Ms-Directing Shakespeare

Women Direct Shakespeare

Elizabeth Schafer

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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In this engaging and lively book, Elizabeth Shafer captures a sense of the creative world of women directing Shakespeare. She explores the works of such prestigious directors as Joan Littlewood, actress and director Dame Judi Dench, Gale Edwards, and Jude Kelley, and she looks at a variety of productions directed by women. In interviews with the author, the directors discuss their craft, their critics, and the innovative approaches they have brought to performances of Shakespeare’s plays. These thoughtful reflections on the art of directing and the challenges facing women directors will be illuminating reading for anyone interested in the world of the theater and Shakespeare.

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Praise for Ms-Directing Shakespeare

“Schafer's good-natured conviction that Shakespeare is there for the taking is infectious...the productions she describes...make you want to go back to the theater.” —Times Literary Supplement

“...a valuable book, highlighting directors and performance options that are invigorating...” —NWSA Journal

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About the Author

Elizabeth Schafer

Elizabeth Schafer is a lecturer in drama and theatre studies at Royal Holloway College, the University of London. She has published several books on Renaissance drama.

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Ms-Directing Shakespeare
Women Direct Shakespeare
Elizabeth Schafer

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
May 2000
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312227463
ISBN10: 0312227469
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 288 pages, Plus one 8-page black-and-white photograph insert
$55.00
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