Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author: John Elsom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134950355

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Shakespeare Our Contemporary

Shakespeare, Our Contemporary is a provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare. More than that, it is one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatrical productions.

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Author: Jan Kott

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780804152198

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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Shakespeare, Our Contemporary is a provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare. More than that, it is one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatrical productions. Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are among the many directors who have acknowledged their debt to Jan Kott, finding in his analogies between Shakespearean situations and those in modern life and drama the seeds of vital new stage conceptions. Shakespeare, Our Contemporary has been translated into nineteen languages since it appeared in 1961, and readers all over the world have similarly found their responses to Shakespeare broadened and enriched.

Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary

He wanted Russian spectators to have a live Shakespeare, a modern Shakespeare, a contemporary one. That was his contribution to the idea of making ...

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Author: John Elsom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134950362

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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The publication of Jan Kott's Shakespeare Our Contemporary some twenty-five years ago had an immediate impact on Shakespearian criticism and productions. This book is an account of a lively public seminar held at the Young Vic Theatre, London which looked at the relevance of Kott's study for Shakespearian theatre today. Kott inspired many directors - including Peter Brook, Peter Hall, and Michael Bogdanov to interpret Shakespeare's plays as allegories of modern times. But a number of critics and directors feel that trying to prove Shakespeare is our contemporary results in the loss of vita.

Shakespeare Aphra Behn and the Canon

In 1988, the International Association of Theatre Critics hosted a public seminar in London which asked the question: 'Is Shakespeare still our contemporary ...

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Author: Lizbeth Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135636289

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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A clear introduction to the idea of the canon, exploring the process by which certain works, and not others, receive high cultural status. The work of Shakespeare and Aphra Behn is used to illustrate and challenge this process.

Shakespeare and Modern Theatre

The Performance of Modernity Michael D. Bristol, Kathleen McLuskie, ... ( 1989 ) Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary , London : Routledge .

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Author: Michael D. Bristol

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041521985X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

Shakespeare for the Modern Reader

Bloom, Harold, Shakespeare, the 1nvention of the Human, 1998, New York A fascinating, ... Elsom, John (ed), 1s Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary?

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Author: Henry I. Christ

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595193561

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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Shakespeare for the Modern Reader provides a sound scholarly introduction to the man and his work in a user-friendly and accessible way.

Shakespeare Theory and Performance

The three series are Text and Performance" (Macmillan), "Shakespeare in Fcrfarmance" (Manchesttr Vnivrrsity ... Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary?

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Author: James C. Bulman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415116252

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

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This collection of essays brings a full range of contemporary critical perspectives to bear upon the practical questions of performing Shakespeare. It will be of particular interest to students and teachers of theatre and literary theory.

Shakespeare Jahrbuch

Despite the programmatic name of New Historicism, one often gets the
impression that early modern culture is regarded as a blueprint for all the social
ills of our age. Shakespeare, it might seem, is still very much our contemporary.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011894347

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John Donne and Baroque Allegory

141 Fredric Jameson, The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of ... 142 Jan Kott, “Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary?,” in John Elsom, ed., ...

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Author: Hugh Grady

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107195806

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Provides a new appreciation of John Donne through the lens of Walter Benjamin's critical theory of baroque allegory.

King Richard II

Parisian spectators were simultaneously watching three activities : the real ... In Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary ? he writes : I have a great ...

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Author: Margaret Shewring

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719046262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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Considers the theatrical fortunes of Richard II from its politically controversial beginnings on the Elizabethan and Restoration stage, to its various later interpretations responding to 19th- and 20th-century tastes and attitudes. A wide range of performances is documented and discussed. These illustrate the ways in which different theatres and companies have staged the play by cutting, restructuring or adding to Shakepeare's script to highlight spectacle, the personality of the King, the nature of authority and the place of Richard in the overall sweep of English history.

Teaching Shakespeare Into the Twenty first Century

The assigned viewings were the 1982 BBC Macbeth with Nicol Williamson (
directed by Jack Gold ) and the 1979 Trevor Nunn version of Macbeth with Ian ...
The next unit focused on the question , " Is Shakespeare still our contemporary ?

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Author: Ronald E. Salomone

Publisher:

ISBN: 0821412035

Category: Education

Page: 290

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"A collection of success stories, thirty-two essays written by middle school, high school, and college teachers. In these essays teacher- authors record their best attempts at bringing Shakespeare and the student together in the "classroom" of today and tomorrow -- p. xii.

Re playing Shakespeare in Asia

Yasunari Takahashi,quoted inJohn Elsom, ed., Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary? (London: Routledge, 1989), 94. 42. Li, 'The Bardin the Middle Kingdom,' ...

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Author: Poonam Trivedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135272241

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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In this critical volume, leading scholars in the field examine the performance of Shakespeare in Asia. Emerging out of the view that it is in "play" or performance, and particularly in intercultural / multicultural performance, that the cutting edge of Shakespeare studies is to be found, the essays in this volume pay close attention to the modes of transference of the language of the text into the alternative languages of Asian theatres; to the history and politics of the performance of Shakespeare in key locations in Asia; to the new Asian experimentation with indigenous forms via Shakespeare and the consequent revitalizing and revising of the traditional boundaries of genre and gender; and to Shakespeare as a cultural capital world wide. Focusing specifically on the work of major directors in the central and emerging areas of Asia – Japan, China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines - the chapters in this volume encompass a broader and more representative swath of Asian performances and locations in one book than has been attempted till now.

Shakespeare Quarterly

Shakespeare Quarterly 51 ( 2000 ) : 496 – 98 . 2615 . McEachern , Claire . “
Figures of Fidelity : Believing in King Lear . ” Modern Philology 98 ( 2000 - 2001 )
: 21130 . ( Examines how in King Lear the characters and tropes of female
identity ...

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Rewriting Shakespeare s Plays For and By the Contemporary Stage

Where do we draw the lines between “interpretation,” “adaptation” and “rewriting”? The contributors to this collection of essays examine modern rewritings of Shakespeare from both theoretical and pragmatic standpoints.

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Author: Michael Dobson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443878708

Category: Art

Page: 195

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Why have contemporary playwrights been obsessed by Shakespeare’s plays to such an extent that most of the canon has been rewritten by one rising dramatist or another over the last half century? Among other key figures, Edward Bond, Heiner Müller, Carmelo Bene, Arnold Wesker, Tom Stoppard, Howard Barker, Botho Strauss, Tim Crouch, Bernard Marie Koltès, and Normand Chaurette have all put their radical originality into the service of adapting four-century-old classics. The resulting works provide food for thought on issues such as Shakespearean role-playing, narrative and structural re-shuffling. Across the world, new writers have questioned the political implications and cultural stakes of repeating Shakespeare with and without a difference, finding inspiration in their own national experiences and in the different ordeals they have undergone. How have our contemporaries carried out their rewritings, and with what aims? Can we still play Hamlet, for instance, as Dieter Lesage asks in his book bearing this title, or do we have to “kill Shakespeare” as Normand Chaurette implies in a work where his own creative process is detailed? What do these rewritings really share with their sources? Are they meaningful only because of Shakespeare’s shadow haunting them? Where do we draw the lines between “interpretation,” “adaptation” and “rewriting”? The contributors to this collection of essays examine modern rewritings of Shakespeare from both theoretical and pragmatic standpoints. Key questions include: can a rewriting be meaningful without the reader’s or spectator’s already knowing Shakespeare? Do modern rewritings supplant Shakespeare’s texts or curate them? Does the survival of Shakespeare in the theatrical repertory actually depend on the continued dramatization of our difficult encounters with these potentially obsolete scripts represented by rewriting?