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Julius Caesar on Stage in England and America, 1599–1973

  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521135504

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  • Professor Ripley, in this 1980 study of Julius Caesar, offers one of the most detailed stage histories ever attempted, focusing upon aspects both of English and American staging from 1599 to 1973. His primary sources include promptbooks and groundplans, letters, diaries and reviews. He approaches the play from four different angles: he examines the texts used in all major productions, and makes valuable deductions about the taste and sensibility of an age from cuts, alterations, additions and redistribution of parts. He explains in detail the staging of the play at various points in time, and demonstrates how sets and costumes, bits of business, handling of crowd scenes and lighting affected its business. He reconstructs performances of the four main roles by the greater and lesser lights of each period. Finally, he comments on the way in which the theories of critics and, in modern times, directors' ideas have influenced understanding of the play.

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    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521135504
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Guide to eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century stage terms
    Introduction
    1. Seventeenth-century productions
    2. Eighteenth-century productions
    3. John Philip Kemble (1812)
    4. From Young to Phelps (1819–65)
    5. American productions (1770–1870)
    6. The Booth-Barrett-Davenport era
    7. The Meiningen Court Company (1881) and Beerbohm Tree (1898)
    8. F. R. Benson at Stratford (1892–1915)
    9. William Bridges-Adams at Stratford (1919–34)
    10. American productions (1892–1949)
    11. London productions (1900–49)
    12. English and North American productions (1950–73)
    Afterword
    Chronological handlist of performances
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    John Ripley

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