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Russ Mcdonald

Russ McDonald is Professor of English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London and a past President of the Shakespeare Association of America. He is a successful author having written the best-selling Bedford Companion to Shakespeare as well as the influential Shakespeare's Late Style. He has also edited four plays for the New Pelican Shakespeare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Pity the poor actor cast as Master Froth in Measure for Measure: this extract contains most of his part. He speaks briefly earlier in the scene (when asked his whereabouts as Mrs Elbow entered the tavern) and later (when questioned about...

Peggy of Anjou

Russ McDonald

Russ McDonald is Professor of English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London and a past President of the Shakespeare Association of America. He is a successful author having written the best-selling Bedford Companion to Shakespeare as well as the influential Shakespeare's Late Style. He has also edited four plays for the New Pelican Shakespeare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Making Shakespeare : Text, Reception, Performance

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

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...‘Of course’, said the lofty, superannuated scholar to me during the interval of a recent performance of Beckett’s Happy Days, ‘I saw Peggy’. That phrase has become a kind of byword for my theatrical belatedness: I never saw Peggy Ashcroft...

Sarah Siddons

Russ McDonald

Russ McDonald is Professor of English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London and a past President of the Shakespeare Association of America. He is a successful author having written the best-selling Bedford Companion to Shakespeare as well as the influential Shakespeare's Late Style. He has also edited four plays for the New Pelican Shakespeare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Garrick, Kemble, Siddons, Kean Volume II : Great Shakespeareans

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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...Four days after Christmas of 1775, the 20-year-old Sarah Siddons stepped hesitantly onto the stage at Drury Lane for the first time, as Portia in The Merchant of Venice. David Garrick, in his last year of management there, had identified...