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...As befits a collection that is concerned with acting on television, this chapter is interested primarily in some of the ways in which acting on television is a distinctive mode of performing. This is not only because television...
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...With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware how tenuous his position is, and the price to be paid if he falters. As his father...
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...Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran...
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...King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion against his reign threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that his son Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than...
...Introduction Critical orthodoxies around television drama have tended to neglect its aesthetic qualities, leading to a tendency to characterize it as a medium for relay...
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...In Henry IV and Henry V, Jeremy Irons (who plays Henry IV in The Hollow Crown) uncovers the extraordinary appeal of Shakespeare's History Plays. He unravels the differences between the real history and the drama that Shakespeare creates. He...
...From Josh Bowman, Liam Cunningham, Idris Elba, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, David Harewood, Kit Harington, Lena Heady, Hugh Laurie, Damian Lewis, Andrew Lincoln, Kelly McDonald, Iwan Rheon, David Tennant, to Ed Weeks and Dominic West –...
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...Columbia University Professor, Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong 'to all time' without understanding just how much he was of his time. Schama explores Shakespeare's attitude to the other...

Tragedy, Comedy and Ritual

Gary Day

Gary Day recently retired as principal lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where he taught courses on the history of drama, the eighteenth century, modernism, contemporary drama and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A New History (2008) and Modernist Literature: 1890–1950 (2010). He has edited a dozen books, including The Wiley Encyclopaedia of British Eighteenth Century Literature (2015) with Jack Lynch. He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and to the Oxford Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. He has also been a regular columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Story of Drama : Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Although tragedy and comedy are closely entwined, it is the former which has fascinated critics the more, largely because of the problem of suffering. Why does it happen, what does it mean and what can be done about it? We might even say...

Period movement

Jackie Snow

Jackie Snow is Senior Lecturer in Acting, at Manchester School of Heart. Previously the Head of Movement at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she trained at the London College of Dance and Drama (Dance) Guildhall School of Music and Drama (movement for Actors) where she went on to train actors for 20 years before coming to RADA. Other teaching includes BADA, LAMDA, Rose Bruford and Regents University (Virginia, USA). She has worked extensively in the theatre having been Master of Movement at the Globe Theatre for three years. She also teaches for the British American Drama Academy summer school and works with actors as a movement consultant on feature films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movement Training for Actors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...An overview of period movement by Michael Gaunt An actor in their time is likely to encounter a wide repertoire of plays written at various times in different centuries. The actor will be aware of a plethora of plays and scripts...