Writing Performative Shakespeares: New Forms for Performance by Rob Conkie

By Rob Conkie

This cutting edge examine bargains a surely groundbreaking method of Shakespeare in functionality. Six chapters paintings like case reviews, each one hugely artistic when it comes to visible shape and constitution – together with puzzles, comics and pinboards – inviting the reader into playful engagement with the performative dimensions of Shakespearean construction. The case reviews contain dialogue of educating and practice session strategies; the materiality of the functionality occasion and its numerous embodiments; the intertextual citations wherein productions make which means; and, in accordance with all of this, the multiplicity and diversity of viewers views and interpretations. Conkie's construction offerings diversity from unique practices to politicised diversifications, small-scale workshops to multimedia spectacles, supplying creative analyses of what Shakespeare may well suggest, or could be made to intend, at specific occasions and in particular areas, in the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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