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The Shakespeare North Playhouse: Replica Theatres and Their Uses (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies)

The Shakespeare North Playhouse: Replica Theatres and Their Uses (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies)

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Publication Date: April 26th, 2024
Publisher:
Routledge
ISBN:
9781032376530
Pages:
278
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Description

This collection celebrates the opening of the Shakespeare North Playhouse (SNP). After discussion of its genesis and development by four people pivotal to its progress at different stages of the project, this book explores different aspects of the SNP's purpose and functions across three broad categories: buildings and spaces, practices and performance, and community arts and education. Various chapters offer answers to fundamental questions about replica theatres, including: Why do we build them? What do they do? How do we use them? In the course of these discussions, the purposes, potential, and programming of the SNP are discussed in relation to other Globe-type replicas in the UK and beyond. Contributors to this collection analyse key academic and practice-based concerns within their fields of expertise connected to the use (and misuse) of replica theatres to suggest the ways in which they can be used to drive research and practice in contemporary Shakespearean performance, connect with young people, and serve local communities.

This book will appeal to academics, students, and practitioners interested in historical and contemporary approaches to Shakespeare in the fields covered. It should also appeal to general readers with an interest in the topics, particularly in Merseyside and the North-West region.

About the Author

Tim Keenan is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Liverpool Hope University, UK. He is an early modernist with a focus on seventeenth-century theatre production.