This illuminating study of The Winter8217;s Tale in performance in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, contributes to understanding the growth during that time of high critical esteem for The Winter8217;s Tale, now one of Shakespeare8217;s most frequently performed plays.nbsp;
Writing about performance as a richly collaborative living art, and drawing upon her original interview material unavailable elsewhere, Dunbar learns from and gives voice to the work of actors, directors, designers and other theatre professionals whose labor and interpretive discoveries have made it possible for audiences to experience the play8217;s multiple potentialities in the theatre. The book8217;s last chapter, by Carol Chillington Rutter, contributes a richly layered and highly engaging comparative analysis of eight of the most important recent British productions of the play.
Dunbar makes a significant contribution to understanding The Winter8217;s Tale which will be of great interest to scholars, teachers, and students of Shakespeare, to theatre lovers, and to all involved in productions of the play.
Literary Criticism, Performing Arts
Theater / History + Criticism, Shakespeare