpretative problems associated with texts, character, design, and the production of meaning. The final chapters extend the analysis to a number of film versions, notably those of Olivier, Kozintsev and Zeffirelli, as well as to several important European stage productions.

List of Plates
Series editor’s
Performing Hamlet’s meanings
Hamlet on stage 1600-1900
The 1920s: old ways meet new stagecraft
Gielgud and Olivier in the 1930s
Post-war Hamlets at Stratford-upon-Avon: 1948 and 1965
Royal Shakespeare and Royal Court in 1980
Hamlet at the movies: Olivier and Kozintsev
Through the looking glass: Zeffirelli and the BBC
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ISBN: 9780719046254
ISBN-10: 0719046254
Series: Shakespeare in Performance
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th October 1997
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: New edition