Shakespeare and the Triple Play: From Study to Stage to Classroom

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Sidney Homan
Bucknell University Press, 1988 - 239 pages
Developing the interrelationship of Shakespeare scholarship, performance, and teaching, the contributors to this collection, including scholars of the People's Republic of China, share the perspective that Shakespeare's plays be viewed as texts to be enacted, whether on the theater stage or the stage of the mind's eye.

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Contents

Thinking Afar of the Worlds Beloved Dramatic Poet William Shakespeare upon the 416th Anniversary of His Birth
9
Play Ball
11
Shakespeare and the Triple Play
23
The Study
25
Immortal Money The Merchant of Venice
27
Magic and Politics in The Tempest
43
Between the Mirror and the Face Symbolic Reality in Richard II
58
4
76
The Camera in Gertrudes Closet
150
The Classroom
175
Intentions Options and Greatness An Example from A Midsummer Nights Dream
177
Actualizing the Metaphor Image and Act in Twelfth Night and King Lear
187
Hamlets First Soliloquy An Exercise
197
Shakespeare Liveon Videotape
201
Students Write about Shakespeare The Triple Play in the College Classroom
207
The Triple Stage and the National Endowment Shakespeare Institute
215

b Shakespeare and the Idea of Nature in the Renaissance
82
Hamlets Fat
89
The Stage
105
Notes on Playing Prospero
107
The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Peoples Republic of China A Directors Notebook
116
Culture Character and Conscience in Shakespeare
138
Afterword
223
Afterword
225
Notes on the Contributors
231
Index
235
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