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Shakespeare and the American Popular Stage

by Frances Teague

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare studies & criticism,
  • Theatre, drama,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Performing Arts/Dance,
  • USA,
  • Theater - General,
  • Performing Arts / Theater / General,
  • History and criticism,
  • Musicals,
  • Stories, plots, etc,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7767171M
    ISBN 10052186187X
    ISBN 109780521861878

      The book also does a great job of tying the social history into the world of the plays. Porter frequently refers to various plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, illustrating how the temporal reality of London found its way into so many stories on the early modern stage.   “Stage Struck,” Channing Pollock Buy this book: Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now Poetry, fiction, essays, plays, memoirs, songs, speeches, movie reviews, comedy routines, and more • pages List price: $ Web store price: $ Also available as an e-book.

      Ackroyd moves chronologically through Shakespeare's life, from birth to death, breaking the book into short chapters (which make reading easier), and tying together what is known about Shakespeare from his plays and from the world beyond the stage. It's a fascinating book, which immerses the reader in Shakespeare's world, although it might be 4/5. Considering the hundreds of thousands of words that have been written about Shakespeare, relatively little is known about the man himself. In the absence of .

    Certainly, Shakespeare has a pop culture following in 19 th-century theater, but that’s really a distant relation to what he’s doing in schools. And, in fact, it was because he was so popular on stage, at a time when theater was low-brow, that it’s not appropriate to include him in schools. As Shapiro notes, Shakespeare was always popular in a “Bible-obsessed nation” raised on the language of King James, and his symbolic role in various American culture wars is well-covered terrain. But Shapiro offers vivid new accounts of key moments when Shakespeare’s plays served as lightning rods in American history, the means by which.


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Shakespeare and the American Popular Stage by Frances Teague Download PDF EPUB FB2

Shakespeare's effect on America's intellectual and artistic life has been much discussed, but what role does he play on the American popular stage.

This study changes our understanding of Shakespeare's presence in American life. The book looks at how Shakespeare came to America just before the Revolutionary by: Shakespeare and the American Popular Stage is industriously researched and frequently illuminating: a useful contribution to American studies, and to the study of Shakespeare in performance.' The Times Literary Supplement Book Description.

In Broadway's history, more musicals have drawn on Shakespeare than any other author. Author: Frances Teague.

Whatever the explanation, by the midth century, Shakespeare’s plays had become braided into American popular consciousness, in some senses more so than in Britain. "Shakespeare's effect on America's intellectual and artistic life has been much discussed, but what role does he play on the American popular stage.

This study changes our understanding of Shakespeare's presence in American life. The book looks at how Shakespeare came to America just before the Revolutionary War. The same year, a six-month festival titled “Shakespeare in Washington” was held in the District of Columbia.

Frances Teague’s Shakespeare and the American Popular Stage asserts that Shakespeare was “an unacknowledged agent” of radical change in American popular theatre (5).

Teague’s book expands our understanding of Shakespeare’s. Shakespeare's effect on America's intellectual and artistic life has been much discussed, but what role does he play on the American popular stage.

This study changes our understanding of Shakespeare's presence in American life. The book looks at how Shakespeare came to America just before the Revolutionary War. As Americans broke with Britain, they embraced Britain's. The Shakespearean Stage is the only authoritative book that describes all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama in one volume: the acting companies and their acting styles, the playhouses, the staging and the audiences.

For twenty years it has been hailed as not only the most reliable but the liveliest and most entertaining overview of Shakespearean 5/5(2). William Shakespeare was born on Apin Stratford-upon-Avon. The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, he was probably educated at the King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford, where he learned Latin and a little Greek and read the Roman dramatists.

At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, a woman seven or eight years his senior. This chapter shows how the works of Shakespeare depicted black culture on a white stage. The humor of a people affords important insights into the nature of their culture.

Hamlet has been a favorite target of numerous travesties imported from England or crafted at home. Shakespeare became a staple of theaters in the Far West.

Shakespeare's popularity can be determined by. Berkowitz's book suggests that the Yiddish theater's attention to Shakespeare corresponds with the movement of the Yiddish-speaking Jews in America to establish cultural distinction and an artistic status comparable to the cultures of England, Germany, France, and Russia, for example.

Researching a book about the the plays of Shakespeare represented on the stage, than any other class of dramatic performance”.

Fascinatingly, far and away the most popular play in 19th. His book Thinking Shakespeare is the standard text on American Shakespearean acting. He is also the author of Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions. Grantham Coleman starred in.

2. All Shook Up. Book writer Joe DiPietro looked to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night when selecting a plot that could link together songs made famous by Elvis Presley in this jukebox musical, which.

In Orson Welles, Shakespeare, and Popular Culture, Michael Anderegg considers Welles's influence as an interpreter of Shakespeare for twentieth-century American popular audiences. Exploring his works on stage, radio, and in film, Anderegg reveals Welles's unique position as an artist of both high and popular culture.

In Orson Welles, Shakespeare, and Popular Culture, Michael Anderegg considers Welles's influence as an interpreter of Shakespeare for twentieth-century American popular audiences.

Exploring his works on stage, radio, and in film, Anderegg reveals Welles's unique position as an artist of both high and popular culture.

About the Episodes | Broadcast Dates | Key Players | Sponsors and Credits The Folger Shakespeare Library’s radio documentary Shakespeare in American Life explores the English language’s most important playwright and his influence on American performance, politics, and popular culture.

Each hour-long episode, narrated by Sam Waterston and created by Richard. The most popular honorary American of all time is unquestionably Jesus of Nazareth. But Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro’s latest book makes a lively case for Will as the man from Galilee’s perennial runner-up among unwitting citizens of the USA.

William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare - Theatrical conditions: The Globe and its predecessor, the Theatre, were public playhouses run by the Chamberlain’s Men, a leading theatre company of which Shakespeare was a member.

Almost all classes of citizens, excepting many Puritans and like-minded Reformers, came to them for afternoon entertainment. It also provides information about Shakespeare on the American popular stage before the invention of the stage musical. Especially interesting is Teague's discussion of the use of Shakespeare in Vaudeville and how this inclusion of the high-brow into the low-brow highlights societal tensions that were created in America by the rise of the.

The Globe Theatre could seat 3, people, entertaining f to 20, people weekly, ranging from royalty in the expensive covered seats, which cost six pence and up, while the Groundlings.

Papp had begun producing Shakespeare outdoors in the East River Amphitheater in New York inthen sought a location in Central Park; for him, American meant bringing free Shakespeare to the people of the city, especially those unfamiliar with live stage productions.And this is what Bill Bryson offers us with his book, Shakespeare The World as Stage.

Why If you wanted to know more about William Shakespeare, his life, his writings, his times etc, you would have to embark in the reading of an endless amount of /5(K).Free Online Library: Joel Berkowitz. Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage.(Book Review) by "Comparative Drama"; Arts, visual and performing Literature, writing, book reviews Books Book .