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Shakespearean productions continue to flourish today, with considerable activity at Stratford-upon-Avon in England. This book supplies basic information on Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean plays produced at Stratford-upon-Avon from 1979 to 1993, and makes accessible information on all productions during these years by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The volume is based on the archives of the Shakespeare Memorial/Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the preeminent theatre for Shakespeare in the world.
The volume lists each production by play title. Each entry provides detailed cast and production information, along with a list of reviews. Indexes at the end of the volume allow the user to locate entries for all plays by a particular playwright, director, actor, or reviewer. Thus, it is easy to compare the different plays of a director, or to trace the work of an actor, or to note the plays commented on by a particular reviewer. Introductory material overviews the history of theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, and a calendar of productions lists the various plays chronologically.
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About the Author
MICHAEL MULLIN is Professor of English at the University of Illinois. He is especially interested in performance aspects of Shakespeare. His articles have appeared in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Studies, and Theatre Journal. He is the author of Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon: A Catalogue-Index to Productions of the Shakespeare Memorial/Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1879-1978 (Greenwood Press, 1980). His other books include Macbeth Onstage (1976) and Design by Motley (forthcoming 1995). He held an observership with the Royal Shakespeare Company. With Professor Alan Somerset, University of Western Ontario, and Marian Pringle, Senior Librarian, Shakespeare Centre Library, he has helped to create an interactive data base at the Shakespeare Centre Library.
Table of Contents
Using the Catalogue and Indexes
Introduction: Twelve Decades of Theatrical Production at Stratford-upon-Avon
Opportunities for Research: Using the Archives and the Catalogue-Index
Catalogue of Productions
Calendar of Productions by Opening Date
Index to Playwrights, Translators, and Adapters
Index to Directors, Designers, Light Designers, and Other Production Personnel
Index to Actors
Index to Reviewers