Shakespeare in the Theatre: Mark Rylance at the Globe

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Author: Stephen Purcell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472581733

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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Shakespeare in the Theatre: Mark Rylance at the Globe Each volume in the Shakespeare in the Theatre series focuses on a director or theatre company who has made a significant contribution to Shakespeare production, identifying the artistic and political/social contexts of their work. The series introduces readers to the work of significant theatre directors and companies whose Shakespeare productions have been transformative in our understanding of his plays in performance. Each volume examines a single figure or company, considering their key productions, rehearsal approaches and their work with other artists. Since its opening in the late 1990s, the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has made an indelible impression on the contemporary British theatre scene. This book explores the theatre's first decade of productions under the pioneering leadership of Sir Mark Rylance. Drawing upon an extensive range of material from the theatre's archive, interviews with Globe practitioners, and Rylance's own personal archive, this book argues that the Rylance era was a ground-breaking and important period of recent theatre history. It concludes with an in-depth interview with Rylance himself. The book gives a unique insight into Rylance's practice and impact, and will be of interest to anyone studying Shakespeare in performance. Stephen Purcell is Associate Professor of English at the University of Warwick. His research focuses on the performance of the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries on the modern stage and screen, and his publications include the books Popular Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Audience in Practice. He also directs for the open-air theatre company The Pantaloons. Series Editors: Bridget Escolme, Queen Mary University of London, UK, Peter Holland, University of Notre Dame, USA and Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare's Globe, London ,UK.

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Mark Rylance at the Globe

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Author: Stephen Purcell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472581717

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Experiment and Reaction -- Chapter 2: Performing Gender -- Chapter 3: Masters of Play: Directing at the Globe -- Chapter 4: Shared Experiences -- Chapter 5: Global Politics / Global Products -- Chapter 6: Rylance the Performer -- Epilogue: Legacy and Return -- Select Bibliography -- Chronology -- Index

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Mark Rylance at the Globe

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Author: Stephen Purcell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472581725

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 1661

Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Experiment and Reaction -- Chapter 2: Performing Gender -- Chapter 3: Masters of Play: Directing at the Globe -- Chapter 4: Shared Experiences -- Chapter 5: Global Politics / Global Products -- Chapter 6: Rylance the Performer -- Epilogue: Legacy and Return -- Select Bibliography -- Chronology -- Index

Othello

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Author: William Shakespeare,BellJohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 143

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I Am Shakespeare

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Author: Mark Rylance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848422698

Category: Drama

Page: 99

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"I Am Shakespeare" is Mark Rylance's fascinating, witty and characteristically exuberant dramatic contribution to the Shakespeare authorship debate. Is it possible that the son of an illiterate tradesman, from a small market town in Warwickshire, could have written the greatest dramatic works the world has ever seen? Mark Rylance is one of a number of leading actors who seriously question the idea that William Shakespeare was the man behind the thirty-seven plays that have moved, inspired and amazed generations. First performed at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007, Rylance's provocative play introduces us to the main candidates and their respective claims whilst asking fundamental questions about what makes a genius, and why it all matters anyway.

Farinelli and the King

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Author: Claire Van Kampen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786822954

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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HISTORY IS BEJEWELLED WITH MYSTERIES... Depressed and plagued by insomnia, King Philippe V of Spain lies awake in his chamber. The Queen, desperate to find a cure, hears of Farinelli – a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. Even Philippe is astonished when Farinelli sings, and begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera-houses of Europe? And will his extraordinary talent prove to be a curse rather than a blessing?

Speaking the Speech

An Actor's Guide to Shakespeare

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Author: Giles Block

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848421912

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Throughout the book, the author subjects Shakespeare's language to rigorous examination, illuminating his extraordinary ability to bring his characters to life by a simple turn of phrase, a breath or even a pause. Block shows how we can only fully understand these characters, and the meaning of the plays, by speaking the words out loud. Drawing on characters from across all of Shakespeare's plays - and looking in detail at Macbeth, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing Block covers everything the actor needs to know, including: the essential distinctions between prose, rhymed verse and unrhymed verse, and the different strategies to be used when speaking them; the difference between 'you' and 'thou'; Shakespeare's use of silence; and the vital importance of paying attention to Shakespeare's 'original' punctuation. Speaking the Speech is a book for actors and directors who want to improve their understanding of Shakespeare's language in order to speak it better. It is also a fascinating read for anyone who wants to deepen their appreciation of Shakespeare's language and the way it comes to life when spoken aloud.

Home, I'm Darling

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Author: Laura Wade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786824108

Category: Drama

Page: 120

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How happily married are the happily married? Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it looks.

Girl from the North Country

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Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368829

Category: Music

Page: 112

View: 7722

“The idea is inspired and the treatment piercingly beautiful . . . Two formidable artists have shown respect for the integrity of each other’s work here and the result is magnificent.” —Independent “Bob Dylan’s back catalogue is used to glorious effect in Conor McPherson’s astonishing cross-section of hope and stoic suffering . . . It is the constant dialogue between the drama and the songs that makes this show exceptional.” —Guardian “Beguiling and soulful and quietly, exquisitely, heartbreaking. A very special piece of theatre.” —Evening Standard “A populous, otherworldly play that combines the hard grit of the Great Depression with something numinous and mysterious.” —Telegraph Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge. Lost and lonely people huddle together in the local guesthouse. The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind, and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no one will account for. So when a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback turn up in the middle of the night, things spiral beyond the point of no return . . . In Girl from the North Country, Conor McPherson beautifully weaves the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan into a show full of hope, heartbreak and soul. It premiered at the Old Vic, London, in July 2017, in a production directed by the author. Conor McPherson is an award-winning Irish playwright. His best-known works include The Weir (Royal Court; winner of the 1999 Olivier Award for Best New Play), Dublin Carol (Atlantic Theater Company) and The Seafarer (National Theatre). Bob Dylan, born in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1941, is one of the most important songwriters of our time. Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. He released his thirty-ninth studio album, Triplicate, in April 2017, and continues to tour worldwide.

Shakespeare's Globe

A Theatrical Experiment

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Author: Christie Carson,Farah Karim-Cooper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521701662

Category: Drama

Page: 289

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From 1997 Shakespeare's Globe flourished once more on London's South Bank after an absence of 400 years. The playhouse is now a major attraction for theatregoers, scholars, tourists, teachers and students of all ages who come to experience Shakespeare's plays and those of his contemporaries performed in their original conditions. The team of artists and education specialists who made this happen come together here to reflect on their 10-year experiment. Principal actors, designers, musicians and Globe Education staff engage with international scholars in a lively debate about the impact of this extraordinary building. Featuring an in-depth interview with former Artistic Director Mark Rylance and a contribution from Patrick Spottiswoode, Founder and Director of Globe Education, the book highlights the complex relationship between designer, composer, actor and audience which gives energy to this thriving Shakespearean center.

Shakespeare and Audience in Practice

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Author: Stephen Purcell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137375256

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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What do audiences do as they watch a Shakespeare play? What makes them respond in the ways that they do? Exploring the practice of being a modern Shakespearean audience, Stephen Purcell examines a wide range of theatrical productions, surveys some of the most influential ideas about spectatorship in contemporary performance studies, and analyses how both modern theatre practitioners and the play texts themselves position audiences in particular ways. Innovative and insightful, this book includes detailed case studies of two modern productions, a collaborative debate section, and suggestions for practical exercises and further reading.

The Globe Theatre Project

Shakespeare and Authenticity

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Author: Rob Conkie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

View: 3917

This book analyzes performances at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London between 1996 and 2004 by focusing on the new Globe's most defining characteristic: authenticity. The book addresses the question of why authenticity has become so crucial in late 20th and early 21st century Britain and what productions of the authentic Shakespeare say about contemporary identities.

Emilia

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Author: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786824825

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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‘Men, who forgetting they were born of women, nourished of women, and if they were not of the means of women, they would be quite extinguished out of the world, and a final end of them all; do like vipers deface the wombs wherein they were bred.’ Emilia Bassano, ‘To the Vertuous Reader’ In 1611 Emilia Bassano penned these words to her ‘Vertuous Reader’, as part of a volume of radical, feminist and subversive poetry. It was one of the first published collections of poetry written by a woman in England. The little we know of Emilia Bassano is restricted to the possibility that she may have been the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s Sonnets – and the rest of Her Story has been erased by History. Commissioned specifically for Shakespeare’s Globe, and with an all-female cast, this world premiere will reveal the life of Emilia: poet, mother and feminist. This time, the focus will be on this exceptional woman who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to.

The Wake

A Novel

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Author: Paul Kingsnorth

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555979076

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." —Eimear McBride, New Statesman In the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror was uncompromising and brutal. English society was broken apart, its systems turned on their head. What is little known is that a fractured network of guerrilla fighters took up arms against the French occupiers. In The Wake, a postapocalyptic novel set a thousand years in the past, Paul Kingsnorth brings this dire scenario back to us through the eyes of the unforgettable Buccmaster, a proud landowner bearing witness to the end of his world. Accompanied by a band of like-minded men, Buccmaster is determined to seek revenge on the invaders. But as the men travel across the scorched English landscape, Buccmaster becomes increasingly unhinged by the immensity of his loss, and their path forward becomes increasingly unclear. Written in what the author describes as "a shadow tongue"—a version of Old English updated so as to be understandable to the modern reader—The Wake renders the inner life of an Anglo-Saxon man with an accuracy and immediacy rare in historical fiction. To enter Buccmaster's world is to feel powerfully the sheer strangeness of the past. A tale of lost gods and haunted visions, The Wake is both a sensational, gripping story and a major literary achievement.

The Secret Theatre

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Author: Anders Lustgarten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350066222

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

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'It's not enough that men are watched; they must think themselves watched, even when they are not' Spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham oversees a vast surveillance network from the heart of Elizabeth I's court. As the nation's relationship with Europe deteriorates and civil unrest grows, Walsingham adopts ever more extreme tactics to keep his queen and country safe. But does he risk losing control of the apparatus he has created and destroying the lives of those closest to him? And can such safety ever be achieved? The Secret Theatre asks what we are prepared to sacrifice in order to ensure our safety. Shot through with moments of the blackest humour, this smart, tense thriller has been published to coincide with the world premiere at the Sam Wanamker Playhouse in November 2017 directed by Matthew Dunster.

London Theatres

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Author: Michael Coveney

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012350

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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London is the theatre capital of the world. From world-famous musicals to West End shows, from cutting-edge plays to Shakespeare in its original staging, from outdoor performance to intimate fringe theatre, the range and quality is unsurpassed. Leading theatre critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of the forty-five theatres which make the London stage what it is, with stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one. Sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the public areas, auditorium and backstage complete the picture. Contents include: 1. Grandes Dames: The Grade I listed Haymarket, Drury Lane, and Covent Garden Opera House 2. Palaces of Pleasure: The London Palladium, the Coliseum, Lyceum, and Prince of Wales 3. Popular landmarks: The National Theatre, Old Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe, Roundhouse, and Royal Court 4. Informal delights: The Young Vic, Almeida, Donmar, and The Other Palace, opening 2017 5. Legends Alive: Richmond Theatre, The Playhouse, Adelphi, and the New Ambassadors 6. Hidden Gems: Alexandra Palace, The BBC Radio Theatre, Normansfield and Charing Cross theatres 7. Eastward Ho!: Barbican, Hackney Empire, Stratford East, and Wilton’s Music Hall 8. West End jewels: The Savoy, Novello, Duke of York's, St Martin's, and Criterion

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner

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Author: Abigail Rokison-Woodall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472581636

Category: Drama

Page: 264

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Part of the series Shakespeare in the Theatre, this book examines the work of renowned theatre director Nicholas Hytner (Artistic Director of the National Theatre from 2003-2015). Featuring case studies of Hytner's Shakespeare productions and interviews with actors, designers, directors and other practitioners with whom Hytner has worked, it explores Hytner's own productions of Shakespeare's plays within their respective socio-cultural contexts and the context of Hytner's other directing work, and examines his working practices and the impact of his Artistic directorship on the centrality of Shakespeare within the repertoire of the National Theatre.

Nice fish

new and selected prose poems

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Author: Louis Jenkins

Publisher: Holy Cow! Press

ISBN: 9780930100612

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 70

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A collection of prose poetry about ordinary people in ordinary situations