'Cambridge has come up with an excellent new series, Shakespeare
, which is going to be invaluable to anybody studying, acting, or producing his plays.' Plays
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'Shakespeare in Production … is … ideally suited to people like me: people as interested in the stage history of a Shakespearean play as in its text. What distinguishes these editions, and makes them of particular interest to drama and theatre departments, is their unique concentration on theatrical production.' Studies in Theatre Production
'An extensive performance history is followed by the text, with an accompanying compendium of notable interpretations of individual scenes and lines. For Hamlet, rarely absent from stage or screen, the material is exhaustive, and Hargood's commentary swarms with possibilities … result is Hamlet as a vivid palimpsest.' Books
'Hapgood's careful scolarship and engaging writing throughout result in a volume that all libraries will want to own.' Choice
'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at £16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié.
Présentation de l'éditeur
Philip Edwards aims to bring the reader, playgoer and director of Hamlet into the closest possible contact with Shakespeare
's most famous and most perplexing play. In his introduction Professor Edwards considers the possibility that Shakespeare made important alterations to Hamlet as it neared production. These would explain some of the differences between the two early texts, quarto and Folio. This edition offers a new synthesis of the two early texts, presenting variants in the collation. The commentary clarifies the rich and complex language, showing how each phrase contributes to the whole, challenging some passages which are still persistently misread. The stage history concentrates on the strange story of the continued mutilation of the text in the theatre. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié.