Shakespeare and the Power of Performance: Stage and Page in the Elizabethan Theatre

4 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521182836: Shakespeare and the Power of Performance: Stage and Page in the Elizabethan Theatre
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Focusing on the practical means and media of Shakespeare's stage, this study envisions horizons for his achievement in the theatre. Bridging the gap between today's page- and stage-centred interpretations, two renowned Shakespeareans demonstrate the artful means by which Shakespeare responded to the competing claims of acting and writing in the Elizabethan era. They examine how the playwright explored issues of performance through the resonant trio of clown, fool and cross-dressed boy actor. Like this trio, his deepest and most captivating characters often attain their power through the highly performative mode of 'personation' - through playing the character as an open secret. Surveying the whole of the playwright's career in the theatre, Shakespeare and the Power of Performance offers not only compelling ways of approaching the relation of performance and print in Shakespeare's works, but also new models for understanding dramatic character itself.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Bridging the gap between today's page- and stage-centred interpretations of Shakespeare's works, Weimann and Bruster explore how the playwright responded to the competing claims of acting and writing in the Elizabethan era. Focusing on the trio of clown, fool, and cross-dressed boy actor, they demonstrate how Shakespeare explored issues of performance.

About the Author:

Robert Weimann is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. Douglas Bruster is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521895323: Shakespeare and the Power of Performance: Stage and Page in the Elizabethan Theatre

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521895324 ISBN 13:  9780521895323
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2008
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Weimann, Robert
Published by Cambridge University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780521182836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Robert Weimann, Douglas Bruster
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English. Brand new Book. Focusing on the practical means and media of Shakespeare's stage, this study envisions horizons for his achievement in the theatre. Bridging the gap between today's page- and stage-centred interpretations, two renowned Shakespeareans demonstrate the artful means by which Shakespeare responded to the competing claims of acting and writing in the Elizabethan era. They examine how the playwright explored issues of performance through the resonant trio of clown, fool and cross-dressed boy actor. Like this trio, his deepest and most captivating characters often attain their power through the highly performative mode of 'personation' - through playing the character as an open secret. Surveying the whole of the playwright's career in the theatre, Shakespeare and the Power of Performance offers not only compelling ways of approaching the relation of performance and print in Shakespeare's works, but also new models for understanding dramatic character itself. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521182836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Robert Weimann, Douglas Bruster
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English. Brand new Book. Focusing on the practical means and media of Shakespeare's stage, this study envisions horizons for his achievement in the theatre. Bridging the gap between today's page- and stage-centred interpretations, two renowned Shakespeareans demonstrate the artful means by which Shakespeare responded to the competing claims of acting and writing in the Elizabethan era. They examine how the playwright explored issues of performance through the resonant trio of clown, fool and cross-dressed boy actor. Like this trio, his deepest and most captivating characters often attain their power through the highly performative mode of 'personation' - through playing the character as an open secret. Surveying the whole of the playwright's career in the theatre, Shakespeare and the Power of Performance offers not only compelling ways of approaching the relation of performance and print in Shakespeare's works, but also new models for understanding dramatic character itself. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521182836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Weimann, Robert
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0521182832 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 5-8 business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # CBG#A29945

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Weimann, Robert
Published by Cambridge University Press 12/2/2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press 12/2/2010, 2010. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Shakespeare and the Power of Performance: Stage and Page in the Elizabethan Theatre. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780521182836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Weimann, Robert
Published by Cambridge University Press (2019)
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 18
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0521182832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 52.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Weimann, Robert
Published by Cambridge University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780521182836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Weimann, Robert/ Bruster, Douglas
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge Univ Pr, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reissue edition. 266 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.70 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0521182832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

ROBERT WEIMANN , DOUGLAS BRUSTER
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780521182836 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0450339

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Robert Weimann, Douglas Bruster
Published by Cambridge University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521182832 ISBN 13: 9780521182836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Reissue. Seller Inventory # DADAX0521182832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 56.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book