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Shakespearean Entrances

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mariko Ichikawa
    Pages 1-20
  3. Mariko Ichikawa
    Pages 21-32
  4. Mariko Ichikawa
    Pages 33-43
  5. Mariko Ichikawa
    Pages 44-55
  6. Mariko Ichikawa
    Pages 56-72
  7. Mariko Ichikawa
    Pages 73-89
  8. Mariko Ichikawa
    Pages 90-101
  9. Mariko Ichikawa
    Pages 102-117
  10. Mariko Ichikawa
    Pages 118-132
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 138-198

About this book


Shakespearean Entrances offer a systematic study of entrances and exits on the Shakespearean stage. Elizabethan playwrights and players not only routinely handled these movements but they also used them to bring about various effects. Through analyzing the surviving play-texts, the author attempts to identify the unspoken but standard rules that lay behind the minimal and conventionalized stage directions 'Enter' and 'Exit'/'Exeunt'. The findings provide means by which to recover effects and meanings that the original audience would have appreciated.


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About the authors

MARIKO ICHIKAWA is Professor at the Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, University of Tohoku, Japan. She has co-authored Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres with Andrew Gurr and authored several articles on Shakespearean entrances and exits.

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