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Shakespeare and the Actors

The Stage Business in His Plays (1660-1905)

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ISBN 9780674366091

Publication Date: 01/01/1944

442 pages

12 illustrations

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From prompt books, reviews, and all other possible sources, Arthur Sprague collected the information necessary to write this history of Shakespearian stage business, essential to any student, actor, or Shakespeare-lover for the full understanding of the plays. Although traditional business has been handed down from generation to generation, there have been curious patterns of convention and revolt, which the author clearly depicts. Business used by Charlotte Cushman, Ellen Terry, Edwin Booth, Mrs. Siddons, and other famous stage personalities is described. For the most part the plays have been grouped for discussion as comedies, histories, and tragedies, but there are separate chapters on Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth.

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