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For the production history, you need to research five or more productions, including the original production, the second production (or first revival) after the premiere, a recent major production, and at least two significant productions between the first revival and the 21st century.
Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Despite the gap separating the world of classical Greece from our own, Greek tragedy has provided a fertile source for some of the most innovative American theater. Helene P. Foley shows how plays like Oedipus Rex and have resonated deeply with contemporary concerns and controversies--over war, slavery, race, the status of women, religion, identity, and immigration.
Greek Tragedy on the American Stage by
Call Number: PA3238 .H37 1995
Publication Date: 1995-05-09
During the past century, the interpretation given by the various directors staging Greek drama has varied, and the critical reception accorded the productions has also altered. While the texts of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides remain constant, the meanings drawn from their plays do not. The director who decides to offer a Greek tragedy in the modern American commercial theater believes in the ability of the text to reach the contemporary audience, and the reviewers assess the success of the venture: their words become a record of both a particular performance and the time in which it played.
Marlowe's Stage History
Marlowe: Doctor Faustus by
Call Number: Print Books PR2664 .L57 2016
Publication Date: 2015-11-24
This introductory guide to one of Marlowe's most widely-studied plays offers a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key performances and productions, a survey of screen adaptations, and a wide sampling of critical opinion and further reading.
Shakespeare Stage Histories
Women Direct Shakespeare in America by
Call Number: Print Books PR3105 .T395 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
"The work focuses on eight women and choices they made in specific productions: Jayme Koszyn's and Lisa Wolpe's Romeo and Juliet; Tina Packer's and Ellen O'Brien's Measure for Measure; Abigail Adam's and Melia Bensussen's Twelfth Night; Barbara Gaines's and JoAnne Akalaitis's Cymbeline." "Nancy Taylor interviewed all of the directors and the first section of the book includes a brief biography of each, institutional opportunities and limitations, and the director's views about Shakespeare's depiction of women in general as well as future goals for her work."
Call Number: PR2807 .D35 1995
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
In this illuminating study, Anthony Dawson surveys the stage history of Hamlet from its appearance in Shakespeare's time to the efflorescence of new and challenging productions in our own. He vividly re-creates more than a dozen representative performances across three centuries.
Twelfth Night by
Call Number: PR2837 .T95 2011
Publication Date: 2011-02-22
This volume in the Shakespeare Criticism series offers a range of approaches to TwelfthNight, including its critical reception, performance history, and relation to early modern culture. James Schiffer's extensive introduction surveys the play's critical reception and performance history, while individual essays explore a variety of topics relevant to a full appreciation of the play: early modern notions of love, friendship, sexuality, madness, festive ritual, exoticism, social mobility, and detection. The contributors approach these topics from a variety of perspectives, such as new critical, new historicist, cultural materialist, feminist and queer theory, and performance criticism, occasionally combining several approaches within a single essay.
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You may find a brief production history in some works about the play and in the play itself.