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Haunting History Onstage : Shakespeare in the USA and Canada / Regina Buccola.

  • Author

    Buccola, Regina

  • Date published

    2019

  • Publisher

    [Cambridge] : Cambridge University Press, [2019]

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Appreciation USA.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Appreciation Canada.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Stage history Canada.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Stage history United States.

  • Accession number

    83430066

  • Class

    pamphlet 63.2 USA/BUC

  • ISBN

    9781108714846

  • Physical description

    56 pages ; 18 cm.

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In 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Stratford Festival of Canada mounted marathons through Shakespearean history to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with Tug of War and Breath of Kings. Both productions invited parallels to contemporary political events in their promotion and design, just as the original performances of these works in the Shakespearean era used past events to comment on present realities. Endurathons for cast and audience alike, Tug of War and Breath of Kings used double-casting, stylized treatments of violence and 'firsts' for each company to sweeten the bitter pill of these historical narratives.

At head of title: Cambridge Elements. Elements in Shakespeare Performance, edited by W. B. Worthen, Barnard College.