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Shakespeare on Theatre

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Routledge Press, 2015

“In Shakespeare on Theatre, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinizes Shakespeare’s implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence. What he finds will surprise scholars and actors alike.”

Quotations from each of the six anonymous reviewers of the manuscript, as solicited by Routledge Press:

“…a joy to read: clear, thoughtful, argumentative when appropriate, fiercely committed to its subject matter, brimming with insight, deeply fluent with the whole Shakespeare canon. …I don’t think anything like this book exists.”

“…Written in a lively and very direct style, the book is pitched at a wide audience that is not limited to academics or scholars, [but] could be marketed to professional theatre workers – actors and directors – as well as undergraduate and graduate students”

“… argues his points very well and makes extensive investigative methods, methodically backing up his arguments with well-turned phrases.”

“…would make a terrific textbook in any acting Shakespeare class…”

“…an eloquent exposition,… coherent, well-paced and logical. …While there are a plethora of books on this perennially engaging subject, can we do with another one? Definitely! Especially when it has a case as urgently and lucidly put as this.”

“…highlights the interests of theatre practitioners and students of performance; is well conceived, straightforward, clearly presented, and the examples are numerous and helpful.”