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Talking Shakespeare

Notes from a Journey

by Louis Fantasia (Author)
Textbook X, 128 Pages
Series: Studies in Shakespeare, Volume 24

Summary

Talking Shakespeare is a collection of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and politics and their impact in the world today. Originally given as provocative talks on Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious universities, conferences, and theatres around the world, they reflect on the author’s more than thirty-year career as a producer, director and educator. The essays provide a unique and personal look into multiple aspects of Shakespeare’s world—and ours.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: “To be new made when thou art old:” Shakespeare, Sam Wanamaker, and Me
  • Chapter 1. “O Brave New Will!”—Images of Justice and Intolerance in Shakespeare
  • Chapter 2. “Can Curses Pierce the Clouds?”—Shakespeare and the New Millennium
  • Chapter 3. What Happens in Arden Stays in Arden
  • Chapter 4. Notes on Plays—With Apologies to Harley Granville-Barker
  • Chapter 5. “Here’s fine Revolution, if we had the trick to see’t:” Teaching Shakespeare Today
  • Chapter 6. Shak-spear, Stratford, and Star Trek
  • Chapter 7. King Lear, or Tragedy in the Age of Oprah
  • Chapter 8. Men in Sheets: Julius Caesar and Coriolanus
  • Chapter 9. A Hamlet Autopsy
  • Chapter 10. Optional Authenticity and Shakespeare’s Globe (2002–2009)
  • Epilogue: Variations on a Theme of Identity
  • Series index

Louis Fantasia

Talking Shakespeare

Notes from a Journey

About the author

Louis Fantasia (B.A., Georgetown; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts) is Director of Shakespeare at the Huntington, the teacher training institute of the Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. He has produced and directed more than a hundred and fifty plays and operas worldwide. He was Director of the Shakespeare Globe Centre’s Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance Institute from 1997 to 2002, and was President of Deep Springs College in 2007. He also served as Dean of Faculty and Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus from 2011 to 2016.

About the book

Talking Shakespeare is a collection of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and politics and their impact in the world today. Originally given as provocative talks on Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious universities, conferences, and theatres around the world, they reflect on the author’s more than thirty-year career as a producer, director and educator. The essays provide a unique and personal look into multiple aspects of Shakespeare’s world—and ours.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Details

Pages
X, 128
ISBN (PDF)
9781433141447
ISBN (ePUB)
9781433141454
ISBN (MOBI)
9781433141461
ISBN (Softcover)
9781433141430
Language
English
Publication date
2017 (July)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2017. X, 128 pp.

Biographical notes

Louis Fantasia (Author)

Louis Fantasia (B.A., Georgetown; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts) is Director of Shakespeare at the Huntington, the teacher training institute of the Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. He has produced and directed more than a hundred and fifty plays and operas worldwide. He was Director of the Shakespeare Globe Centre’s Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance Institute from 1997 to 2002, and was President of Deep Springs College in 2007. He also served as Dean of Faculty and Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus from 2011 to 2016.

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