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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...

‘Most Retrograde to Our Desire’: Translating Recusant Identity in Hamlet

Shakespeare and the Translation of Identity in Early Modern England

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...[The Earl of Derby] Desires that the course begun may be continued; good has already been wrought, by the men being for the most part conformable. Secret and church Papists, being men of ability, are the only dangerous people; asks...

‘Suppose the singing birds musicians’: Birdsong

Christopher R. Wilson

Christopher R.Wilson is Professor in the Department of Music at the University of Hull, UK. He has published on English music/words topics from the late medieval period to the 20th century. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Musical Imagery

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...Commentators on music in Shakespeare seem reluctant to discuss birdsong, almost without exception. Peggy M. Simonds , Myth, Emblem, and Music...

The Tempest – a brief overview

Lisa Hopkins

Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at University of Sheffield Hallam. She has published numerous works on Shakespeare including her most recent work, Beginning Shakespeare (2005) and has written on film adaptations including Screening the Gothic. She is the Senior Editor of the online journal, Early Modern Literary Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Shakespeare’s the Tempest : The Relationship Between Text and Film

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2008

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...Few plays have been more frequently or more extensively adapted than The Tempest. It has spawned a host of novelisations, poems, and plays as well as inspiring essays and polemics. Very often the changes made have had the intention (or...

Antony and Cleopatra: Language and Writing

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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New Directions: Audience Engagement and The Genres of Richard III

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is Associate Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of Shakespeare, the Queen’s Men, and the Elizabethan Performance of History as well as of several articles and book chapters on Shakespeare and other early modern dramatists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Richard III: A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden, 2013

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...The genre of Shakespeare’s Richard III is at first glance obvious and at second glance a matter of considerable complexity. It is obviously a history play because of its subject matter and source material, and by authority of the 1623 First...

Introduction: The Life of the Author

William Leahy

William Leahy is Head of the School of Arts at Brunel University, UK. He has published widely on Shakespeare's History plays and Elizabethan Processional literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and His Authors : Critical Perspectives on the Authorship Question

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...‘It is not what we don’t know that troubles us’, said Mark Twain, ‘it is what we know but isn’t so’. Although it is unknown whether Twain was thinking of Shakespeare when this was said, with a single sentence he defines the parameters...

No Biography: Shakespeare, Author

Shakespeare and His Authors : Critical Perspectives on the Authorship Question

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Shakespeare gave us a Shakespeare.Shakespeare is like God: unparalleled creation, and no biography. Or, perhaps more accurately, he is like Jesus Christ, whose scraps and traces of an unprovable and unproved life sustain the belief...

Malfolio: Foul Papers on the Shakespeare Authorship Question

Shakespeare and His Authors : Critical Perspectives on the Authorship Question

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The quest for the truth of the self, our own and others’, endlessly fascinating, is precisely endless, since the subject of liberal humanism is a chimera, an effect of language, not its origin. Meanwhile, the social and political are placed...

Her Becomings

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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...Cleopatra She stands, or more probably reclines, outside the world’s system of tiers and orders, choosing self-images of her devising. Subject to his-tory only insofar as she manifests there, here she becomes, the ringmaster...