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Ben Jonson and Theatre

Performance, Practice and Theory

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Paperback / softback

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Ben Jonson and Theatre is an investigation and celebration of Jonson's plays from the point of view of the theatre practitioner as well as the teacher. Reflecting the increasing interest in the wider field of Renaissance drama, this book bridges the divide by debating how Jonson's drama operates in performance. Ben Jonson and Theatre includes: discussions with and between practitioners essays on the staging of the plays edited transcripts of interviews with contemporary practitioners This radical re-evaluation of Jonson's theatre is original and innovative in both form and content. It explores the vibrant relationship between actors, directors and academics in their approachers to Jonson. In an effort to open the repertoire to the diversity of Jonson's work, attention is given to rehearsal methods, workshop practices, design, directing, marketing, marginalised theatre history, and all these are considered in the light of recent critical theory. The volume includes contributions from Joan Littlewood, Sam Mendes, John Nettles, Simon Russell Beale and Geoffrey Rush, Oscar-winning actor for Shine .
Release date Australia
January 28th, 1999
Contributors
Edited by Brian Woolland Edited by Elizabeth Schafer Edited by Richard Cave
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
240
Dimensions
156x234x15
ISBN-13
9780415179812
Product ID
1739028

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