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  • 25 May 2022
    Emma Whipday, Simon Smith

    Playing and Playgoing in Early Modern England

    Peter Brook’s The Empty Space famously begins, I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.[1] Playing and Playgoing in Early Modern England: Actor, […]

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  • 1 Nov 2019
    Margaret Tudeau-Clayton

    Shakespeare ‘sans frontières’

    In a lecture given in 1978 the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges observed that nations tend to choose authors to represent them that do not resemble their national character, citing, as a striking example, the discrepancy between a ‘hyperbolic’ Shakespeare and an England of ‘understatement’. His observation resonates with the central argument of my book, […]

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