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Shakespeare and the force of modern performance

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- 1950-,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film and video adaptations,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production,
  • Theater -- Production and direction -- History -- 20th century,
  • Film adaptations -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-261) and index.

    StatementW.B. Worthen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR3100 .W67 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 274 p. ;
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3562960M
    ISBN 100521810302, 052100800X
    LC Control Number2002031061

    Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance identifies one of the chief reasons for this distance in the print culture that confirms that iconic status. Equally important is the explosion of work on the history of the book, and in particular the renewed interest in the multiple texts of Shakespeare's plays. He grants the two lovers their happiness and accepts Dorotea as his bride, when he is exhorted by the curate and the others to remember his duty as a Christian and a gentleman. The force of modern performance, to use the terms of his title, might then be to confront the audience with what is not modern—not with some comfortable, commodified "past," but with history in its alterity and strangeness.

    Every new instalment in this series has seen Doescher's skill develop and his creativity dare further, and here he once again utterly outdid himself. Both are elements of reality, but we are perennially tempted to incline toward the one or the other, to regard either the ideal realm of our own minds or the concrete fact of the material universe as the exclusive domain of the real. Cervantes draws particular attention to the chivalric romances, those ravishing flights of untrammeled fancy that had bedazzled Spanish readers for several generations by the time Don Quixote galloped across the Spanish plains on the back of his caparisoned nag, Rocinante. Austin's invention of the term, theorists have relegated to a zone outside of the performative.

    Freud does not offer over-all interpretations of the plays, but uses the two tragedies to illustrate and corroborate his psychological theories, which are based on his treatments of his patients and on his studies. In the ensuing scuffle, they switch weapons, and Hamlet wounds Laertes with his own poisoned sword. What Iago says is, of course, factually accurate, but it also obscures the truth. Do I have any complaints about this book? The major deficiency of Q1 is in the language: particularly noticeable in the opening lines of the famous " To be, or not to be " soliloquy: "To be, or not to be, aye there's the point.


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Until quite recently, performance has been opposed to print and writing. I did not know whether it was well written or not; I never thought about that; it was simply there in its vast entirety, its inexhaustible opulence, and I was rich in it beyond the dreams of avarice.

Scholars immediately identified apparent deficiencies in Q1, which was instrumental in the development of the concept of a Shakespearean " bad quarto ". One line may be inspired by George Chapman 's translation of the Iliad late Meanwhile, Claudius talks to himself about the impossibility of repenting, since he still has possession of his ill-gotten goods: his brother's crown and wife.

And how would we change? The first is the anonymous Scandinavian Saga of Hrolf Kraki. However, elements of Belleforest's version which are not in Saxo's story do appear in Shakespeare's play.

But with its unapologetic love for Star Wars and Shakespeare - two sets of stories I obsess over on a daily basis - its ridiculously nerdy humour, its deep examination of human nature through the eyes of characters I hold deep in my heart, and through language I could read for the rest of my days Academics, poets, novelists, musicians, curators, journalists and theatre practitioners have all put pen to paper in attempts to understand the Bard and his influence, from Stratford and London to East Africa and China.

Claudius tries to stop her but is too late: she drinks, and Laertes realizes the plot will be revealed. Back at Elsinore, Hamlet explains to Horatio that he had discovered Claudius's letter with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's belongings and replaced it with a forged copy indicating that his former friends should be killed instead.

Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance

In order to continue enjoying the folly of the errant knight and his squire, the Duke and Duchess subject the famous pair to a series of lengthy, elaborate, and basically malicious practical jokes, treating them both with elaborate deference and courtesy while still managing to subject them to various embarrassments through the collaboration of their servants.

David Garrick returned to Shakespeare's text in a Drury Lane production. Polonius, spying on the conversation from behind a tapestrycalls for help as Gertrude, believing Hamlet wants to kill her, calls out for help herself. What is the performative force of Hamlet?

Afterhowever, its themes made it a natural choice for times of political turmoil.

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Doescher ends his Afterword in this book by saying he's the crazy fan sitting in the movie theater wondering how Shakespeare would write a play out of this story. On the other hand, a glance at the technological present of the "printed" word such as hypertext reveals further shifts in the equation linking writing to performativity.

Thus, "neither the ideologies—of print culture, of digital culture—nor the practices are immanent in the technology: they arise in the ways we understand and use them. Shortly thereafter, the court assembles to watch the play Hamlet has commissioned. The Force Awakens was a special moment for all Star Wars fans, but for me it especially resonated.

The first known performance was Nahum Tate 's bloody adaptation at Drury Lane. At an inn, which he persistently takes for a castle, Don Quixote joins a number of ladies and gentlemen as well as the barber and curate of his village. Volumnia succeeds in dissuading her son from destroying Rome, and Coriolanus instead concludes a peace treaty between the Volscians and the Romans.

Then my brother grew up to develop an equal love of Star Wars, which today manifests itself in a mind-blowing array of insanely obscure facts I'm pretty sure R2-D2 would explode if he had to download them mainly about the prequel trilogy and other content from that time period.

Modern editors generally follow this traditional division but consider it unsatisfactory; for example, after Hamlet drags Polonius's body out of Gertrude's bedchamber, there is an act-break [59] after which the action appears to continue uninterrupted.

Undoubtedly, you must respond that there is no comparison, that the dead cannot be counted, and that you are able to number the living who have been rewarded with three figures. If the building "epitomizes a host of attitudes toward history" 29the project—that of an archaeological performance laboratory—simply locks the plays into a theme-park version of Elizabethan theater history.

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The play is full of seeming discontinuities and irregularities of action, except in the "bad" quarto. Worthen explores this understanding of dramatic performativity by interrogating several contemporary sites of Shakespeare production.'W.

B. Worthen's book is a welcome addition to the rowing body of studies that deal with various aspects of Shakespearean 'performativity' in the contemporary theatre Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance is a lucid and often entertaining addition to Author: W.

B. Worthen. Nov 23,  · Shakespeare, and the conventional theatre that name embodies, are increasingly distant from the field of performance studies.

Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance identifies one of the chief reasons for this distance in the print culture that confirms that iconic status.

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