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New Directions in Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies
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Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: S.Werner PART I: WORKING WITH THE EPHEMERAL One Piece at a Time; R.Shaughnessy Replaying Early Modern Performances; W.N.West Acts of Seizure: A Theatrical Poetics of Metonymy and Metaphor; C.Cobb PART II: RECONNECTING LITERARY CRITICISM AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS Page and Stage Again: Rethinking Renaissance Character Phenomenologically; A.J.Hartley The Spirit of '76: Original Practices and Revolutionary Nostalgia; P.Menzer Spreading the Shakespeare Gospel: A rhetorical history of the academic theater review; J.Lopez PART III: RESITUATING SHAKESPEARE Performance Criticism Without Performance; G.Love Performing Relevance/Relevant Performances: Shakespeare, Jonson, Hitchcock; E.Smith Shakespeare and Our Contemporaries; B.Escolme 'Ay, there's the rub': Race and Performance Studies; A.Thompson Performing the 'Live': Cinema, Simulation, and the Death of the Real in Alex Cox's Revengers' Tragedy ; C.Lehmann Index

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CHRISTOPHER COBB Assistant Professor of English, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, USA BRIDGET ESCOLME Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, UK ANDREW JAMES HARTLEY Russell Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies, University of North Carolina, USA COURTNEY LEHMANN Professor of English and Film Studies, University of the Pacific, USA JEREMY LOPEZ Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto, Canada GENEVIEVE LOVE Associate Professor of English, Colorado College, USA PAUL MENZER Associate Professor, Mary Baldwin College, USA ROBERT SHAUGHNESSY Professor of Theatre, University of Kent, UK EMMA SMITH Fellow and Tutor in English, Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK AYANNA THOMPSON Associate Professor of English, Arizona State University, USA SARAH WERNER Undergraduate Program Director, Folger Shakespeare Library, USA WILLIAM N. WEST Associate Professor of English, Northwestern University, USA

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CHRISTOPHER COBB Assistant Professor of English, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, USA BRIDGET ESCOLME Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, UK ANDREW JAMES HARTLEY Russell Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies, University of North Carolina, USA COURTNEY LEHMANN Professor of English and Film Studies, University of the Pacific, USA JEREMY LOPEZ Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto, Canada GENEVIEVE LOVE Associate Professor of English, Colorado College, USA PAUL MENZER Associate Professor, Mary Baldwin College, USA ROBERT SHAUGHNESSY Professor of Theatre, University of Kent, UK EMMA SMITH Fellow and Tutor in English, Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK AYANNA THOMPSON Associate Professor of English, Arizona State University, USA SARAH WERNER Undergraduate Program Director, Folger Shakespeare Library, USA WILLIAM N. WEST Associate Professor of English, Northwestern University, USA

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'...a solid survey of the state of the field...Recommended' - K.J.Wetmore Jr., CHOICE 'Sarah Werner gathers a diverse clutch of essays on approaches to Renaissance drama and its performances: cue startling namechecks for Hitchcock, Johnny Cash and Travis Bickle.' - Plays International

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