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The Winter's Tale in Performance in England and America, 1611-1976

Bartholomeusz, Dennis

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ISBN 10: 052124529X / ISBN 13: 9780521245296
Published by Cambridge University Press, New York, 1982
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First edition. Book is crisp and clean in orange cloth boards. Dust jacket has a sunned spine and a piece of surface missing from front flap. No tears or chips. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos. 279 pp. including notes and index. Bookseller Inventory # 71478

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Title: The Winter's Tale in Performance in England ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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This 1982 book demonstrates the value of the approach to Shakespeare which works on the assumption that in the final judgement it is only in performance that a play is fully realised. Recapturing in lively detail the major performances of The Winter's Tale from Jacobean England to the twentieth century, the book ranges through England and America. Productions by Reinhardt in Germany and Copeau in France are also glanced at; the staging of the play by the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen's company in London is given more detailed treatment. Dennis Bartholomeusz sees the great performances as acts of criticism and creation, and pays close attention the effect of textual cuts, grouping and movement, costume, set design and music, illustrating the text with contemporary paintings, prints, scene designs and photographs. The Winter's Tale was chosen because it raises salient issues that are critical to the staging of Shakespeare's plays.

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This 1982 book demonstrates the value of the approach to Shakespeare which works on the assumption that it is only in performance that a play is fully realised. Recapturing the major performances of The Winter's Tale from Jacobean England to the twentieth century, the book ranges through England and America.

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