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Title: Shakespeare's Histories and the RSC, 1963-1988 : play, performance and politics
Author: Shaughnessy, R. M.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1991
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This thesis examines the staging of Shakespeare's History plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company during the period between 1963 (the Hall-Barton The Wars of the Roses) and 1988 (the Noble-Wood Plantagenets). Although the English Histories are the main focus, productions of other Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean texts are included as points of reference; the primary source materials of the study are the company's prompt books and production records. Using this material as its basis, the study investigates the cultural politics of contemporary Shakespearean theatre production, exploring the relationships between the literary text and performance in their various political, institutional, historical and theatrical contexts.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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