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"My Charms Crack Not, My Spirits Obey"

Title: "My Charms Crack Not, My Spirits Obey": The Promise of Original Practices at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 2003-2005.
Name(s): Griffin, Brent, author
Taylor, Gary, professor directing dissertation
Salata, Kris, university representative
Daileader, Celia, committee member
Gants, David, committee member
Department of English, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: With the opening of London's Bankside Globe, "original practices" (OP) quickly became the buzzword for all theatrical efforts seeking to reconstruct an "authentic" Shakespearean environ for today's audiences. Scholarly discourse surrounding OP's potential influence on contemporary Shakespeare studies and current performance dynamics has certainly increased over the past decade, with a good portion of the commentary focusing on the new Globe's first few seasons of experimental development. And yet, despite several thorough analyses of their early attempts at recreating early modern playing spaces and staging conditions (architectural considerations aside), little has materialized from the Globe along the lines of an OP manifesto. By examining aesthetic antecedents and contemporary case studies (Globe OP productions, 2003-05), my dissertation will attempt to remedy this particular (if not peculiar, given OP's emphasis on praxis over gnosis) omission by grounding the present shift toward "reconstructive Shakespeare" squarely within the realm of a newly emergent neo-formalism and its reassessment of Renaissance playtexts.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3957 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of English in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: June 24, 2011.
Keywords: Shakespeare, Original Practices, Neo-Formalism, New Globe Theatre, Verse-Speaking, Performance Studies
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Gary Taylor, Professor Directing Dissertation; Kris Salata, University Representative; Celia Daileader, Committee Member; David Gants, Committee Member.
Subject(s): English literature
English language
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