Anecdotal Shakespeare: A New Performance History Paul Menzer

ISBN: 9781472576156

Published: October 22nd 2015

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280 pages


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Anecdotal Shakespeare: A New Performance History  by  Paul Menzer

Anecdotal Shakespeare: A New Performance History by Paul Menzer
October 22nd 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 280 pages | ISBN: 9781472576156 | 8.31 Mb

Shakespeares four-hundred-year performance history is full of anecdotes – ribald, trivial, frequently funny, sometimes disturbing, and always but loosely allegiant to fact. Such anecdotes are nevertheless a vital index to the ways that ShakespearesMoreShakespeares four-hundred-year performance history is full of anecdotes – ribald, trivial, frequently funny, sometimes disturbing, and always but loosely allegiant to fact.

Such anecdotes are nevertheless a vital index to the ways that Shakespeares plays have generated meaning across varied times and in varied places. Furthermore, particular plays have produced particular anecdotes – stories of a real skull in Hamlet, superstitions about the name Macbeth, toga troubles in Julius Caesar – and therefore express something embedded in the plays they attend.

Anecdotes constitute then not just a vital component of a plays performance history but a form of vernacular criticism by the personnel most intimately involved in their production: actors. These anecdotes are therefore every bit as responsive to and expressive of a plays meanings across time as the equally rich history of Shakespearean criticism or indeed the very performances these anecdotes treat.

Anecdotal Shakespeare provides a history of post-Renaissance Shakespeare and performance, one not based in fact but no less full of truth.



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