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“My charms crack not, my spirits obey”: The promise of original practices at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 2003–2005


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With the opening of London’s Bankside Globe, “original practices” (OP) quickly became the buzzword for all theatrical efforts seeking to reconstruct an “authentic” Shakespearean environ for today’s audiences. Scholarly discourse surrounding OP’s potential influence on contemporary Shakespeare studies and current performance dynamics has certainly increased over the past decade, with a good portion of the commentary focusing on the new Globe’s first few seasons of experimental development. And yet, despite several thorough analyses of their early attempts at recreating early modern playing spaces and staging conditions (architectural considerations aside), little has materialized from the Globe along the lines of an OP manifesto. By examining aesthetic antecedents and contemporary case studies (Globe OP productions, 2003-05), my dissertation will attempt to remedy this particular (if not peculiar, given OP’s emphasis on praxis over gnosis) omission by grounding the present shift toward “reconstructive Shakespeare” squarely within the realm of a newly emergent neoformalism and its reassessment of Renaissance playtexts.

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Subject
Theater;
British and Irish literature
Classification
0465: Theater
0593: British and Irish literature
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Language, literature and linguistics; England; Neoformalism; New Globe Theatre; Original practices; Performance studies; Shakespeare, William; Verse-speaking
Title
“My charms crack not, my spirits obey”: The promise of original practices at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 2003–2005
Author
Griffin, Brent
Number of pages
130
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0071
Source
DAI-A 73/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124982267
Advisor
Taylor, Gary
University/institution
The Florida State University
University location
United States -- Florida
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3483558
ProQuest document ID
902737859
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/902737859
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