Weathering Shakespeare: Audiences and Open-Air Performance

Audiences and Open-air Performance
 
 
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
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  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-350-07806-2 (ISBN)
 
From The Pastoral Players' 1884 performance of As You Like It to contemporary productions in London's Regents Park, there is a rich history of open air performances of Shakespeare's plays. Weathering Shakespeare reveals how new insights from the environmental humanities can transform our understanding of this popular performance practice. Drawing on audience accounts of outdoor productions of those plays most commonly chosen for open air performance - including A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest - the book examines how performers and audiences alike have reacted to unpredictable natural environments. Weathering Shakespeare goes on to explore the ways in which contemporary concerns about the environment have informed new and emerging performance practices.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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10 bw illus
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-350-07806-2 (9781350078062)
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Evelyn O'Malley is Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Exeter, UK.
Introduction
Part One
Chapter One: Performing Pastoral: "A New Form of Poetic Representation"
Chapter Two: Light them at the Fiery Glow-Worm's Eyes: Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Part Two
Chapter Three: Shakespeare-inspired nature-theaters: Minack and the Willow Globe
Chapter Four: Wandering in the Wood: "The Natural Place for the Play"
Part Three
Chapter Five: Nature Playing (Along, Sometimes): Green Pleasures in Affective and Meteorological Atmospheres
Chapter Six: Shakespeare for a Changing Climate
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

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