Shakespeare, Memory and Performance

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Peter Holland, Director Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies Peter Holland
Cambridge University Press, 2006 M11 2 - 357 pages
"Remember thee? Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat." In this distracted globe. Hamlet's lines pun on the globe as both his skull and the Globe Theatre. But what does memory have to do with Shakespeare and performances past and present? This is the first collection of essays to provide a meeting between the flourishing fields of memory studies and Shakespeare performance studies. The chapters explore a wide range of topics, from the means by which editors of Shakespeare plays try to help their readers remember performance to the ways actors sometimes forget Shakespeare?s lines, from the evocative memories instilled in the archives of costumes to the photographing of props that act as memories of performances past. The fifteen contributors are leaders in the field of Shakespeare performance studies and their considerations of the possibilities of the subject open up a rich new vein in Shakespeare studies.
 

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Contents

Shakespeares memorial aesthetics
43
memorial repetition in Marlowe
63
memory and
87
Citing Shakespeare
117
material memories
135
actors
168
27 Antony Sher Richard in Richard III 1984
178
37 The cover of the 1997 Arden edition of Othello
202
Shakespeare memory
207
As You Like
237
outdoor performance
256
remembering theatre
281
Memory performance and the idea of the museum
329

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Peter Holland is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies and Department Chair, Department of Film, Television, and Theater at the University of Notre Dame.

Peter Holland is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies and Department Chair, Department of Film, Television, and Theater at the University of Notre Dame.

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