ENGL 710: The Play's the Thing


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Course Resources

Course Outline

Reading List


Ben Crystal - Speaking the Bright and Beautiful Language of Shakespeare: 'As You Like It'/'Richard III'

NEW: Lyric vs. dramatic approaches to acting (Sam West)

Reference and Organisation

American Shakespeare Center

Early Modern London Theatres

Original Pronunciation

Performance as Research Conference

Performing the Queen’s Men (username: sqm password: shakespeare)

Queen’s Men Editions

Records of Early English Drama Patrons and Performances

Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Language Conference

Simulated Environment for Theatre


Barton, Bruce, and Pil Hansen. “Research-Based Practice: Situation Vertical City Between Artistic Development and Applied Cognitive Science.” TDR: The Drama Review 53.4 (2009): 120-36.

FéralJosette and Ronald P. Bermingham"Theatricality: The Specificity of Theatrical Language." SubStance 31, No. 2/3 (2002). 94-108

Knowles, Ric. "Meaning." How Theatre Means. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 15-42.

---. "Theatre." How Theatre MeansBasingstokePalgrave Macmillan, 2014. 43-80.

---. "Disseminations."  How Theatre Means. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 81-110.

Lin, Erika T. "Materializing the Immaterial.Shakespeare and the Materiality of Performance. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. 3-22.

Piccini, Angela, and Baz Kershaw. "Practice as research in performance: from epistemology to evaluation." Digital Creativity, 15:2 (2004). 86-92.

Walsh, Brian. "Unkind Division: The Double Absence of Performing History in 1 Henry VI.Shakespeare Quarterly 55:2 (Summer 2004): 119-47.


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