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The Tempest : Shakespeare in Production - William Shakespeare

The Tempest

Shakespeare in Production

Hardcover Published: 17th August 2000
ISBN: 9780521444071
Number Of Pages: 408
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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This edition of The Tempest is the first dedicated to its stage history. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, it examines four centuries of mainstream, regional, and fringe productions in Britain (including Dryden and Davenant's Restoration adaptation), nineteenth- and twentieth-century American stagings, and recent Australian, Canadian, French, Italian, and Japanese productions. In a substantial, illustrated Introduction Dymkowski analyses the cultural significance of changes in the play's theatrical representation, for example, when and why Caliban began to be represented by a black actor, and Ariel became a man's role rather than a woman's. The commentary annotates each line of the play with details about acting, setting, textual alteration and cuts, and contemporary reception. With extensive quotation from contemporary commentators and detail from unpublished promptbooks, the edition offers both an accessible account of the play's changing meanings and a valuable resource for further research.

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'I cannot imagine anyone who either intends to stage The Tempest or to write about it from a performance-oriented point of view who would not profit from consulting this text.' Shakespeare Quarterly 'A valuable tool for readers of Shakespeare as well as stage practitioners and playgoers. Highly recommended for all collections.' Choice 'Few titles can lay claim to the encyclopaedic range and comprehensiveness exhibited by the CUP's Shakespeare in Production series.' Contemporary Theatre Review 'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at GBP16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London

List of illustrationsp. viii
Series editors' prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Editor's notep. xii
List of abbreviationsp. xiv
List of productionsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
List of charactersp. 94
The Tempest and commentaryp. 95
Selected textual variationsp. 336
List of principal playersp. 343
Bibliographyp. 349
Indexp. 360
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ISBN: 9780521444071
ISBN-10: 0521444071
Series: Shakespeare in Production
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 17th August 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.77

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