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Changing Time in the Time Before the End

Maurya Wickstrom

Maurya Wickstrom is professor of theatre at The Graduate Center and College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of two monographs, Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism: Thinking the Political Anew (2012) and Performing Consumers: Global Capital and its Theatrical Seductions (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fiery Temporalities in Theatre and Performance : The Initiation of History

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation on life, not on death. Badiou, Logics of Worlds, 270 (Badiou is quoting Spinoza). Badiou, Logics of Worlds, 270 (Badiou is quoting...

Whitehead and the Final Satisfaction of Twelfth Night

Michael Witmore

Michael Witmore is Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespearean Metaphysics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

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...Letters and documents are sometimes stamped ‘time sensitive’, but the label might just as well be used to describe events, particularly events coming to pass in the theatre. Nowhere is this more true than in Twelfth Night, a play...

Fourth Approach: Digital & Technological

Alan Read

Alan Read is Professor of Theatre at King's College, London, UK. He was Director of the Council of Europe Workshop on Theatre and Communities, and Rotherhithe Theatre Workshop in the Docklands area of South East London, in the 1980s, worked as a freelance writer in Barcelona and as Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the 1990s and was the first Professor of Theatre at Roehampton University and then King's College London between 1997 and the present. He is the author of Theatre & Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance (1993) and Theatre, Intimacy & Engagement: The Last Human Venue (2008). He is the founding consultant editor of Performance Research journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre in the Expanded Field: Seven Approaches to Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...When Denis Diderot, the founder and editor of the Encyclopédie, was growing up in Langres, in the early 1700s, on a limestone promontory in North-East France, at odds with his cutler family and his local Jesuit College, he would have been...

Shakespearean Metaphysics and the Drama of Immanence

Michael Witmore

Michael Witmore is Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespearean Metaphysics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

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...Shakespearean what? The adjective Shakespearean gets applied to character flaws, moments of irony, certain types of tragedy or comedy. But metaphysics? What exactly does Shakespeare, a playwright known for his ability to ‘hold a mirror up...

Introduction

Maurya Wickstrom

Maurya Wickstrom is professor of theatre at The Graduate Center and College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of two monographs, Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism: Thinking the Political Anew (2012) and Performing Consumers: Global Capital and its Theatrical Seductions (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fiery Temporalities in Theatre and Performance : The Initiation of History

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...This book began in 2012 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) as I watched the Israeli-born and -raised choreographer Hofesh Shechter’s Political Mother. The piece had premiered in London in 2010. In the intervening year...

Spinoza and The Tempest: An Island of One

Michael Witmore

Michael Witmore is Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespearean Metaphysics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

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...There are several obvious senses in which The Tempest presents a world that is one. Most conspicuous perhaps is the geographic unity of the play. Because The Tempest takes place on an island, both the experience it offers as theatre...

Shakespeare’s Codes

Philip Davis

Philip Davis is Professor and Head of the School of English, University of Liverpool. His books include Sudden Shakespeare and The Victorians (Oxford English Literary History). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare Thinking

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...Getting the order right means beginning at the right place. Then you can leave the thing to work itself out, with your tendance. Sometimes Shakespeare feels he has to be explicit about his own starting points, and it is always useful to us...

The Original Text

Philip Davis

Philip Davis is Professor and Head of the School of English, University of Liverpool. His books include Sudden Shakespeare and The Victorians (Oxford English Literary History). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare Thinking

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...I claim that there is such a thing as Shakespearean thinking which somehow feels like no other. In 1817, in Characters of Shakespear’s Plays, the critic William Hazlitt had written of Hamlet: ‘Other dramatic writers give us very fine...

Anglo-American forays

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht in Context : Comparative Approaches

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1998

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...During the Second World War Brecht wrote a work in dialogue form which he called Flüchtlingsgespräche, or Refugee Conversations, Dialogues Between Exiles. He wrote it in Finland in the autumn of 1940, while England was still under...

A Shakespearean Grammar

Philip Davis

Philip Davis is Professor and Head of the School of English, University of Liverpool. His books include Sudden Shakespeare and The Victorians (Oxford English Literary History). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare Thinking

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...Mr Abbott’s Teaching In 1864, at the age of only 26, Edwin A. Abbott became headmaster of the City of London School, where he served until 1889, becoming one of the most admired teachers of his age. Immediately upon his appointment —...