A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230217893

Category: Drama

Page: 184

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From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare’s most loved comedy. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are three interviews with leading directors Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran and Tim Supple, providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare’s career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended – as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare’s works for the twenty-first century.

The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Primary Teachers

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472585194

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7402

Developed by one of the world's leading theatre companies, this fantastic resource offers teachers a practical, drama-based approach to teaching and appreciating three of Shakespeare's most popular plays: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The toolkit brings the plays alive as performance pieces, with Primary pupils undertaking drama-based explorations of the text that take them through much of the play. Teachers' notes and accompanying photocopiable worksheets offer a lesson-by-lesson teaching route through each of the three plays in turn. The schemes of work offer teachers a route through each play that has been designed to be flexible and to bolt on to what they already teach. The schemes comprise a series of lessons that can either be followed in their entirety as a stand-alone scheme of work or which can be dipped into by teachers wanting to augment their existing schemes of work.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062216

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 7015

After an historical survey of A Midsummer Night's Dream from Shakespeare's time through to the 19th century, Jay Halio focuses primarily on 20th century productions and adaptations, for film and television as well as for the stage. Chapters are devoted to productions by Max Reinhardt, Peter Hall, Robert Lepage, and especially to Peter Brook's landmark production in 1970 and the reactions to it. Using a wealth of personal experience, as well as original promptbooks and critical reviews, Halio shows how differently but still very effectively the play may be staged, as the wide variety of plays he records. This second, enlarged edition contains three new chapters on Adrian Noble's RSC production and film, Michael Hoffman's film, and the Dream in China. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this is the only book so far in print that offers an extended study of major 20th-century productions of the Dream in their historical context.

RSC School Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198369264

Category:

Page: 16

View: 6688

This exciting new series, produced in partnership with the RSC, is designed to introduce students to Shakespeare's plays. Using trusted and established RSC approaches and vibrant RSC performance photographs, the series brings Shakespeare's plays to life in the classroom and establishes a deeper understanding and lasting appreciation of his work.

Rough Magic

Making Theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Steven Adler

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809323777

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 7595

This book provides a thorough analysis of the many strands of theatrical activity on both sides of the footlights that coalesce in the artistic vigor of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Adler traces the company's evolution from its origins in 1879 as a week-long festival presented by Stratford-upon-Avon as a birthday homage to its native son, to its current incarnation as one of the world's most distinguished institutional theatres. The author probes the aspirations and achievements of the RSC's four successive artistic directors: Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn, Terry Hands, and Adrian Noble. He offers a comprehensive view of the design and aesthetics of the RSC's five theatres in Stratford and London, and explores the intricate process of crafting a repertoire at home and on tour that responds to the needs of the artists as well as the demands of the box office. Richly illustrated with vivid photographs, Rough magic examines the fusion of artistic vision and theatrical energy that make invigorating theatre at the RSC.

Theatre-Making

Interplay Between Text and Performance in the 21st Century

Author: D. Radosavljevic,Duška Radosavljevi?

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137367881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 1026

Theatre-Making explores modes of authorship in contemporary theatre seeking to transcend the heritage of binaries from the Twentieth century such as text-based vs. devised theatre, East vs. West, theatre vs. performance - with reference to genealogies though which these categories have been constructed in the English-speaking world.

English Shakespeares

Shakespeare on the English Stage in the 1990s

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521564762

Category: Drama

Page: 295

View: 9065

This book, which explores the full extent of Shakespeare performances in England over the last decade, invites a broad readership of playgoers and students. As a regular theatre reviewer, Holland has examined the variety, the strengths and the problems of English productions and companies. They are charted chronologically here, and compared with productions elsewhere. Peter Holland's reviews are individually thoughtful, provocative and illuminating; cumulatively they show that there is no one English Shakespeare style but a rich and often bewildering variety.

Players of Shakespeare 2

Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Royal Shakespeare Company

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521389037

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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This is the second volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Fourteen actors describe the Shakespearean roles they played in productions between 1982 and 1987. A brief biographical note is provided for each of the contributors and an introduction places the essays in the context of the Stratford and London stages, and of the music and design for the particular productions.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (仲夏夜之夢)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 11

View: 7212

This new edition of one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, features a Foreword by comedian, writer and actor Marc Wootton, who played Bottom in the 2011 RSC production. Its easily accessible layout and elegant design make it the ideal gift for any special occasion.

Players of Shakespeare 5

Author: Royal Shakespeare Company

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521811316

Category: Drama

Page: 234

View: 4675

The fifth volume in this popular series of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Galatea

Author: Anton Giulio Barrili

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783849123840

Category:

Page: 188

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Quest'opera (edizione rilegata) fa parte della collana di libri TREDITION CLASSICS. La casa editrice tredition di Amburgo pubblica nell'ambito della collana TREDITION CLASSICS opere datate piu di 2000 anni. Queste opere erano in gran parte esaurite o reperibili solo come pezzi d'antiquariato. La serie di libri contribuise a preservare la letteratura e a promuovere la cultura. Essa aiuta inoltre ad evitare che migliaia di opere cadano nel dimenticatoio. L'obiettivo della serie e di ripubblicare migliaia di classici della letteratura mondiale in diverse lingue... in tutto il mondo!

Transforming the Teaching of Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Joe Winston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408184664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 2153

This book tells the story of the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed and influential project to transform the teaching of Shakespeare in schools. It examines their approaches to making his plays more accessible, enjoyable and relevant to young people, describing the innovative classroom practices that the Company has pioneered and locating these within a clearly articulated theory of learning. It also provides evidence of their impact on children and young people's experience of Shakespeare, drawing upon original research as well as research commissioned by the RSC itself. Authoritative but highly readable, the book is relevant to anyone with an interest in the teaching of Shakespeare, and in how a major cultural organisation can have a real impact on the education of young people from a wide range of social backgrounds. It benefits from interviews with key policy makers and practitioners from within the RSC, including their legendary voice coach, Cicely Berry, and with internationally renowned figures such as the writer and academic, Jonathan Bate; the previous artistic director of the RSC, Michael Boyd; and the celebrated playwright, Tim Crouch.

Shakespeare Today

Author: Jane Shuter

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406273341

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 64

View: 7292

Who was William Shakespeare? How much do we really know about him, and why is he so famous? This book explores the many ways in which Shakespeare's works are performed and interpreted in the modern world.

Beryl

Author: Maxine Peake

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472596110

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 7775

I had a constant battle to get where I am today. Scrimping and scraping, people telling me not to do it, I couldn't do it. That my life wouldn't amount to very much. Now I might have had a bit of natural talent but I got here because of pure determination and persistence. Stubbornness you might say. I always went that extra mile, pushed myself that bit harder than anyone else and never took anything for granted. It was 1954 when Beryl Charnock met keen cyclist Charlie Burton. In those days they cycled in clubs and once Beryl started she was smitten, not only with Charlie, but by the thrill and freedom found on two wheels. Beryl was better than good, she was the best, and she was determined to stay that way. Beryl Burton was five times world-pursuit champion, thirteen times national champion, twice road-racing world champion and twelve times national champion. Her accolades include time trials, former world-record holder, former British record-holder, numerous sports awards an MBE and an OBE. Burton was one of the most astonishing sports people ever to have lived, but she remains something of a mystery. Beryl, which celebrates the extraordinary sporting achievements of this inspirational cyclist, has been specially commissioned as an adaptation from Maxine Peake's acclaimed 2012 Radio 4 play and marks her stage-writing debut. It received its world premiere on 30 June 2014 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in the Courtyard Theatre.

Players of Shakespeare 4

Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Robert Smallwood,Royal Shakespeare Company

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794169

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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This is the fourth volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Twelve actors including Sir Derek Jacobi, Jane Lapotaire and Julian Glover describe the Shakespearian roles they played in productions between 1992 and 1997. The plays covered include The Merchant of Venice, Love's Labour's Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale, and Romeo and Juliet, among others. The essays divide equally among comedies, histories, and tragedies, with emphasis among the comedies on those notoriously difficult "clown" roles. A brief biographical note is provided for each of the contributors.

Players of Shakespeare 3

Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Russell Jackson,Robert Smallwood,Royal Shakespeare Company

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521477345

Category: Drama

Page: 222

View: 6187

This is the third volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Thirteen actors describe the Shakespearean roles they played in productions between 1987 and 1991. The plays covered include Hamlet, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, and important theatrical rarities such as Cymbeline, Titus Andronicus, King John, and the Henry VI plays in the Royal Shakespeare Company's highly successful adaptation retitled The Plantagenets.