A truly groundbreaking collaboration of original theatre history with exciting literary criticism, Shakespeare in Parts is the first book fully to explore the original form in which Shakespeare's drama overwhelmingly circulated. This was not the full play-text; it was not the public performance. It was the actor's part, consisting of the bare cues and speeches of each individual role. With group rehearsals rare or non-existent, the cued part alone had to furnish the actor with his character. But each such part-text was ...

Shakespeare in Parts 2010, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199591107

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Shakespeare in Parts 2007, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199272051

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