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Introduction

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anecdotal Shakespeare : A New Performance History

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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...Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Actually, don’t, because you probably have. Back in the 1950s, two English actors named Robert Newton and Wilfrid Lawson were appearing in Richard III at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith...

Time Bomb – The Actors’ Renaissance Season (ARS)

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare in the Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...For roughly nine months of the year, the ASC practices the arts of smooth elision. As treated in this book’s first three chapters, the company has developed over the years a number of para- and intra-performative techniques to skilfully...

Hamlet

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... to which this chapter grows. As early as 1755, the theatre scribbler Paul Hiffernan complained about the regular use of ‘real Skulls and bones in the Gravedigging Scene of Hamlet, to which a wooden Substitution might be easily made’....

Romeo and Juliet

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Be some other name In 1744, the forty-one-year-old Theophilus Cibber played Romeo opposite a fourteen-year-old actress named Jenny, which prompted some mixed reviews. David Garrick wrote that he had ‘never heard so vile and scandalous...

Othello

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... away. When Paul Robeson played Othello in 1943, Margaret Webster, its director, wrote in the programme: ‘The white robes of the disputed Moor have been stained with every shade of grease-paint from burnt cork to cafe-au-lait.’ Folger...

The History of Light

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...We all know what light is; but it is not easy to tell what it is. At the outset of every performance by the ASC, whether at the Blackfriars or on tour, actors tell the audience that the houselights will stay...

Richard III

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anecdotal Shakespeare : A New Performance History

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...Olivier’s Dick I’ll buy you a drink if you’ve heard this one before. One time Laurence Olivier was invited to a charity event, where he agreed to read a bit of the Bard for the assembled luminaries in aid of a deserving cause...

‘But wait, there’s more …!’

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare in the Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...If ‘something strange and boring’ happens before every show at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia, something equally surprising happens at the end of every one. Shortly following a curtain call – entirely conventional...

Introduction: Locations

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare in the Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center

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...Thresholds of history Something strange and boring happens before every show at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia – though it is deliberately...

The Virginia Company

Paul Menzer

Paul Menzer is Associate Professor and the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance graduate programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare in the Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center

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...Staunton, Virginia, is called the ‘Queen City of the Shenandoah Valley’. The reason it is called the ‘Queen City’ is a bit mysterious, but then Staunton also features a full-scale replica of Anne Hathaway’s cottage – a must-miss attraction...