A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance

A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance

Editor(s): Barbara Hodgdon, W. B. Worthen

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405111041

Online ISBN: 9780470996706

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996706

About this Book

A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance provides a state-of-the-art engagement with the rapidly developing field of Shakespeare performance studies.


  • Redraws the boundaries of Shakespeare performance studies.

  • Considers performance in a range of media, including in print, in the classroom, in the theatre, in film, on television and video, in multimedia and digital forms.

  • Introduces important terms and contemporary areas of enquiry in Shakespeare and performance.

  • Raises questions about the dynamic interplay between Shakespearean writing and the practices of contemporary performance and performance studies.

  • Written by an international group of major scholars, teachers, and professional theatre makers.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Overviews: Terms of Performance

  2. Part II: Materialities: Writing and Performance

  3. Part III: Histories

  4. Part IV: Performance Technologies, Cultural Technologies

  5. Part V: Identities of Performance

  6. Part VI: Performing Pedagogies

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