Staging Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Alan C. Dessen

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The 12 essays in this volume explore the relationships between Shakespearean pedagogy, performance, and scholarship.

The volume consists of four sections, entitled 'Acts of Recovery', which includes essays that take an historicist approach to performance concerns: 'Performing the Moment', in which the authors describe their experience staging a particular Shakespearean scene in an actual production; 'Recordings', or analyses of Shakespearean productions that were preserved on film or audiotape; and 'Extensions and Explorations', discussions of adaptations and variations of Shakespeare's plays on stage. Throughout the volume the authors examine the ways in which performance criticism and performance studies illuminate our approaches to those texts.

All of the essays in this volume honour the legacy of Professor Alan C. Dessen. Throughout a distinguished career spanning over three decades, Professor Dessen has brought a unique blend of historicism and stagecraft to his work as a performance critic of Renaissance drama, and particularly of Shakespeare's plays. Many of the essays in this volume acknowledge a deep indebtedness to Dessen's work - including his eight books, as well as numerous articles, book reviews, and theatre reviews - and all reveal his profound influence. Together the essays form a volume that will be of value to scholars, teachers, and performers of Shakespeare alike.

Contributors include Leslie Thomson, Daniel L. Colvin, Ellen Summers, Eric Binnie, Cary M. Mazer, Edward Isser, Edward L. Rocklin, Michael Friedman, Caroline McManus, Lisa McDonnell, Sheila T. Cavanagh, and Lois Potter. The volume includes a Prologue by Patrick Stewart and an Afterword by Audrey Stanley.

Lena Cowen Orlin is Professor of English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Miranda Johnson-Haddad is an independent scholar.
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SKU 9780874139877
Barcode # 9780874139877
Brand AUP
Artist / Author Lena Cowen ORLIN & Miranda JOHNSON-HADDAD (editors)

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