The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$25.25
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Drama- General

More copies of this ISBN

Not Hamlet: Meditation on the Frail Position of Women in Drama (Oberon Masters)

by

Not Hamlet: Meditation on the Frail Position of Women in Drama (Oberon Masters) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"A thoughtful and considered kick up the arse to conspiracy theorists and to patriarchy" – Michael Boyd, Artistic Director RSC

Cleopatra, La Pucelle, Ophelia, Shaws St. Joan and Ibsens Hedda – a handful of seminal roles for women in the classical canon. Janet Suzman has played them all and directed some. Here she examines their complexity and explores why only Cleopatra has an independence that allows her to speak to modern women.

None of these, regrettably, matches up to a Hamlet, but as she is grateful for the parts he did write, Suzman feels a lightly-barbed attack on those who doubt Shakespeares authorship is way overdue. She also takes issue with received ideas on boy-actors playing mature women in Shakespeares company, and reflects on how female characters in classical drama have not been on a level with their male counterparts. Today, on TV, film and the stage, this remains the case. Not Hamlet but Hamlette, please.

Synopsis:

Well known stage and screen actress and theatre critic Dame Janet Suzman conducts a fascinating re-appraisal of womens roles.

Synopsis:

Acclaimed actress Dame Janet Suzman conducts a fascinating re-appraisal of women's roles. Suzman, who has played numerous iconic stage heroines herself, examines women's roles and their impact on present day audiences and society as a whole. Not Hamlet is the latest addition to the Oberon Masters series.

About the Author

Janet Suzman moved to London in 1959. As an actress she started her career in the UK with the RSC and also filmed for TV. She won The Evening Standard Best Actress Award, and had Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominations for Nicholas and Alexandra. She made her debut as a director with Othello which won an AA Vita Best Production Award. Janet is a Patron of The Market Theatre in her native Johannesburg. She has also written and directed her own versions, radically changed to contemporary South African settings, of Brechts Good Person of Setzuan. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849432016
Author:
Suzman, Janet
Publisher:
Oberon Books
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Oberon Masters Series
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Acting
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Theory
Children's » Activities » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

Not Hamlet: Meditation on the Frail Position of Women in Drama (Oberon Masters) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$25.25 In Stock
Product details 140 pages Oberon Books - English 9781849432016 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Well known stage and screen actress and theatre critic Dame Janet Suzman conducts a fascinating re-appraisal of womens roles.
"Synopsis" by ,

Acclaimed actress Dame Janet Suzman conducts a fascinating re-appraisal of women's roles. Suzman, who has played numerous iconic stage heroines herself, examines women's roles and their impact on present day audiences and society as a whole. Not Hamlet is the latest addition to the Oberon Masters series.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.