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The Resource Look to the lady : Sarah Siddons, Ellen Terry, and Judi Dench on the Shakespearean stage, Russ McDonald

Look to the lady : Sarah Siddons, Ellen Terry, and Judi Dench on the Shakespearean stage, Russ McDonald

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Look to the lady : Sarah Siddons, Ellen Terry, and Judi Dench on the Shakespearean stage
Title
Look to the lady
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Sarah Siddons, Ellen Terry, and Judi Dench on the Shakespearean stage
Statement of responsibility
Russ McDonald
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Look to the Lady examines the careers, talents, and styles of Sarah Siddons, Ellen Terry, and Judi Dench, the three women who were acknowledged, each in her time, as the greatest interpreter of Shakespeare's heroines. In the eighteenth century, Siddons was celebrated for playing Shakespeare's tragic women in a heroic, even "sublime" style. Terry, who reigned over the late-nineteenth-century stage, had a softer, "beautiful" style and is remembered best for her roles in Shakespeare's comedies. Dench, who still performs, has amassed a more varied resume than either of her predecessors. Not only has Dench had the advantages of variety offered by film and television roles, says Russ McDonald, but she may also command a greater artistic range." "McDonald also discerns parallels and distinctions in the approaches of Siddons, Terry, and Dench to the vocation of acting - specifically to Lady Macbeth and other great Shakespearean roles. Look to the Lady also helps us to better understand the place and function of the theater in British national life and what constitutes "great acting" at various historical moments." "Throughout, McDonald blends learned commentary on the history and culture of the stage with entertaining details about the appearance, personality, genealogy, and private life of each actor. Including some rarely seen images and drawing on previously untapped reviews and anecdotes, this is a lively introduction to the burgeoning field of performance criticism."--Jacket
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1949-
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McDonald, Russ
Dewey number
792.02/8/092241
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3112
LC item number
.M37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Georgia Southern University. Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt lecture series
Series volume
no. 12
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  • Actresses
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Terry, Ellen
  • Siddons, Sarah
  • Dench, Judi
  • Women in literature
  • Acting
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Look to the lady : Sarah Siddons, Ellen Terry, and Judi Dench on the Shakespearean stage, Russ McDonald
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-159) and index
Contents
  • Sarah Siddons
  • Ellen Terry
  • Judi Dench
Control code
ocm56615806
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 172 p.
Isbn
9780820325064
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022678
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)56615806
Label
Look to the lady : Sarah Siddons, Ellen Terry, and Judi Dench on the Shakespearean stage, Russ McDonald
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-159) and index
Contents
  • Sarah Siddons
  • Ellen Terry
  • Judi Dench
Control code
ocm56615806
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 172 p.
Isbn
9780820325064
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022678
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)56615806

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