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Playing Bit Parts in Shakespeare

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Playing Bit Parts in Shakespeare is a unique survey of the small supporting roles - such as foils, feeds, attendants and messengers - that feature in Shakespeare's plays. Exploring such issues as how bit players should conduct themselves within a scene, and how blank verse or prose may be spoken to bring out the complexities of character-definition, Playing Bit Parts in Sh ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published June 28th 1998 by Routledge (first published January 29th 1993)
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Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Certainly not for beginners, as this is an academic survey through and through with constant passing references to (presumed known) facts about Elizabethan theatre and, naturally, minor characters from across the Complete Works - although written in a delightfully conversational style.
If you're across the subject matter, though, it's a great contribution to Bardolatry. One of the areas in which Mahood excels is in defining the links between Shakespeare's mind at work, the realities of rehearsin
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Molly Maureen (M.M.) Mahood studied a Master of Arts with a dissertation on 17th century comedy, and this was the beginning of a life of wide-ranging interests. After some time spent teaching at Oxford, Mahood taught English in Tanzania and Nigeria (where her students included Robert Mugabe and Wole Soyinka) before returning to the UK to teach English Literature at the University of Kent.

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