The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0468 Monday, 31 December 2018
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 12:13 PM
Subject: Doubling Your Shakespeare
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Please forgive this one-time advertisement. I’m writing as the lights go out on 2018 is out and while my book on Shakespeare and theatrical doubling, Shakespeare’s Double Plays, is still warm off the Cambridge press.
I hope that scholars and theatre makers interested in early modern performance may find the book useful, particularly those interested in casting, doubling roles, dramaturgy, phenomenology and audience reception, boy actors and female representation, metatheater and more. It offers a new theory of Shakespeare’s working practices and early performance, and it includes tables and charts with casting requirements and possibilities for each play, so it may be helpful for student actors and directors to have in hand for their own productions or as a basis for course exercises in dramaturgical analysis.
With libraries ordering fewer books, I hope you will encourage yours to order a copy. Of course, it would be great, too, if you recommended it to colleagues and students to whom it may be of interest, as well as favorite theater companies and directors, less favored theater companies and directors, etc. The link above and attached flyer have more information and a discount code for Cambridge UP. Thanks for your consideration and warm wishes for the New Year.