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Bit Parts in Shakespeare's Plays By Professor M. M. Mahood

Bit Parts in Shakespeare's Plays
by Professor M. M. Mahood

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Molly Mahood's survey of the small supporting roles which abound in Shakespeare's plays addresses the interests of scholars, actors and directors.
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Bit Parts in Shakespeare's Plays Summary


Bit Parts in Shakespeare's Plays by Professor M. M. Mahood

Molly Mahood has written a wholly original survey of the small supporting roles which abound in Shakespeare's plays. The practice of doubling enabled Elizabethan dramatists to surround their principal characters with a host of lesser Lords, Soldiers, Messengers and Servants. Professor Mahood explores the different purposes served by such minimal characters, from clearing the stage to epitomising the overall effect of a comedy or tragedy. Each of the subsequent chapters is devoted to the entire corpus of minimal roles in a single play, ranging from the early Richard III to The Tempest.

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Bit Parts in Shakespeare's Plays Reviews


'This is a wittily written, elegantly thought out, wonderfully original work that abounds in new ideas. It will be rewarding to all readers and actors of Shakespeare, first for its multitude of details about bit parts, and secondly for the rich possibilities for performance that the author uncovers.' Andrew Gurr

Table of Contents


1. Entities and nonentities; 2. Transposer; 3. Supporters; 4. Stress and counterstress; 5. Shadow and substance in Richard the Third; 6. Friends of Brutus; 7. Measure for Measure, or the Way of the World; 8. Service and servility in King Lear; 9. The varying tide in Antony and Cleopatra; 10. The Tempest from the forecastle; Notes; Index of characters; General index.

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GOR003207232
Bit Parts in Shakespeare's Plays by Professor M. M. Mahood
Professor M. M. Mahood
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1993-01-07
262
0521416124
9780521416122
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