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Title Shakespeare in the theatre : an anthology of criticism / compiled and edited by Stanley Wells.
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.

Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Theater -- Reviews.
Alt Name Wells, Stanley, 1930-
Description xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-330) and index.
ISBN 0198711778
OCLC # 36621749
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 Editorial Procedures 
 Introduction: Shakespeare and the Theatre Critics1
 Thomas Betterton as Hamlet [c.1700] / Colley Cibber18
 Colley Cibber as Justice Shallow in Henry the Fourth, Part Two [c.1738-9] / Thomas Davies19
 David Garrick and Mrs Pritchard in Macbeth [1744-68] / Thomas Davies, James Boaden20
 David Garrick as King Lear [1742-76] / Thomas Davies23
 David Garrick as Hamlet [1774-5] / Georg Christoph Lichtenberg24
 David Garrick as King Lear, 22 May 1776 / Henry Bate (Sir Henry Bate Dudley)28
 Robert Bensley as Malvolio and James William Dodd as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night [c.1790-6] / Charles Lamb29
 John Philip Kemble as Macbeth and in Coriolanus' death scene [1789-c.1817] / Walter Scott33
 J.P. Kemble as Coriolanus and Sarah Siddons as Volumnia in Coriolanus [1789-c.1812] / Julian Charles Young37
 Edmund Kean as Richard III, 15 February 1814 / William Hazlitt38
 Edmund Kean as Hamlet, 14 March 1814 / William Hazlitt41
 A Midsummer Night's Dream, adapted by Frederic Reynolds, with music composed and arranged by Sir Henry Bishop, 21 January 1816 / William Hazlitt43
 Edmund Kean as Timon of Athens, 4 November 1816 / Leigh Hunt46
 Edmund Kean as a Shakespearian actor with John Hamilton Reynolds on Kean as Richard, Duke of York in the play of that name adapted by John Herman Merivale from Henry the Sixth, Parts One, Two, and Three, 21 December 1817 / John Keats50
 Edmund Kean as Othello, 4 October 1818 / Leigh Hunt55
 William Charles Macready as Richard III, 31 October 1819 / Leigh Hunt57
 William Charles Macready as Coriolanus, 5 December 1819 / Leigh Hunt59
 Anonymous review of Edmund Kean as King Lear, 25 April 182062
 Charles Kean as Posthumus in Cymbeline [1832] / James E. Murdoch64
 Herself as Hermione, with W.C. Macready as Leontes, in The Winter's Tale [c.1837] / Helena Faucit67
 W.C. Macready as King Lear, 14 February 1838 / John Forster72
 W.C. Macready as Coriolanus, 18 March 1838 / John Forster77
 James Robinson Planche's description of Ben Webster's neo-Elizabethan production of The Taming of the Shrew [1844]85
 A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced by Samuel Phelps, 15 October 1853 / Henry Morley87
 Samuel Phelps's production of Pericles, 21 October 1854 / Henry Morley92
 Charles Kean's production of The Winter's Tale [1856] / Theodor Fontane95
 Anonymous review of Charles Kean's production of (and performance in) King Lear, 24 April 185899
 Charlotte Cushman as Queen Katharine in Henry VIII [c.1850-c.1860] / Henry Austin Clapp103
 Henry Irving as Hamlet, November 1874 / Clement Scott106
 Tommaso Salvini as Othello, 10 April 1875 / Joseph Knight112
 Henry Irving as Shylock [1879-1905] / William Winter117
 Edwin Booth as Hamlet, 8 November 1880 Anon.126
 Ada Rehan as Kate in The Taming of the Shrew [1887-c.1900] / William Winter129
 Augustin Daly's production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 6 July 1895 / Bernard Shaw132
 Augustin Daly's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, 15 July 1895 / Bernard Shaw139
 Johnston Forbes-Robertson as Hamlet, 2 October 1897 / Bernard Shaw144
 Julius Caesar, produced by Herbert Beerbohm Tree, 1898 / William Archer152
 Julius Caesar, produced by Herbert Beerbohm Tree, 5 February 1898 / St John Hankin157
 Beerbohm Tree's production of King John, 30 September 1899 / Max Beerbohm160
 Richard II, produced by William Poel, 13 November 1899 Anon.163
 Frank Benson as Richard II, 4 December 1899 / C. E. Montague165
 Much Ado About Nothing with Ellen Terry as Beatrice and designs by Gordon Craig, 30 May 1903 / Max Beerbohm171
 The Tempest at the Court Theatre, London, 7 November 1903 / Max Beerbohm175
 H.B. Irving as Hamlet, 8 April 1905 / Max Beerbohm179
 The Winter's Tale directed by Harley Granville Barker, 28 September 1912 / John Palmer183
 Twelfth Night directed (in French) by Jacques Copeau, 1 January 1922 / Harley Granville-Barker187
 John Barrymore as Hamlet, 20 November 1922 / Stark Young195
 Nigel Playfair's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, with Edith Evans as Mistress Page [1923] / Herbert Farjeon201
 Hamlet directed by Barry Jackson, 30 August 1925 / Hubert Griffith204
 Twelfth Night directed by Tyrone Guthrie, 30 September 1933 / Virginia Woolf206
 John Gielgud as Hamlet in his own production, 18 November 1934 / James Agate210
 John Gielgud's production of Romeo and Juliet, with John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Laurence Olivier and Edith Evans, 17 October 1935 / James Agate216
 Orson Welles's production of Julius Caesar, 12 November 1937 / John Mason Brown220
 Donald Wolfit as Lear [1944] / Ronald Harwood224
 Laurence Olivier as Richard III [1944-5] / Kenneth Tynan230
 Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson in Henry IV, Parts One and Two [1945-6] / Kenneth Tynan234
 Donald Wolfit and Frederick Valk in Othello [1947] / Kenneth Tynan239
 Tyrone Guthrie's production of Henry VIII, 23 July 1949 / T. C. Worsley244
 Measure for Measure directed by Peter Brook, with John Gielgud and Barbara Jefford [1950] / Richard David248
 Titus Andronicus directed by Peter Brook, with Laurence Olivier as Titus, 2 September 1955 / Evelyn Waugh252
 All's Well that Ends Well directed by Tyrone Guthrie [1959] / John Russell Brown256
 Laurence Olivier as Coriolanus, directed by Peter Hall [1959] / Laurence Kitchin260
 Peter Brook's production of King Lear, with Paul Scofield as Lear [1962] / Laurence Kitchin267
 Laurence Olivier as Othello, 1 May 1964 / Ronald Bryden270
 Peter Hall's production of Hamlet with David Warner as Hamlet, 27 August 1965 / Ronald Bryden272
 Peter Brook's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1970 / Robert Speaight277
 Richard II directed by John Barton [1973] / Peter Thomson279
 Macbeth, directed by Trevor Nunn, with Ian McKellen and Judi Dench [1976] / Roger Warren283
 Love's Labour's Lost directed by John Barton [1978] / Roger Warren286
 Antony Sher as Richard III, directed by Bill Alexander, 29 June 1984 / Stanley Wells289
 A production of the First Quarto version of Hamlet [March 1985] / Nicholas Shrimpton292
 Howard Davies's production of Troilus and Cressida [1985] / Roger Warren294
 Henry IV, Parts One and Two, and Henry V directed by Michael Bogdanov [1986] / Stanley Wells297
 Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Peter Hall, 11 April 1987 / Michael Billington301
 Titus Andronicus, directed by Deborah Warner [1987] / Stanley Wells303
 Othello, directed by Trevor Nunn [1989] / Robert Smallwood307
 The Tempest, directed by Peter Brook, 3 October 1990 / Paul Taylor313
 As You Like It, directed by Declan Donnellan, 6 December 1991 / Paul Taylor316
 Richard III directed by Barrie Rutter for Northern Broadsides [1992] / Peter Holland318
 The Comedy of Errors, directed by Tim Supple [1996] / Robert Smallwood320
 Further Reading326

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