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Looking at Shakespeare

Looking at Shakespeare
A Visual History of Twentieth-Century Performance

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: February 2002
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2006
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521785488

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  • Dennis Kennedy's comprehensive account of the main scenographic movements of the century investigates how visual elements affect Shakespeare on the stage. This second edition ranges through productions in Britain, Europe, Japan and North America and includes a new chapter on Shakespeare performance in the 1990s. There are more than twenty new illustrations, some of them in color, and previous references have been updated.

    • Second edition of the highly successful book by Kennedy
    • International coverage, with a new chapter on Shakespeare performance in the 1990s bringing the story up to date
    • Well illustrated, with 23 new illustrations bringing the total to 172 half-tones and 23 colour plates
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Dennis Kennedy's Looking at Shakespeare is one of the most important assessments of Shakespearean production in the twentieth century we have to date, and will long hold that distinction." Comparative Drama, Mary Judith Dunbar, Santa Clara University, California

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521785488
    • length: 434 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 190 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.414kg
    • contains: 172 b/w illus. 23 colour illus. 1 table
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2006
  • Table of Contents

    1. Shakespeare and the visual
    2. Victorian pictures
    3. The scenographic revolution
    4. Styles of politics
    5. The stuffed stag and the new look
    6. Reinventing the stage
    7. The Liberation of Europe
    8. New Spaces, new audiences
    9. Imaging Shakespeare
    10. Century's close.

  • Author

    Dennis Kennedy, Trinity College, Dublin
    Dennis Kennedy's books include The Spectator and the Spectacle: Audiences in Modernity and Postmodernity, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, Looking at Shakespeare: A Visual History of Twentieth-Century Performance, Foreign Shakespeare, and Granville Barker and the Dream of Theatre. Shakespeare in Asia: Contemporary Performance is due late 2009 (edited with Yong Li Lan). He has twice been a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities in the USA, twice won the Freedley Award for theatre history, received the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award at the University of Pittsburgh, the Berkeley Fellowship at Trinity College Dublin, and was elected to the Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europaea. His own plays have been performed in New York, London, and many other places, and he has frequently worked as a dramaturg and director in professional theatres.

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