The Resource Recovering Shakespeare's theatrical vocabulary, Alan C. Dessen

Recovering Shakespeare's theatrical vocabulary, Alan C. Dessen

Label
Recovering Shakespeare's theatrical vocabulary
Title
Recovering Shakespeare's theatrical vocabulary
Statement of responsibility
Alan C. Dessen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this rigorous investigation of the staging of Shakespeare's plays, Alan Dessen wrestlers with three linked questions: (1) what did a playgoer at the original production actually see? (2) how can we tell today? and (3) so what? His emphasis is upon images and onstage effects (e.g. the sick-chair, early entrances, tomb scenes) easily obscured or eclipsed today. The basis of his analysis is his survey of the stage directions in the approximately 600 English professional plays performed before 1642. From such widely scattered bits of evidence emerges a vocabulary of the theatre shared by Shakespeare, his theatrical colleagues, and his playgoers, in which the terms (e.g. vanish, as in ..., as from ..., "Romeo opens the tomb") often do not admit of neat dictionary definitions but can be glossed in terms of options and potential meanings
  • To explore such terms, along with various costumes and properties (keys, trees, coffins, books), is to challenge unexamined assumptions that underlie how Shakespeare is read, edited, and staged today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dessen, Alan C.
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3091
LC item number
.D47 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Theater
  • English language
  • Drama
  • Stage directions
  • Théâtre
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Théâtre (Genre littéraire)
  • Indications scéniques
  • Drama
  • English language
  • English language
  • Stage directions
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Toneelstukken
  • Regie
  • Terminologie
  • Engels
  • Drama
  • Bühnentechnik
  • Geschichte 1590-1620
  • Bühnenanweisung
  • England
Label
Recovering Shakespeare's theatrical vocabulary, Alan C. Dessen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (269-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem, the evidence, and the language barrier -- Lost in translation -- Interpreting without a dictionary -- Juxtapositions -- Theatrical italics -- Sick chairs and sick thrones -- Much virtue in as -- The vocabulary of 'place' -- 'Romeo opens the tomb' -- Vanish and vanishing -- Conclusion: so what?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780521470803
Lccn
94016507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30438407
  • (OCoLC)ocm30438407
Label
Recovering Shakespeare's theatrical vocabulary, Alan C. Dessen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (269-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem, the evidence, and the language barrier -- Lost in translation -- Interpreting without a dictionary -- Juxtapositions -- Theatrical italics -- Sick chairs and sick thrones -- Much virtue in as -- The vocabulary of 'place' -- 'Romeo opens the tomb' -- Vanish and vanishing -- Conclusion: so what?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780521470803
Lccn
94016507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30438407
  • (OCoLC)ocm30438407

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