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Shakespeare's authentic performance texts : the case for staging from the first folio / Graham Watts.

  • Author

    Watts, Graham, 1959-,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Dramatic production Methodology.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism, Textual.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Stage history.

Introduction: How did this argument begin? -- The heavy hand of the editors: "Oh pardon me ... that I am meek and gentle with these butchers" -- The shaman at work: "words, words, words" -- Bungling printers: "you strike like the blind man" -- Creating a role from the folio text: "know you the character?" -- Shakespeare's rogues and vagabonds: "unperfect actors"? -- Character as actor: "I can counterfeit the deep tragedian" -- Ambiguity: "faire is foule, and foule is faire" -- A director's approach: "the rich advantage of good exercise" -- Weighing up the options: "Measure for measure".