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The Resource Orson Welles on Shakespeare : the W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre playscripts, edited with an introduction by Richard France ; foreword by Simon Callow

Orson Welles on Shakespeare : the W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre playscripts, edited with an introduction by Richard France ; foreword by Simon Callow

Label
Orson Welles on Shakespeare : the W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre playscripts
Title
Orson Welles on Shakespeare
Title remainder
the W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre playscripts
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Richard France ; foreword by Simon Callow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Orson Welles's theatrical productions of Shakespearean plays for the W.P.A.'s Federal Theatre Project and Welles's own Mercury Theatre represent a unique blending of high art and the politicized popular culture of the 1930s. This volume is the only publication available of the fully annotated playscripts of these adaptations - the "Voodoo" Macbeth, the modern-dress Julius Caesar, and Welles's compilation of the history plays, Five Kings. Richard Frances' general introduction provides invaluable background information that relates the three plays and their productions to the contemporary social, historical, political, and economic climate from which they emerged
  • Additionally, each script is presented with relevant information on the productions, interview material from those on the scene, and Welles's own directorial marginalia."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1915-1985
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Welles, Orson
Dewey number
792/.09747/109043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2877
LC item number
.W45 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1938-
  • 1564-1616
  • 1564-1616
  • 1915-1985
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  • France, Richard
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Welles, Orson
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Welles, Orson
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • United States
  • Theater
Label
Orson Welles on Shakespeare : the W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre playscripts, edited with an introduction by Richard France ; foreword by Simon Callow
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes adaptations of Shakespeare's Macbeth and Julius Caesar, and Welles's Five kings, adapted from Shakespeare and based on Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes to Julius Caesar
  • Five Kings
  • Production Credits and Cast
  • Notes to Five Kings
  • Foreword
  • Simon Callow
  • Macbeth
  • Production Credits and Cast
  • Notes to Macbeth
  • Julius Caesar
  • Production Credits and Cast
  • Playscript
Control code
ocm46777402
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780415937269
Lccn
2001019927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780415937269
  • (OCoLC)46777402
Label
Orson Welles on Shakespeare : the W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre playscripts, edited with an introduction by Richard France ; foreword by Simon Callow
Link
Publication
Note
Includes adaptations of Shakespeare's Macbeth and Julius Caesar, and Welles's Five kings, adapted from Shakespeare and based on Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes to Julius Caesar
  • Five Kings
  • Production Credits and Cast
  • Notes to Five Kings
  • Foreword
  • Simon Callow
  • Macbeth
  • Production Credits and Cast
  • Notes to Macbeth
  • Julius Caesar
  • Production Credits and Cast
  • Playscript
Control code
ocm46777402
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780415937269
Lccn
2001019927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780415937269
  • (OCoLC)46777402

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