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In this beautifully illustrated book, one of the foremost Shakespeareans of our time explores the ways in which Shakespeare has been imagined from his time to ours. In a penetrating series of interpretations, Stephen Orgel explores the ironies and paradoxes that have characterized the reconstruction of Shakespeare's texts, his image, the staging and illustration of his plays over the past four centuries, as he is perennially reinvented for new cultural ends. Drawing on performance history, textual history, and the visual arts (including a fascinating chapter on portraiture), Imagining Shakespeare displays throughout the cultural versatility, elegance, lucidity, and wit which have become the hallmarks of Orgel's style.

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"[T]he author elegantly and simply explores the changeable nature of [Shakespeare]....This book would repay, with dividends, its careful study by actors, directors, and other teachers of literature and drama. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Imagining Shakespeare shows Orgel at his best....No one working in the field could fail to take notice of this book. No one who reads it could fail to be, in almost equal measure, instructed and delighted." David Kastan, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

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In this beautifully illustrated book, one of the foremost Shakespeareans of our time explores the ways in which Shakespeare has been imagined from his time to ours. Drawing on performance history, textual history and the visual arts, Imagining Shakespeare offers a culturally rich approach to the field.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-167) and index.

About the Author

Stephen Orgel is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Plates
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Imagining Shakespeare 1
2 Staging Clio 38
3 History and Biography 65
4 Magic and History 85
5 The Pornographic Ideal 112
6 Imagining Shylock 144
7 Epilogue 163
Notes 164
Index 168

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403911773
Author:
Orgel, Stephen
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Location:
Basingstoke
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Stage history
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Criticism, Textual
Subject:
Theater -- History.
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
2300-13
Publication Date:
August 6, 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes over 100 bandw photos plus one
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.94 x 6.9 x 0.675 in

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Product details 192 pages Palgrave MacMillan - English 9781403911773 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he author elegantly and simply explores the changeable nature of [Shakespeare]....This book would repay, with dividends, its careful study by actors, directors, and other teachers of literature and drama. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Imagining Shakespeare shows Orgel at his best....No one working in the field could fail to take notice of this book. No one who reads it could fail to be, in almost equal measure, instructed and delighted."
"Synopsis" by , In this beautifully illustrated book, one of the foremost Shakespeareans of our time explores the ways in which Shakespeare has been imagined from his time to ours. Drawing on performance history, textual history and the visual arts, Imagining Shakespeare offers a culturally rich approach to the field.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-167) and index.
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