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Shakespeare and the thirties: representations of the past in contemporary performance

Rogers, Jami (2011)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the performance history of Shakespeare focusing on those productions performed as a period analogue of the nineteen-thirties. It engages with the material in two ways. It first attempts to locate influences that have led to the development of this style of performance, finding correlations with both theatrical and televisual drama. It then examines the productions as performed, focusing on the construction of scenography and actor performances. Throughout the analysis, this thesis engages with shifts in the representation of the historical past on both stage and screen.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):McLuskie, Kathleen and Alexander, Catherine
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:The Shakespeare Institute, School of English, Drama, American and Canadian Studies
Subjects:DA Great Britain
PN0080 Criticism
PN0441 Literary History
PN1993 Motion Pictures
PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:2855
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