Shakespeare, From Page to Stage An Anthology of the Most Popular Plays and Sonnets, by Flachmann, Michael
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- ISBN: 9780130207548 | 0130207543
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/27/2006
This collection of twelve Shakespearean plays seeks to bring Shakespeare alive through a combination of innovative approaches that treat the plays as "scripts intended for performance" rather than as dull, dry, lifeless historical documents. This is the only book on the market that combines literary and theatrical techniques in a way that engages readersrs" interest and helps present the characters, situations, and language of the plays in a personal, visceral, and exciting fashion.The twelve popular and frequently performed plays included areA Midsummer Night'sDream,The Taming of the Shrew,MuchAdoAbout Nothing,Twelfth Night,TheMerchant ofVenice,Henry IV Part I,Romeo and Juliet,Macbeth,Hamlet,Othello,King Lear, andThe Tempest.For anyone interested in Shakespeare and his most popular and oft-performed plays. Teachers and producers/directors of dramatic productions will especially appreciate the attention given to each script's language, imagery, cultural/historical context, and staging possibilities.