Recycling Shakespeare

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 178 pages
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(Applause Acting Series). In the same way that Shakespeare himself continued to meditate and transform his own ideas and the shape they took, Marowitz gives us license to continue that meditation in productions extrapolated from Shakespeare's work. Shakespeare becomes the greatest of all catalysts who stimulates a constant re-formulation of the fundamental questions of philosophy, history and meaning. Marowitz introduces us to Shakespeare as an active contemporary collaborator who strives with us to yield a vibrant contemporary theatre.
  

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A study of the ways in which contemporary playwrights and directors have made use of Shakespearian material for their own purposes, and how Shakespearian classics have served as the basis for a wide ... Read full review

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Contents

Harlotry in Bardolatry
1
How to Rape Shakespeare
16
On collage
32
Directed by William Shakespeare
36
Stern Measures
43
Free Shakespeare Jail scholars
53
Dab Hands
69
The Shakespearian Fallacies of John Barton
77
Brooks Shiftingpoint
90
Wrestling with Jan Kott
96
Seven American Misconceptions
115
Coriolanus Incorporated
122
Privatising Julius Caesar
130
Julius Caesarfreely adapted by Charles Marowitz
141
Index
173
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Marowitz is a celebrated theatre director, critic, and playwright.

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