"The Stage Directions Guide to Shakespeare" offers practical advice on everything a regional, community, or academic theater needs to know when taking the plunge into a Shakespearean play, including:
- sensible advice on reasons to do (or not to do) Shakespeare
- assessing your theater group's abilities
- selecting a play
- making costume and set decisions
- special demands of directing and playing Shakespeare
- and much more.
As Peithman and Offen explain, "It really doesn't matter where or when one of the Bard's plays is set. What does matter, above all, is that the production show us the understanding and intelligence, the wit and perception that have distinguished the works of Shakespeare since they were first put on in London." "The Stage Directions Guide to Shakespeare" provides you with the information and guidance you need to make your Shakespeare production a success.