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    Introduction: Stage directions and Shakespearean theatre

    Woods, Gillian and Dustagheer, S. (2017) Introduction: Stage directions and Shakespearean theatre. In: Woods, Gillian and Dustagheer, S. (eds.) Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 1. ISBN 9781474257473.

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    Book synopsis: What do 'stage directions' do in early modern drama? Who or what are they directing: action on the stage, or imagination via the page? Is the label 'stage direction' helpful or misleading? Do these 'directions' provide evidence of Renaissance playhouse practice? What happens when we put them at the centre of literary close readings of early modern plays? Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre investigates these problems through innovative research by a range of international experts. This collection of essays examines the creative possibilities of stage directions and and their implications for actors and audiences, readers and editors, historians and contemporary critics. Looking at the different ways stage directions make meaning, this volume provides new insights into a range of Renaissance plays.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Bloomsbury Academic, available online at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 11:10
    Last Modified: 15 Jun 2019 00:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20628

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