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Alternative Comedy

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stand Up! : On Being a Comedian

Methuen Drama, 1997

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... Davies are so good at working a room that they can get laughs from improvised freewheeling as easily as they can from prepared material. The best of the current crop can make the smallest, slightest joke get a huge, full-bodied laugh....

Fathers and daughters in drama 1585–1620

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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... (1610/11) there is a rush of female protagonists who are not passive or victims, but active agents in their own fate – Webster’s Duchess and Vittoria Corombona, Middleton’s Bianca and Beatrice-Joanna, Ford’s Annabella and Calantha. ‘Ironic...

Shakespeare and his daughters

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...Any attempt to trace the early lives of Shakespeare’s daughters, Susanna and Judith, and their relationship to their father is mostly conjecture. It is not until their respective marriages and their father’s will that we have a good deal...

Early plays

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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... by the journey from childhood to womanhood. She thought she played it better some years later with Ian McKellen on the radio, and noted that Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies spoke...

Tragedies and tragicomedies

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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... dominating and caring towards his children, but hardly ‘loving’ – there is certainly no expression of affection. Polonius (Oliver Ford Davies) and Ophelia (Mariah Gales) in Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre,...

Introduction

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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... Oliver Ford Davies, Performing Shakespeare, Nick Hern Books (2007), 229. From my own experience I know that Capulet, Leonato and Polonius may all come into the senex category, but in performance they are not remotely similar....

Fathers and daughters in contemporary society

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...There is no other shift but women must needs stoop and understand the ruin and confusion of mankind came in on their side … There is no other way but for them to stoop and to bear patiently the subjection God laid upon themThe Bible...

Conclusion

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...Shakespeare inherited the Plautine model of father–daughter relationships, and though he never entirely abandoned this template, he increasingly sought to subvert it. The Two Gentleman of Verona shows the clearest adherence to the classical...

Comedies

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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... (Oliver Ford Davies), Beatrice (Zoë Wanamaker), Hero (Susannah Fielding) and Friar Francis (Gary Pillai) in Much Ado About Nothing at the Olivier, National Theatre, London, 2007 (© Catherine Ashmore/National Theatre)...

Late plays

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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... Cambridge University Press (1993), 176. Jane Ford argues that ‘the play can then be read as both an allegorical and an archetypal resolution of the father-daughter incest threat with a full range of possible...