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Shakespeare: An Illustrated Stage History
by R.A. Foakes , Martin Wiggins , Michael Dobson , Peter Holland , Jonathan Bate , Russell Jackson , Inga-Stina Ewbank , Anthony Davies , more…Peter Thomson , Robert Smallwood , Judi Dench …less
Four hundred years ago, Hamlet urged his players, "Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue." But in expressing the passions of the play, he advised, "Let discretion be your guide." Ever since, the tensions between faithfulness to the text on one hand, and expressive freedom on the other, have kept Shakespeare productions in a state ...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published April 4th 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA
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