The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0420 Friday, 19 October 2012
Date: October 19, 2012 11:16:48 AM EDT
Subject: Book Announcement: Performing Early Modern Drama Today
Pascale Aebischer and I are very pleased to announce the publication of our edited collection Performing Early Modern Drama Today. I thought that it might be of interest to SHAKESPER readers, so here is the blurb along with a link to some sample material and the table of contents.
While much attention has been devoted to performances of Shakespeare’s plays today, little has been focused on modern productions of the plays of his contemporaries, such as Marlowe, Webster and Jonson. Performing Early Modern Drama Today offers an overview of early modern performance, featuring chapters by academics, teachers and practitioners, incorporating a variety of approaches. The book examines modern performances in both Britain and America and includes interviews with influential directors, close analysis of particular stage and screen adaptations and detailed appendices of professional and amateur productions. Chapters examine intellectual and practical opportunities to analyse what is at stake when the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries are performed by ours. Whether experimenting with original performance practices or contemporary theatrical and cinematic ones, productions of early modern drama offer an inspiring, sometimes unusual, always interesting perspective on the plays they interpret for modern audiences.
Best regards, and thanks for reading . . .
Département de théâtre / Department of Theatre
Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa