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"Cabined, Cribbed, Confined"? Inhibiting and Enabling the Modern Shakespearean Performer

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Title of host publication"Cabined, Cribbed, Confined"?
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Mar 2020
DateUnpublished (current) - 27 May 2020
Number of pages31
PublisherCambridge University Press
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameShakespeare Survey
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)0080-9152


The last three decades have seen an efflorescence of writing about how to perform Shakespearean verse from within the theatre community. Much of this writing proposes highly questionable propositions about the subject. This article examines critically some of this writing, but then seeks to identify the implicit challenges its failings pose for traditional scholarly practice.

    Research areas

  • Shakespeare in Performance. Shakespearean Rehearsal and Training. Manuals on How to Perform Shakespeare

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