Renaissance Drama in Action is a fascinating exploration of Renaissance theatre practice and staging. Covering questions of contemporary playhouse design, verse and language, staging and rehearsal practices, and acting styles, Martin White relates the characteristics of Renaissance theatre to the issues involved in staging the plays today. This refreshingly accessible volume examines the history of the plays on the English stage from the seventeenth century to the present day and explores questions arising from reconstructions, with particular reference to the new Globe Theatre. It includes interviews with, and draws on the work and experience of modern theatre practitioners including Harriet Walter, Matthew Warchus, Trevor Nunn, Stephen Jeffreys, Adrian Noble and Helen Mirren. Renaissance Drama in Action is an invaluable guide to the Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and its relationship to contemporary theatre and staging.
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