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Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre (Hardcover) (Sarah Dustagheer & Gillian Woods)

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What do 'stage directions' do in early modern drama? Who or what are they directing: action on the stage, or imagination via the page? Is the label 'stage direction' helpful or misleading? Do these 'directions' provide evidence of Renaissance playhouse practice? What happens when we put them at the centre of literary close readings of early modern plays? Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre investigates these problems through innovative research by a range of international experts. This collection of essays examines the creative possibilities of stage directions and and their implications for actors and audiences, readers and editors, historians and contemporary critics. Looking at the different ways stage directions make meaning, this volume provides new insights into a range of Renaissance plays.

Number of Pages: 350
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Sarah Dustagheer & Gillian Woods
Language: English
Street Date: December 14, 2017
TCIN: 52153885
UPC: 9781474257473
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-2329
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