Shakespearian Production: With Especial Reference to the Tragedies

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Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Literary Collections - 323 pages
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

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Contents

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION 1963 page
13
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION 1936
21
THE SHAKESPEARIAN PLAY
27
THE THEORY OF PRODUCTION
42
SOME ACTUAL PRODUCTIONS
79
THE IDEAL PRODUCTION
125
SHAKESPEARE AND RITUAL
148
THE BODY HISTRIONIC
163
Timon of Athens AND SHYLOCK
172
TREE AND CRAIG POEL AND BARKER
200
CONTEMPORARY PRESENTATIONS
242
AFTERTHOUGHTS
271
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