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Choreographing Shakespeare: Dance Adaptations of the Plays and Poems

Choreographing Shakespeare: Dance Adaptations of the Plays and Poems
 

Choreographing Shakespeare presents a hitherto unexplored history of the choreographers and performers who have created dance adaptations of Shakespeare. This book investigates forty dance works in genres such as ballet, modern dance, and hip-hop, produced between 1940 and 2016 b... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780815375968
Barcode 9780815375968
Release Date 20 November 2019 by Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Klett, Elizabeth
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ISBN-13 9780815375968
ISBN-10 0815375964
Stock Release date is 20 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint CRC Press Inc
Release Date 20 November 2019
International Release Date 30 November 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Klett, Elizabeth
Category Theatre, Drama
Dance
Literary Studies: 16Th To 18Th Centuries
Shakespeare plays, texts
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Choreography, Shakespeare, William - Stage history, Shakespeare, William - Adaptations - History and criticism
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 792.82
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Choreographing Shakespeare presents a hitherto unexplored history of the choreographers and performers who have created dance adaptations of Shakespeare. This book investigates forty dance works in genres such as ballet, modern dance, and hip-hop, produced between 1940 and 2016 by choreographers in Britain, America, and Europe, all of which use Shakespeare's plays and Sonnets as their source material. By combining scholarly analysis of these productions with practice-based conversations from six contemporary choreographers, Klett offers both breadth of coverage and in-depth analysis of how Shakespeare's poetic language is translated into the usually wordless medium of dance and shows exactly how these dance adaptations move beyond the Shakespearean texts to engage with musical and choreographic influences. Ideal for students of Shakespeare and Dance Studies, Choreographing Shakespeare explores how dance adaptations strive to design legible and intelligible stories, while ultimately celebrating the beauty of pure movement.

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Author's Bio

Elizabeth Klett is Professor of Literature at the University of Houston - Clear Lake, USA. She is the author of Cross-Gender Shakespeare and English National Identity: Wearing the Codpiece (2009), and numerous articles on adaptations of Shakespeare for theatre, dance, film, and television.

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