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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263945

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.001.0001

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Staging Matters: Shakespeare, the Director, and the Theatre Historian

Staging Matters: Shakespeare, the Director, and the Theatre Historian

Shakespeare Lecture

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(p.35) Staging Matters: Shakespeare, the Director, and the Theatre Historian
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures
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ALAN C. DESSEN

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.003.0002

This chapter discusses the bases for the gap between Globe practitioners and the Shakespearean academic community and develops some implications. It attempts to recover a lost or blurred vocabulary of the theatre. The discussion also includes two assumptions: that Shakespeare and his colleagues actually knew what they were doing, and that their methods and working assumptions were not being taken for granted more than four centuries later. It notes that there is a proposition for the play adaptations of Shakespeare's work to be approached as scripts designed to be staged, rather than as solely literary texts to be read.

Keywords:   Globe practitioners, academic community, vocabulary of theatre, Shakespeare

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