By Stephen Purcell
Exploring the perform of being a contemporary Shakespearean viewers, Stephen Purcell examines a variety of theatrical productions, surveys one of the most influential rules approximately spectatorship in modern functionality reports, and analyses how either smooth theatre practitioners and the play texts themselves place audiences particularly methods. cutting edge and insightful, this booklet contains certain case stories of 2 sleek productions, a collaborative debate part, and recommendations for sensible routines and additional reading.
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Shakespeare and Audience in Practice (Shakespeare in Practice) by Stephen Purcell