The Stage Directions Guide to Shakespeare

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Stephen Peithman, Neil Offen
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2000 - Performing Arts - 110 pages
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"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
  • casting
  • making costume and set decisions
  • special demands of directing and playing Shakespeare
  • publicity
  • 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.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Offbeat Bard
30
The Kindest Cut
38
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

STEPHEN PEITHMAN is Editor-in-Chief of Stage Directions magazine, which he cofounded in 1988. Stephen brings to his work decades of journalistic experience and a lifelong love of theatre in all its facets.NEIL OFFEN served as Editor of Stage Directions magazine for nearly five years, beginning in 1994. Neil brings to his work decades of journalistic experience and a lifelong love of theatre in all its facets.

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