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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication"Cabined, Cribbed, Confined"?
Subtitle of host publicationInhibiting and Enabling the Modern Shakespearean Performer
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages31
Publication statusUnpublished - 27 May 2020

Publication series

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


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