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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062216

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 2412

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.

The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Primary Teachers

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472585194

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7989

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.

RSC School Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198369264

Category:

Page: 16

View: 5819

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: 2365

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.

Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 2485

View: 8973

An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes. 100,000 first printing.

Galatea

Author: Anton Giulio Barrili

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783849123840

Category:

Page: 188

View: 9894

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!

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: 4271

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: 804

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

View: 9946

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.

Players of Shakespeare 5

Author: Royal Shakespeare Company

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521811316

Category: Drama

Page: 234

View: 9672

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

The Dream

Author: Leigh Lawson

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783194650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 8966

A passionate, clear-sighted look at the day-to-day life of a working actor, The Dream follows Leigh Lawson as he performs with the Royal Shakespeare Company, taking in a brief excursion to America to appear in a Coward double-bill. Invited by the RSC to play both Oberon and Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he navigates his way through the separate difficulties posed by each role, survives the first night at London’s Barbican, and returns to Stratford upon Avon, the scene of many of his childhood escapades and the source of his love affair with the theatre. Leigh also recalls the hilariously unsettling circumstances of his first big break – a leading part in Franco Zeffirelli’s film Brother Sun, Sister Moon shortly after leaving drama school. Leigh proves himself a born writer, whether summoning up the backstage atmosphere of a first night with uncanny accuracy, evoking the beauties of the natural world, or creating thumbnail sketches of his colleagues and friends with a few well-chosen words. The book draws the reader inside the mind of an actor: his fears and reveries; his pragmatism and superstition; his shifting feelings about rehearsals and performances, and the oddities of audiences. Vivid, warm-hearted and perceptive, The Dream will delight everybody with an interest in the theatre.

I, Shakespeare

Author: Tim Crouch

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435359

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 3353

A collection of self contained one-man shows which brilliantly re-imagine four of Shakespeare's well known plays through the eyes of the bit parts. I, Malvolio re-imagines Twelfth Night from the point of view of Shakespeare's pent-up notoriously wronged steward. A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical, jokes and bullying that draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare's classic comedy. I, Banquo: A blood-shot, story-telling journey into the heart of Shakespeare's Macbeth, told through the eyes of his murdered best friend. Classic theatre and modern story-telling combined, accompanied by a heavy-metal-guitar-playing thirteen-year-old Fleance, a severed head and 32 litres of blood. I, Caliban: Events on Prospero's island as viewed by Caliban, a puppy-headed monster alone on the island at the end of The Tempest, alone with his memories, his magic tricks and one last bottle of wine. I, Caliban is a sweet and sorry tale about injustice, inebriation and missing your mum. I, Peaseblossom: The story of A Midsummer Night's Dream as re-lived through the fevered nightmares of Shakespeare's most neglected fairy. Funny, heart-breaking and ever-so-slightly crazed, I Peaseblossom is a gloriously anarchic dream of a dream , perfect for children and adults alike. “This brilliant collection of re-imagined stories is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for students of all ages. They are funny, fresh, intriguing and poignant, and use a supreme storyteller’s skill to bring us into the worlds of some of Shakespeare’s best-loved characters and plays. A must for all teachers who want to excite and inspire their students about Shakespeare’s work and the possibilities of theatre.” - Jacqui O’Hanlon,Director of Education, Royal Shakespeare Company

Directions by Indirections

John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Michael L. Greenwald

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874132649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

View: 7786

This book traces the evolution of John Barton, one of this century's most important directors, from his days as a Cambridge student and scholar through his career with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. Two lengthy interviews with Barton are included, as well as a number of rare pictures of his Cambridge work and representative pictures from his Royal Shakespeare Company productions.

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare,William Proctor Williams,Peter Holland

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402226799

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 5867

This new addition to the Sourcebooks Shakespeare series includes the play, essays by renowned scholars, a complete glossary, production photos, and an audio CD of famous performances through the years.

Transforming the Teaching of Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Joe Winston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408184664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 8480

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.