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Here is A Play Fitted: Shakespeare's Storytelling Technology

Nielsen, Timothy
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Nielsen, Timothy
Advisor
Bloom, Thomas
Abstract
There is the common misconception that the Shakespearean stage was an empty stage made up of bare oak timbers on which the actors wore their own clothing as costumes. In actuality, Shakespeare was at the height of a theatrical tradition hundreds of years in development, with elaborate and careful implementation of the cutting edge technology of 1600’s London. For the modern theatrical design team working to tell Shakespeare’s stories, understanding how this technology was originally used may steer them to the successful joining of word and picture for their own production. This paper will serve as a primer to illustrate to the reader the areas in which Shakespeare uses story-telling technology beyond the text.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Drama, MFA (Master of Fine Arts), 2019
Published Date
2019-04-30
Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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