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John Russell Brown

  • In the course of exploring the theatrical cultures of South and East Asia, eminent Shakespeareanist John Russell Brown developed some remarkable theories about the nature of performance, the state of Western 'Theatre' today, and the future potential of Shakespeare's plays. In New Sites for Shakespeare he outlines his passionate belief in the power...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2013
  • By considering the entire theatrical event and not only what happens on stage, John Russell Brown takes readers back to the major texts with a fuller understanding of their language and an enhanced view of a play's theatrical potential.

    Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
    published : 2002
  • The Dancing of the title was in Shakespeare's mind as he wrote: a physical and active imagination. This book explores the operation of the playwright's creative mind in his most frequently performed texts and encourages readers to seek out the performance possibilities of the works for themselves.

    Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
    published : 2004
  • The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare is a major collaborative book about plays in performance. Thirty authoritative accounts describe in illuminating detail how some of theatre?s most talented directors have brought Shakespeare?s texts to the stage. Each chapter has a revealing story to tell as it explores a new and revitalising approach...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2009
  • The Routledge Companion to Actors? Shakespeare is a window onto how today?s actors contribute to the continuing life and relevance of Shakespeare?s plays. The process of acting is notoriously hard to document, but this volume reaches behind famous performances to examine the actors? craft, their development and how they engage with playtexts....

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2012
  • First published in 1982. Macbeth exercises a strange influence over readers and theatre audiences: the words of the text offer no easy clue to meaning or significance and in dramatic structure the play is very different from other Shakespearean tragedies. Many kinds of study are needed in order to understand the tragedy of Macbeth and this book...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2013
  • First published in 1957. This edition reprints the second edition of 1962. The originality, vitality and variety of Shakespeare's comedies do not suggest a writer at ease with a formula which works to his own satisfaction and the pleasure of his audience; against first impressions they suggest an artist seeking to express an idea which is always eluding...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2013
  • The Signet Classics edition of Shakespeare's popular history play. Featuring the rise of King Henry V, this play chronicles England's underdog victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.  This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: ? An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 1998
  • From climate change to GM foods, we are increasingly confronted with complex, interconnected social and environmental problems that span disciplines, knowledge bases and value systems. This book offers a transdisciplinary, open approach for those working towards resolving these 'wicked' problems and highlights the crucial role of this 'transdisciplinary...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2010
  • Theatre Design involves everything seen on stage: not only scenery but costumes, wigs, makeup, properties, lighting, sound, even the shape and material of the stage itself. Designers? Shakespeare presents and analyses the work of a half-dozen leading practitioners of this specialist art. By focusing specifically on their Shakespearean work, it also...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2016
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