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Shakespeare and the Actor

Lois Potter

16 June 2022

ISBN: 9780198852629

176 pages
Paperback
203x135mm

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Oxford Shakespeare Topics

Price: £16.99

A history of acting Shakespeare that explores the ways in which the lives and careers of actors have been shaped or influenced by playing Shakespearean roles, from Shakespeare's time to the present day.

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A history of acting Shakespeare that explores the ways in which the lives and careers of actors have been shaped or influenced by playing Shakespearean roles, from Shakespeare's time to the present day.

  • A short, concise history of acting Shakespeare that draws on personal experience as well as texts
  • Refers to the views of well-known actors and directors, past and present, as well as contemporary actors from varied backgrounds
  • Sets modern trends in the context of theatre history and its socio-economic conditions

About the Author(s)

Lois Potter, Ned B. Allen Professor of English Emerita, University of Delaware

Lois Potter earned her doctorate at Cambridge University as a Marshall scholar. She has taught at the Universities of Aberdeen, Leicester, and Delaware, as a Visiting Professor at Paris III/Sorbonne-Nouvelle and Tsuda College, Japan, and as a seminar leader at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has also been a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America and has taught for Globe Education. She has published on Shakespeare, Milton, early modern drama, literature of the English civil war, and Robin Hood, and often reviews theatrical productions.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1:The Idea of the Shakespearian Actor
    2:Training
    3:Directors
    4:Text
    5:Roles
    6:Audiences
    7:Trends
    Notes
    Further Reading