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Mashing it Up

Andrew Tidmarsh

Andrew Tidmarsh is theatre and film director, writer and teacher. He has taught this practical approach to genre to writers, directors and actors at RADA, Goldsmiths, and Drama Centre at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has directed in UK, Germany, Canada and Philippines, and is the director of an annual new writing festival at the Soho Theatre in London. He regularly teaches in Canada and Dubai. His book An Attitude for Acting will be published by Nick Hern books in 2011. Andrew Tidmarsh is a theatre director, film-maker and teacher. He has taught at leading drama schools and currently runs the Foundation course at RADA. He has directed work at Soho Theatre, Wimbledon Studio, Shakespeare's Globe and Jermyn Street Theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre : A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The excessive nature of Jacobean Tragedy is what makes it fun. It is always violent, graphic and bloody, and always in some dark way deeply entertaining. The excess exceeds our expectation and often our limits of what is bearable...

‘The wheel is come full circle’: origins and new directions

Yvonne Griggs

Yvonne Griggs is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of New England, Australia. Her research interests include adaptation studies, screenwriting, Shakespeare on screen and neo-Victorian metafiction. She is the author of the book Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare’s King Lear (Methuen Drama, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Shakespeare’s King Lear : The Relationship between Text and Film

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2009

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...Recycled narratives King Lear draws upon an amalgamation of existing narratives, and has been interpreted as both a redemptive morality tale and a vision of apocalyptic doom. Throughout its performance history, it has...

Act 5

Amy Scott-Douglass

Amy Scott-Douglas is an Assistant Professor in the English department at Marymount University, outside of Washington, DC. Her scholarship on Shakespeare has appeared in Shakespeare’s After Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture, Shakespeare the Movie Part II, The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts, and Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare Inside : The Bard Behind Bars

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...A Visit with Warden Larry Chandler One of the most talented actors from amongst Trounstine's alumnae is Rhonda, the woman who played Portia in the 1988 Framingham production of The Merchant of Venice. In her book Shakespeare Behind...

Aaron Ascendant

Eric S. Mallin

Eric S. Mallin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is the author of Inscribing the Time: Shakespeare and the End of Elizabethan England (Berkeley: U of California P, 1995) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Godless Shakespeare

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...Aaron Only by contemplating the death of Catholicism is it possible to curb evil in the world. No, really. Here is Second Goth, explaining his discovery of the villain of Titus Andronicus: Renowmed Lucius, from our troops I...

Afterword‘ Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say’

Paul Edmondson

Paul Edmondson is Head of Research and Knowledge for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and a priest in The Church of England. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and I

Continuum, 2012

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...After their Midsummer Night adventures the four lovers – Demetrius, Hermia, Helena and Lysander – try to piece together what has befallen them. They all perceive something just beyond their reach.All four of them experience different ways...

Antony and Cleopatra

Peter Holbrook

Peter Holbrook is Professor of Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature at the University of Queensland, Australia, and Director of the UQ Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800). He is the author of Shakespeare’s Individualism (2010) and Literature and Degree in Renaissance England: Nashe, Bourgeois Tragedy Shakespeare (1994), and co-editor, with David Bevington, of The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque (1998). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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English Renaissance Tragedy : Ideas of Freedom

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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...In King Lear, freedom figured as both an existential problem (is suffering ineradicable, simply a part of human life itself?) and a political and social one (has the elite ruled for the sake of its own selfish interests, ‘ta’en / Too little...

New Directions: Why No One Hears Lord Capulet’s Line

Romeo and Juliet : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...Weary of bloodshed after the fatal swordfights, Verona’s Prince asks a potentially conciliatory question: ‘Romeo slew him, he slew Mercutio, / Who now the price of his dear blood doth owe?’ Seizing the opportunity to protect his son...

Coriolanus

A Year of Shakespeare : Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2013

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...Directed by Motoi Miura for the Chiten Theatre Company (Kyoto, Japan) at Shakespeare’s Globe Adele Lee It might be assumed that a Japanese theatre company performing Coriolanus would transpose the action to feudal...

Schooling Coriolanus: Shakespeare, Translation and Latinity

Shakespeare and the Translation of Identity in Early Modern England

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...Translation is the most intimate act of reading. I surrender to the text when I translate. Roger Ascham , ‘The Scholemaster...

The White Devil

Peter Holbrook

Peter Holbrook is Professor of Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature at the University of Queensland, Australia, and Director of the UQ Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800). He is the author of Shakespeare’s Individualism (2010) and Literature and Degree in Renaissance England: Nashe, Bourgeois Tragedy Shakespeare (1994), and co-editor, with David Bevington, of The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque (1998). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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English Renaissance Tragedy : Ideas of Freedom

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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...The White Devil opens with Count Lodovico learning he has been banished from the court, and complaining bitterly of the dangers of having great men as one’s enemies. But of course Lodovico himself is no ideal courtier, but a drunkard...