Department of English

Shakespeare and the Power of Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2008)

Tue, September 2, 2008
‘Learned, readable, and provocative, this extraordinary book brings the range and depth of Robert Weimann's and Douglas Bruster's rich knowledge of the early modern stage to bear on a theoretically engaging reading of the interplay between dramatic writing and stage performance.' W. B. Worthen, J. L. Styan Collegiate Professor of Drama, University of Michigan

'This convincing study radically extends our understanding of the productive interplay between text and theatre in Shakespeare's work. Weimann and Bruster brilliantly analyse the actor-playwright's skill in turning to advantage the potentially uneasy relation between the imagination of the author and the material reality of his actors.' Catherine Belsey, Research Profesor of English, University of Wales, Swansea
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