Playing Shakespeare’s Monarchs and Madmen
Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- Introduction: A Mad World, My Masters! (Louis Fantasia)
- 1. The Crack-Up: Modernity and the Mind of Richard II (Heather James)
- 2. Shakespeare’s Henry IV: Youth and Veterans (Chris Anthony)
- 3. Re-“Claiming from the Female”: Shakespeare’s Henry V (Janna Segal)
- 4. Once More into the ‘Breeches’: Female Portrayals of Shakespeare’s Monarchs (Terri Power)
- 5. Measure for Measure (Elaine Turner)
- 6. Fortune’s Knave: Sex, Politics and Machiavellian Doctrine in Antony & Cleopatra (Michael Peter Bolus)
- 7. My Poor Fool: A Case for and against Double Casting Cordelia and the Fool in King Lear (Jessie Lee Mills)
- 8. Through Hamlet’s Eyes (Timothy Harris)
- 9. A Hamlet Autopsy (Louis Fantasia)
- List of Contributors
- Series index
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Fantasia, Louis, editor.
Title: Playing Shakespeare’s monarchs and madmen / edited by Louis Fantasia.
Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2020.
Series: Playing Shakespeare’s characters; vol. 3
ISSN 2575-9191 (print) | ISSN 2575-9205 (online)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Identifiers: LCCN 2020000213 (print) | LCCN 2020000214 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-4331-7522-0 (hardback: alk. paper) |
ISBN 978-1-4331-7523-7 (ebook pdf)
ISBN 978-1-4331-7524-4 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-7525-1 (mobi)
Subjects: LCSH: Shakespeare, William, 1564–1616—Characters—Kings and
rulers. | Shakespeare, William, 1564–1616—Characters—Mentally ill. |
Shakespeare, William, 1564–1616—Criticism and interpretation. |
Monarchy in literature. | Mental illness in literature. | Characters and
characteristics in literature. | English drama—Early modern and
Elizabethan, 1500–1600—History and criticism.
Classification: LCC PR2992.K5 P57 2020 (print) | LCC PR2992.K5 (ebook) |
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020000213
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About the author
Louis Fantasia, B.A., M.F.A., is the director of the Los Angeles Shakespeare Institute, a joint project of the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles and the UCLA/William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. His books include Instant Shakespeare, Tragedy in the Age of Oprah: Essays on Five Great Plays, and Talking Shakespeare.
About the book
Playing Shakespeare’s Monarchs and Madmen is the third volume in the Peter Lang series, Playing Shakespeare’s Characters. As in the previous volumes, a broad range of contributors (actors, directors, scholars, educators, etc.) analyze the concepts of monarchy, leadership, melancholy and madness with not only references to Elizabethan and Jacobean studies, but also to Trump, Brexit, cross-gender and multi-cultural casting. What does it mean to “play the king” in the 21st century? What is the role of an “all-licensed” Fool in the age of spin? Who gets to represent the power dynamics in Shakespeare’s plays? This volume looks at the Henrys, Richards, Hamlets, Lears and various other dukes and monarchs and explores the ways in which men—and women—approach these portrayals of power and the lessons they hold for us today.
This eBook can be cited
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Table of Contents
Introduction: A Mad World, My Masters!
1. The Crack-Up: Modernity and the Mind of Richard II
2. Shakespeare’s Henry IV: Youth and Veterans
3. Re-“Claiming from the Female”: Shakespeare’s Henry V
4. Once More into the ‘Breeches’: Female Portrayals of Shakespeare’s Monarchs
- VIII, 152
- ISBN (PDF)
- ISBN (ePUB)
- ISBN (MOBI)
- ISBN (Hardcover)
- Publication date
- 2020 (May)
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2020. VIII, 220 pp., 3 b/w ill.