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Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Roger Warren

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's late plays – Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – have provoked a great deal of interest in the modern theatre. In this book, the author draws upon extensive ... More


Musical Theater

Halina Goldberg

in Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Led by Bogusƚawski, Elsner, and Kurpiński, the National Theater — the locale of major operatic productions — became the central cultural institution in Warsaw. It featured a rich repertory of French, ... More


Introduction

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In the autumn of 1984, Peter Hall, the then Director of the National Theatre, publicized that Shakespeare's late plays – Pericles, Cymbeline, and The Winter's Tale – would be staged at the smallest ... More


Conclusion

Robert Welch

in The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter gives a summary of the book and looks at the foundation of the Abbey Theatre, the Irish National Theatre, and how it all started from that afternoon at the Duras House. The first play of ... More


Introduction: The Business and Politics of Opera in Fin‐de‐Siècle Paris

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the business and politics of French opera in the late 20th century. It describes government subsidies received by the two main Parisian houses: ... More


The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Robert Welch

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A century ago this year, productions of W. B. Yeats' The Countess Cathleen and Edward Martyn's The Heather Field inaugurated the Irish Literary Theatre, which was to take its name from its home in ... More


Introduction

Vasudha Dalmia

in Poetics, Plays, and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695052
eISBN:
9780199080335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695052.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book was inspired by the emergence of the modern Indian theatre in the late 1970s. With the increasing urban interest in folk theatre and the influence of Brecht on Indian theatre, this book ... More


A Jealous Tyrant: The Winter's Tale

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

One of Peter Hall's major concerns regarding The Winter's Tale involved how Shakespeare may have been associated with Sicily, since he somehow reversed Robert Greene's conception of Sicilia and ... More


Synge and Edwardian Theatre

Adrian Frazier

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While the plays of J. M. Synge are normally seen in the context of the ‘Irish dramatic revival,’ or the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, this chapter relates them to a wider spectrum of theatrical ... More


‘The National Drama of the Hindus’: Harishchandra of Banaras and the ‘Classical’ Traditions in Late Nineteenth-Century India

Vasudha Dalmia

in Poetics, Plays, and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695052
eISBN:
9780199080335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695052.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter reviews the contributions made by the British Orientalists to the aesthetics and nationalist orientation of theatre in the nineteenth-century India. It traces the shifts and changes in ... More


Independence, Partition, and New Theatrical Imaginings

Nandi Bhatia

in Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066934
eISBN:
9780199080076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066934.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines women's interrogation, through theatre, of the relationship between gender, nationalism, and colonialism, during the 1947 Partition and in the nation-building years immediately ... More


The Early Years at the National Theatre: Harrison’s Molière and Racine

Hallie Marshall

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

While Tony Harrison’s career as a poet was perhaps inevitable by the early 1970s with the publication of his award winning volume The Loiners (1970), this chapter argues that it was not a given that ... More


Performance for imagined communities: Gladstone, the National Theatre and contested didactics of the stage

Anselm Heinrich

in "Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091698
eISBN:
9781526109989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on William Gladstone’s political and personal commitment to education and the arts, and education through the arts. One of Gladstone’s most lasting visions for the British ... More


The Age of the Dream Palace and the Rise of the Star System

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the age of the dream palace and the rise of the star system. By the end of the First World War, the cinema was an established cultural fact in an era of rapid social change. In ... More


Shakespeare and The Modern Stage

Christie Carson

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter suggests that several associated tendencies can be detected — a cultivation of theatrical ‘authenticity’, the overtaking of the local by the global, and the application of Shakespeare in ... More


In the end is my beginning

Wahl Jan

in Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Wahl recounts the power of Dreyer's story-telling abilities. Dreyer shares his intentions with his work The Life of Jesus, revealing his desire to show the historical version of the figure. Wahl also ... More


The Man Who Came to Read the Metre

Lee Hall

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A personal memoir of how Tony Harrison influenced both my work personally and my generation of playwrights in general. From a meeting in Newcastle Upon Tyne when I was a teenager to his guidance as a ... More


In Search of Korean Traditional Opera: Discourses of Changguk

Andrew Killick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832902
eISBN:
9780824870065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832902.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This is the first book on Korean opera in a language other than Korean. Its subject is ch'angguk, a form of musical theater that has developed over the last hundred years from the older narrative ... More


At all points like a man

Robert Shaughnessy

in As You Like It

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719086939
eISBN:
9781526132192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086939.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses two landmark all-male productions: the National Theatre’s in 1967, and Cheek by Jowl’s in 1991 (revived in 1995). The discussion takes account of how the casting of men in the ... More


Nunc Instantis: Arcadia and Copenhagen

Geraldine Cousin

in Playing For Time: Stories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061974
eISBN:
9781781700976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061974.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Because they belong equally to past and present, it is the nature of ghosts to link these two aspects of time. In this chapter, Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and Copenhagen by Michael Frayn probe the ... More


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