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The Resource Directing Shakespeare : a scholar onstage, Sidney Homan

Directing Shakespeare : a scholar onstage, Sidney Homan

Label
Directing Shakespeare : a scholar onstage
Title
Directing Shakespeare
Title remainder
a scholar onstage
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Homan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An impossible question from a Chinese actor - "Why is Shakespeare eternal?"--Drove Sidney Homan after fifty years in the theater to ponder just what makes Shakespeare ... well, Shakespeare. The result, Directing Shakespeare, reflects the two worlds in which Homan operates - as a scholar and teacher on campus, and as a director and actor in professional and university theaters." "Professor Sidney Homan's concern is the entire process, beginning in the lonely period when the director develops a concept, and moving into increasingly larger realms: interaction with designers; rehearsals; and performances in which the audience's response further shapes the play."
  • "Professor Homan recounts the experience of staging King Lear accompanied by a musical score for piano, violin, and cello played live onstage. He discusses the challenge of making and trying to justify cuts in Hamlet. The chapter on The Comedy of Errors shows the ways in which scholarly and critical writings can contribute to a director's decisions on everything from casting to acting styles. A casual remark from an actress leads to a feminist production of a Midsummer Night's Dream. He describes the delicate collaboration between director and performer as he works with actors preparing for The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, and Hamlet
  • Other chapters treat a set designer's bold red drapes that influenced the director's concept for Julius Caesar, and the cross-influence of back-to-back runs of Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Hamlet."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homan, Sidney
Dewey number
822.3/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3091
LC item number
.H59 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Directing Shakespeare : a scholar onstage, Sidney Homan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bridging the gap between text and performance -- Creating Lear onstage -- Cutting Shakespeare -- A director's concept for The comedy of errors -- Interacting with the actors : The merchant of Venice, King Lear, and Hamlet -- Set design and theatrical presence in Julius Caesar -- Adapting A midsummer night's dream for the cast, producer, and theater -- A mirror for staging Hamlet : Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead -- "Why, Sir, is Shakespeare eternal?" -- Never too young, never too old
Control code
53285186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 152 pages
Isbn
9780821415504
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003066234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Directing Shakespeare : a scholar onstage, Sidney Homan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bridging the gap between text and performance -- Creating Lear onstage -- Cutting Shakespeare -- A director's concept for The comedy of errors -- Interacting with the actors : The merchant of Venice, King Lear, and Hamlet -- Set design and theatrical presence in Julius Caesar -- Adapting A midsummer night's dream for the cast, producer, and theater -- A mirror for staging Hamlet : Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead -- "Why, Sir, is Shakespeare eternal?" -- Never too young, never too old
Control code
53285186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 152 pages
Isbn
9780821415504
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003066234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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