Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 173. Saturday, 22 Jun 1991.
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1991 22:09:00 -0400
From: Judy Boss <ENG003@UNOMA1>
Subject: Greenwood Press books
The Spring 1991 "Humanities" catalog from the Greenwood Publishing
Group (imprints are Auburn House, Bergin & Garvey, Greenwood Press,
Praeger Publishers, and Quorum Books) lists the following three books
of possible interest to Shakespeareans:
*Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies,
Histories, Comedies, and Romances*. By Victor L. Cahn. Greenwood Press,
ISBN 0-313-27493-2, 888 pages, $75.00.
"A useful guide for the general reader, as well as high school
and undergraduate students, to Shakespeare's 37 plays."
*The Stratford Festival Story: A Catalogue-Index to the Stratford,
Ontario, Festival 1953-1990*. By J. Alan B. Somerset. Bibliographies
and Indexes in the Performing Arts, No. 8. Greenwood Press, ISBN
0-313-27804-0, 384 pages, $49.95.
"Somerset used the latest database techniques to create the
comprehensive guide to the esteemed Stratford, Ontario (Shakespeare)
Festival and its artists. This reference book features three
exhaustive indexes: the Catalogue Index, for the Festival's
productions, workshops, tours, and reviews; the Title Index, for
specific plays; and the Name Index, for career profiles of all
performers and production staff members. Somerset also introduces
readers to the Festival Archives and to his own database, which is
*On Playing Shakespeare: Advice and Commentary from Actors and Actresses
of the Past*. By Leigh Woods. Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies,
No. 37. Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-27823-7, 256 pages, $39.95.
"Anyone wanting to learn or learn more about acting or staging
Shakespeare will find in Wood's collection a much-needed treasure of
useful instruction from past Shakespearean players. . . .
Here are John Barrymore, Ellen Terry, Edwin Booth, and others
writing about casting, reading the play, memorizing, research,
interpretation, rehearsal, and performance. An early section deals
with essentials such as qualifications for the stage, voice and
diction, ease and polish, and more."