SHAKESPEARE WITHOUT TEARS by Margaret Webster

SHAKESPEARE WITHOUT TEARS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The director of the Maurice Evans productions discusses Shakespeare from the dramatic standpoint, dismissing an ""unwholesome reverence for the Bard"" and returning the plays to their original function, to be seen and enjoyed. A flexible, same critic, she first discusses Shakespeare and the productions of his times; secondly, the general problems of Shakespearean acting and production. The last half deals with the plays individually and interpretatively, their qualities, their dramatic feasibility, etc. Very good, in its field, and -- I think -- first of its kind. Should have a plus sale in drama courses.

Pub Date: Jan. 26th, 1941
ISBN: 0486410978
Publisher: Whittlesey