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Talking Shakespeare By Hester Bradley

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This text focuses on the reciprocal relationship between past and present, the way Shakespeare talks to us, the ways in which we talk about Shakespeare, and the way in which Shakespeare, ultimately, is "all talk". It looks at the fields of English studies, performance studies and cultural studies.

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Talking Shakespeare: Shakespeare into the Millennium by Hester Bradley

This edited collection of essays on Shakespeare includes writings on Shakespeare in his time, in our time, and in the future. It looks at why we talk so much about Shakespeare by considering the dominant views and theories on his work at the beginning of the new millennium. Essays included examine topics such as touring practices in Shakespeare's day, the history of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare in relation to his contemporaries, Shakespeare and homoeroticism and Shakespeare and the future.

Talking Shakespeare, as its title implies, focuses on the reciprocal relationship between past and present, the way Shakespeare talks to us, the ways in which we talk about Shakespeare, and the way in which Shakespeare, ultimately, is 'all talk'. Indeed the approach employed throughout the book is a consideration of the ways in which the past informs the present as well as how the present informs the past. The book takes a multi-disciplinary view of Shakespeare, looking at how Shakespeare is 'talked about' in the fields of English Studies, Performance Studies and Cultural Studies. There is also an appendix surveying material available on Shakespeare in the electronic or 'virtual' library.

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'An enjoyable, stimulating read...The book is wide-ranging in scope with thoughtful discussions of stage performance and film and intriguing speculations on touring practice. The appendix with details of electronic sources is also handy for students.' - Dr Maria Jones, University of Wolverhampton 'An excellent selection of articles on a wide range of topics. Will strongly recommend to my students.' - David Olive, Manchester Metropolitan University 'Excellent material for approaching texts from Cultural Studies angle.' - Ann Heilmann, University of Wales Swansea 'A rich and lively volume which gives testimony not only to the vitality of Shakespeare studies in our time but also to the existence of a lively and impressive band of Shakespeare scholars centred at De Montfort University.' - Christopher Wortham, University of Western Australia

About Hester Bradley


DEBORAH CARTMELL is Principal Lecturer in the department of English at De Montfort University, Leicester.

MICHAEL SCOTT is Professor of English and Pro Vice Chancellor at De Montfort University.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements.- Introduction; D. Cartmell & M. Scott.- Talking Shakespeare; M. Scott.- SHAKESPEARE AND THEORY.- How Does Hamlet End?; N. Wood.- Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Stage: Touring Practice in Shakespeare's Day; P.Davison.- Studying Shakespeare and his Contemporaries; E. Smith.- Shakespeare and History; D. Cavanagh.- SHAKESPEARE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY.- 'Home, Sweet Home': Stratford-upon-Avon and the Making of the RSC as a National Institution; C. Chambers.- SHAKESPEARE, PERFORMANCE AND BENCHMARKING.- Twelfth Night: 'One face, one voice, one habit and two persons!'; J. Wardle.- Shakespeare and the Homoerotic; M. Thompson & I. Whelehan.- Shakespeare and Race: Othello I.iii; D. Cartmell.- SHAKESPEARE AND FILM.- The Unkindest Cuts: Flashcut Excess in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet; B. W. Kliman.- Showing versus Telling: Shakespeare's Visual Absences, and the Cinema; G. Egan.- Shakespeare and the Future; K. Ryan.- Why We Talk Shakespeare; M. Collins.- Appendix: Bibliography of Shakespeare on CD ROM and Major Internet Addresses; J. Webb.- Index.

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GOR010807843
Talking Shakespeare: Shakespeare into the Millennium by Hester Bradley
Hester Bradley
Used - Like New
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2001-06-18
253
0333777735
9780333777732
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