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Download Our Moonlight Revels: A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Theatre (Studies in Theatre History and Culture) eBook

by Gary Jay Williams

Download Our Moonlight Revels: A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Theatre (Studies in Theatre History and Culture) eBook
ISBN:
0877455929
Author:
Gary Jay Williams
Category:
Performing Arts
Language:
English
Publisher:
Univ of Iowa Pr (November 1, 1997)
Pages:
344 pages
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1623 kb
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1366 kb
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1629 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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751


Recently, I was the dramaturg for A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Recently, I was the dramaturg for A Midsummer Night's Dream. This being said, Our Moonlight Revels is a great place to start.

Our Moonlight Revels book This text examines paradigmatic moments in the rich performance history of Shakespeare's play, from its early modern origins in the mi. .

Our Moonlight Revels book. Start by marking Our Moonlight Revels: A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Theatre as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This text examines paradigmatic moments in the rich performance history of Shakespeare's play, from its early modern origins in the mid 1590s to postmodern stagings in the 1990s. The author aims to write in a lucid and engaging style and his book should appeal to a broad readership - from novice Shakespeareans, to eager readers of history, to pedants.

Williams, Gary Jay, Our Moonlight Revels: A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Theatre (1997). Overview of stage history. Short silent version, nicely exploiting the technological "magic" of the new medium of film.

Williams offers detailed theatrical and cultural analyses of the productions of David Garrick, Ludwig Tieck .

Williams offers detailed theatrical and cultural analyses of the productions of David Garrick, Ludwig Tieck, Elizabeth Vestris, Charles Kean, Harley Granville-Barker, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Max Reinhardt, Peter Brook, Liviu Ciulei, and other artists. In his richly detailed, beautifully illustrated history of Shakespeare's most popular play - the first comprehensive study of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the theatre - Gary Jay Williams covers four hundred years of landmark productions in Europe, the United States, and Canada as well as important opera, dance, and film adaptations.

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Our Moonlight Revels book

Our Moonlight Revels book. Start by marking Our Moonlight Revels: A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Theater as Want to Read: Want to Read savin.

Our Moonlight Revels. A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Theatre (Studies in Theatre History and Culture). by Gary Jay Williams. Published November 2002 by University of Iowa Press. Stage history, Theater, History.

Theatre historian Gary Jay Williams says the production was so influential .

Theatre historian Gary Jay Williams says the production was so influential that it became "the reference point for Shakespearean performance practice in general over the next decade". It encouraged the exploration of the play's darker, adult themes, which had been overshadowed by the tradition treating it as a play for children. Gary Jay Williams, Our Moonlight Revels, (University of Iowa Press, 1997), 225. ^ Brook, quoted by . Williams, 234. ^ Designing Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Brook/Jacobs, Royal Shakespeare Company, August 1970, AHDS Performance Archive.

In his richly detailed, beautifully illustrated history of Shakespeare's most popular play - the first comprehensive study of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the theatre - Gary Jay Williams covers four hundred years of landmark productions in Europe, the United States, and Canada as well as important opera, dance, and film adaptations. Williams shows how the visual and musical vocabularies of production can be read as cultural texts and how these mediative texts determine this play's available meanings from generation to generation. His account, then, is the story of our imaginative and astonishing uses of Shakespeare's play. Williams offers detailed theatrical and cultural analyses of the productions of David Garrick, Ludwig Tieck, Elizabeth Vestris, Charles Kean, Harley Granville-Barker, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Max Reinhardt, Peter Brook, Liviu Ciulei, and other artists. His engaging, intelligent study will be invaluable to scholars and teachers of Shakespeare and theatre history and to professional directors, designers, critics, and actors.
  • Felolak
Recently, I was the dramaturg for A Midsummer Night's Dream. One of the primary jobs of the dramaturg is to research the production history of the play, and as my teacher once told me, "There's no point in re-inventing the wheel." This being said, Our Moonlight Revels is a great place to start.
Beginning with the original production and moving to the present, Williams explores several productions of this classical play. He hits all the major productions, such as Peter Brook's 1970 production, Beerholm Tree's 1900 production, and productions by Kean, Vestris, and Reinhardt. The book is divided by theory rather than chronologically. There are chapters devoted to the Wedding-play myth, Modernism and Post-Modernism, Scenic images of the "Empire." Of course no book, can be able to explore every single production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the last four hundred years, but Williams' book gives one landmark productions that can be used for further research. One book can't tell you everything, you have to do some research on your own, but Williams at least can point you in the right direction.
The book contains several production photos both in color and in black and white.
  • Blackbrand
A brilliant, insightful resource with a lot of delightful and evocative illustrations.

Shakespeare gets some of the credit here, since his play is such a wonderful and odd accumulation of stuff: Greek mythology, Elizabethan workmen, English countryside folklore, and fairy fancy.

Consequently, the script has had a particularly varied and rich production history and the author captures a full 400 years of performances in English. To the book's credit, it isn't just a series of descriptions of costume and set designs. It attempts to communicate why different people at different times took different approaches to production.

Love it.