Shakespeare, Man of the Theater: Proceedings of the Second Congress of the International Shakespeare Association, 1981

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This volume presents a sampling of the more than 250 papers presented at the Congress of the ISA held at Stratford-upon-Avon in August 1981. Most of the papers are concerned with Shakespeare as a writer for the theater. Other essays deal with Shakespeare as a literary, rather than theatrical, writer. Several of the offerings cover subjects usually neglected, and develop fresh insight into his work.

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Contents

A Sermon Delivered at Holy Trinity Church StratforduponAvon Sunday August 2 1981
15
Inaugural Lecture Shakespeare and a Playwright of Today
18
Shakespeare Imagines a Theater
34
Historic and Iconic Time in Late Tudor Drama
47
The Word in the Theater
55
The Players Will Tell All or the Actors Role in Renaissance Drama
76
Iconography and the Theatrical Art of Pericles
86
Some Shakespearean Night Sequences
98
Shakespeare and jonson
155
Beaumont and Fletchers Hamlet
173
Society and the Uses of Authority in Shakespeare
182
Seminar Papers
201
The Stagecraft of the Statue Scene in The Winters Tale
203
Shakespearean Comedy and Some EighteenthCentury Actresses
212
Charles Keans King Lear and the Pageant of History
231
APPENDIXES
243

The Positive Uses of Negative Feedback in Criticism and Performance
105
Some Approaches to Alls Well That Ends Well in Performance
114
Between a sob and a Giggle
121
Characterization through Language in the Early Plays of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
128
Shakespeare and Kyd
148
Complete List of Lectures and Papers from the Program of the Congress
245
Seminars and Their Chairmen
247
Delegates and Participants
248
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