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Shakespeare on the University Stage

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Andrew James Hartley, Peter Holland, Mark C. Pilkinton, Michael Cordner, Yu Jin Ko, Angelie Multani, Lee Chee Keng, Yong Li Lan, Andrea Stevens, Christa Jansohn, Rob Conkie, Nurul Farhana Low bt Abdullah, Jacquelyn Bessell, Paul Menzer, Chad Allen Thomas, Jonathan Heron, Douglas E. Green, W. B. Worthen
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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107634046

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  • Featuring essays from seventeen international scholars, this exciting new collection is the first sustained study of Shakespeare on the university and college stage. Treating the subject both historically and globally, the essays describe theatrical conditions that fit neither the professional nor the amateur models and show how student performances provide valuable vehicles for artistic construction and intellectual analysis. The book redresses the neglect of this distinctive form of Shakespeare performance, opening up new ways of thinking about the nature and value of university production and its ability to draw unique audiences. Looking at productions across the world - from Asia to Europe and North America - it will interest scholars as well as upper-level students in areas such as Shakespeare studies, performance studies and theatre history.

    • The first sustained study of college and university staging of Shakespeare's plays, on an international scale
    • Uniquely considers theatrical conditions which fit neither the professional nor the amateur models
    • Considers the specific social contexts of university productions, analysing how meaning is produced with reference to student experience
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    "This highly intelligent collection of essays, written by practitioners and eyewitnesses as well as by some of the most important theatre scholars writing today, at last puts student Shakespeare onto our intellectual map. As impressive in its geographical and historical scope as it is in its depth, Shakespeare on the University Stage reveals campus production as a rich, diverse and scandalously under-studied field of Shakespearean performance, now at last ripe for analysis and appreciation."
    Michael Dobson, University of Birmingham

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107634046
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: tragedians of the city, little eyases or rude mechanicals? Andrew James Hartley
    1. Campus Shakespeare: fragments of a history, fragments of a concept Peter Holland
    2. Performance, religion and Shakespeare: staging ideology at Notre Dame Mark C. Pilkinton
    3. George Rylands and Cambridge University Shakespeare Michael Cordner
    4. Women who will make a difference: Shakespeare at Wellesley College Yu Jin Ko
    5. Appropriating Shakespeare on campus: an Indian perspective Angelie Multani
    6. Ideology and student performances in China Lee Chee Keng and Yong Li Lan
    7. Shakespeare without resources: staging Shakespeare in the Midwest Andrea Stevens
    8. Shakespeare isn't just for the professionals: Shakespeare on the German campus Christa Jansohn
    9. Holofernes, Peregrine and I: Australian campus Shakespeare Rob Conkie
    10. The politics and economics of Malaysian campus productions of Shakespeare Nurul Farhana Low bt Abdullah
    11. The Performance Research Group's Anthony and Cleopatra (2010) Jacquelyn Bessell
    12. The laws of Athens: Shakespeare and the campus economy Paul Menzer
    13. Queering Shakespeare in the American South Chad Allen Thomas
    14. Shakespeare laboratories and performance-as-research Jonathan Heron
    15. The small-college stage: is there still room for Shakespeare? Douglas E. Green
    16. The Shakespeare performance campus W. B. Worthen

  • Editor

    Andrew James Hartley, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    Andrew James Hartley is Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is the author of The Shakespearean Dramaturg (2005), Shakespeare and Political Theatre (2013) and a performance history of Julius Caesar (2014), and was General Editor, until 2013, of Shakespeare Bulletin. He is also the author of many novels and a frequent director for UNC Charlotte campus productions.


    Andrew James Hartley, Peter Holland, Mark C. Pilkinton, Michael Cordner, Yu Jin Ko, Angelie Multani, Lee Chee Keng, Yong Li Lan, Andrea Stevens, Christa Jansohn, Rob Conkie, Nurul Farhana Low bt Abdullah, Jacquelyn Bessell, Paul Menzer, Chad Allen Thomas, Jonathan Heron, Douglas E. Green, W. B. Worthen

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