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Talking Shakespeare : Shakespeare into the Millennium : Shakespeare into the Millennium - Hester Bradley

Talking Shakespeare : Shakespeare into the Millennium

Shakespeare into the Millennium

Paperback Published: October 2001
ISBN: 9780333777732
Number Of Pages: 253

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This edited collection of essays on Shakespeare includes writings on Shakespeare in his time, in our time, and in the future. It looks at why we talk so much about Shakespeare by considering the dominant views and theories on his work at the beginning of the new millennium. Essays included examine topics such as touring practices in Shakespeare's day, the history of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare in relation to his contemporaries, Shakespeare and homoeroticism and Shakespeare and the future. Talking Shakespeare, as its title implies, focuses on the reciprocal relationship between past and present, the way Shakespeare talks to us, the ways in which we talk about Shakespeare, and the way in which Shakespeare, ultimately, is 'all talk'. Indeed the approach employed throughout the book is a consideration of the ways in which the past informs the present as well as how the present informs the past. The book takes a multi-disciplinary view of Shakespeare, looking at how Shakespeare is 'talked about' in the fields of English Studies, Performance Studies and Cultural Studies. There is also an appendix surveying material available on Shakespeare in the electronic or 'virtual' library.

Industry Reviews

'An enjoyable, stimulating read...The book is wide-ranging in scope with thoughtful discussions of stage performance and film and intriguing speculations on touring practice. The appendix with details of electronic sources is also handy for students.' - Dr Maria Jones, University of Wolverhampton 'An excellent selection of articles on a wide range of topics. Will strongly recommend to my students.' - David Olive, Manchester Metropolitan University 'Excellent material for approaching texts from Cultural Studies angle.' - Ann Heilmann, University of Wales Swansea 'A rich and lively volume which gives testimony not only to the vitality of Shakespeare studies in our time but also to the existence of a lively and impressive band of Shakespeare scholars centred at De Montfort University.' - Christopher Wortham, University of Western Australia

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Shakespeare, Theory and Contextsp. 7
Talking Shakespearep. 9
How Does Hamlet End?p. 24
Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Stage: Touring Practice in Shakespeare's Dayp. 39
Studying Shakespeare and His Contemporariesp. 55
Shakespeare and Historyp. 70
Shakespeare and National Identityp. 83
'Home, Sweet Home': Stratford-upon-Avon and the Making of the Royal Shakespeare Company as a National Institutionp. 85
Shakespeare, Performance, Sexuality and Racep. 103
Twelfth Night: 'One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!'p. 105
Shakespeare and the Homoeroticp. 123
Shakespeare and Race: Othello I.iiip. 138
Shakespeare, Film and the Futurep. 149
The Unkindest Cuts: Flashcut Excess in Kenneth Branagh's Hamletp. 151
Showing Versus Telling: Shakespeare's Ekphraseis, Visual Absences, and the Cinemap. 168
Shakespeare and the Futurep. 187
Why We Talk Shakespearep. 201
Bibliography of Shakespeare and Electronic Sourcesp. 213
Notes and Referencesp. 221
Notes on Contributorsp. 246
Indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9780333777732
ISBN-10: 0333777735
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 253
Published: October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1