By Andrew James Hartley
Revealing the unstated politics of Shakespeare's performs on degree, Andrew Hartley examines their nature, time table, limits and strength. In contemplating key theoretical matters, analysing quite a lot of productions, and interesting in a collaborative debate with Professor Ayanna Thompson, Hartley highlights a extra consciously political method of making theatre out of Shakespeare's scripts – and to experiencing it as an viewers. Dynamic and provocative, this booklet is a vital textual content for college kids and theatre practitioners alike.
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Shakespeare and Political Theatre in Practice (Shakespeare in Practice) by Andrew James Hartley