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Shakespeare, Memory and Performance

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Stanley Wells, Peter Holland, Bruce R. Smith, John J. Joughin, Anthony B. Dawson, Michael Cordner, Margaret Jane Kidnie, Barbara Hodgdon, Carol Chillington Rutter, Russell Jackson, Michael Dobson, W. B. Worthen, Robert Shaughnessy, Dennis Kennedy, Stephen Orgel
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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521863803

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  • "Remember thee? Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat." In this distracted globe. Hamlet's lines pun on the globe as both his skull and the Globe Theatre. But what does memory have to do with Shakespeare and performances past and present? This is the first collection of essays to provide a meeting between the flourishing fields of memory studies and Shakespeare performance studies. The chapters explore a wide range of topics, from the means by which editors of Shakespeare plays try to help their readers remember performance to the ways actors sometimes forget Shakespeare?s lines, from the evocative memories instilled in the archives of costumes to the photographing of props that act as memories of performances past. The fifteen contributors are leaders in the field of Shakespeare performance studies and their considerations of the possibilities of the subject open up a rich new vein in Shakespeare studies.

    • The first study to connect memory studies with Shakespeare performance studies
    • Contributors are all leading Shakespeare scholars
    • Includes over fifty production photographs
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    "The collection is impressive in its scope and contains some excellent essays that suggest new and vital areas of inquiry...the volume poetically conveys the anxiety attendant upon studies of memory."
    -Elizabeth Klett, Early Theater

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521863803
    • length: 378 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 161 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Stanley Wells
    Introduction Peter Holland
    Part I. Shakespeare's Performances of Memory:
    1. Speaking what we feel about King Lear Bruce R. Smith
    2. Shakespeare's memorial aesthetics John J. Joughin
    3. Priamus is dead: memorial repetition in Marlowe and Shakespeare Anthony B. Dawson
    Part II. Editing Shakespeare and the Performance of Memory:
    4. 'Wrought with things forgotten': memory and performance in editing Macbeth Michael Cordner
    5. Citing Shakespeare Margaret Jane Kidnie
    Part III. Performance Memory: Costumes and Bodies:
    6. Shopping in the archives: material memories Barbara Hodgdon
    7. 'Her first remembrance from the Moor': actors and the materials of memory Carol Chillington Rutter
    8. On the gravy train: Shakespeare, memory and forgetting Peter Holland
    Part IV. Reconstructing Shakespearean Performance:
    9. Remembering Beigner's Rosalind: As You Like It on the file in 1936 Russell Jackson
    10. Shakespeare exposed: outdoor performance and ideology, 1880–1940 Michael Dobson
    Part V. Performance Memory: Technologies and the Museum:
    11. Fond record: remembering theatre in the digital age W. B. Worthen
    12. The Shakespeare revolution will not be televised: staging the media apparatus Robert Shaughnessy
    13. Memory, performance, and the idea of the museum Dennis Kennedy
    Afterword Stephen Orgel.

  • Editor

    Peter Holland, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    Peter Holland is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies and Department Chair, Department of Film, Television, and Theater at the University of Notre Dame.


    Stanley Wells, Peter Holland, Bruce R. Smith, John J. Joughin, Anthony B. Dawson, Michael Cordner, Margaret Jane Kidnie, Barbara Hodgdon, Carol Chillington Rutter, Russell Jackson, Michael Dobson, W. B. Worthen, Robert Shaughnessy, Dennis Kennedy, Stephen Orgel

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