Shakespeare Alive!

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Shakespeare Alive!

By Elizabeth Kirkland; Joseph Papp

Bantam Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553270815, 216pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1988

Description
From Joseph Papp, American's foremost theaterproducer, and writer Elizabeth Kirkland: acaptivating tour through the world of William Shakespeare.Discover the London of Shakespeare's time, afascinating place to be--full of mayhem and magic, exploration and exploitation, courtiers andforeigners. Stroll through narrow, winding streets crowdedwith merchants and minstrels, hoist a pint in arowdy alehouse, and hurry across the river to theopen-air Globe Theater to see that latest playwritten by a young man named Will Shakespeare."Shakespeare Alive" spirits you backto the very years of that London--as everydaypeople might have experienced it. Find out how youngpeople fell in love, how workers and artists madeends meet, what people found funny and what theyfeared most. Go on location with an Elizabethantheater company to learn how plays were produced, where Shakespeare's plots came from and how hetransformed them. Hear the music of Shakespeare'slanguage and words we still use today that were firstspoken in his time. Open the book and elbow yourway into the Globe with the groundlings. You'llbe joining one of the most democratic audiences thetheater has ever known--alewives, apprentices, shoemakers and nobles--in applauding the dazzlingwordplay and swordplay brought to you by WilliamShakespeare.


About the Author


Papp, one of the most important forces in theater today, is the founder and producer of the new York Shakespeare Festival.