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Brown, John Russell

Works: 219 works in 1,415 publications in 7 languages and 34,776 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  History  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Study guides  Bibliography  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Publishing director, Other, Director, Arranger, Collector
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about John Russell Brown
Most widely held works by John Russell Brown
The Oxford illustrated history of theatre by John Russell Brown( Book )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reaching back in time and across the world, this authoritative and wide-ranging new history draws on the latest scholarly research to describe and celebrate theatre's greatest achievements over 4,500 years, from festival performances in ancient Egypt to international multi-cultural theatre in the late twentieth century." "Beginning with the origins of theatre in Greece and Rome, and in the early civilizations of Africa and the Americas, the book then guides the reader through the full spectrum of dramatic representation in Europe - from medieval mystery cycles and miracle plays to the Renaissance in Italy, Spain, England, and France; from Lope de Vega and Calderon to Shakespeare, Corneille, Moliere, and Racine; the Golden Age in Spain to Restoration London. In Part Three the focus widens in four period surveys: the Eighteenth Century, the Nineteenth Century, Modern Theatre 1890-1920, and Theatre After Two World Wars. Finally, there are three stimulating essays on the main theatres of Asia and a concluding account of theatre since 1970." "Throughout the book, the chronological record is related to a number of general themes, including theatre's changing role within society, the reasons for popularity or failure, varieties of form and means of production, interactions with other art forms and with contemporary currents of thought. In addition, the text gives due weight to technical, practical, and organizational issues - backstage personnel and equipment; musicians; light and sound technicians; set designers; and financiers - and to the role of audiences and critics."--Jacket
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

138 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arden Shakespeare is the definitive edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays." -- Back cover
Modern British dramatists : a collection of critical essays by John Russell Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The view of the new British theater that this book gives, from numerous vantage points, is centered on those works of John Osborne, Harold Pinter, John Arden, and Arnold Wesker that were written in the nineteen-fifties and the first half of the sixties. These studies represent the best of the sustained critical comment
Shakespeare and his comedies by John Russell Brown( Book )

61 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study and comparison of the comedies with Shakespeare's other plays
The Duchess of Malfi : sources, themes, characters by John Webster( Book )

58 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of the early modern period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess’s secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries"--Publisher's description
Shakespeare's plays in performance by John Russell Brown( Book )

38 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's dramatic style; Romeo and Juliet, As you like it, Julius Caesar, Twelfth night, Macbeth by John Russell Brown( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre language: a study of Arden, Osborne, Pinter and Wesker by John Russell Brown( Book )

23 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering Shakespeare : a new guide to the plays by John Russell Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Useful for a study of Shakespeare's theatre, particularly Chapter 4, Parts for actors.; Contemporary Shakespeare - Text - Speech - Stage action
The white devil by John Webster( Book )

68 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history. It is also a notoriously challenging work; this volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to the play, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its first staging in 1611 staging and ending with the RSC's 2014 revival. Moving through to four new critical essays, it opens up cutting-edge perspectives on the work, and finishes with a practical guide to pedagogical approaches and resources. Detailing web-based and production-related resources, and including an annotated bibliography of critical works, the guide will equip teachers and facilitate students' understanding of this complex play"--
Shakespeare : the tragedies by John Russell Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive and well-informed study is also a work of detection and reappraisal. Each tragedy is given individual attention both as a text and as a play to experience in performance. This enables the reader to follow step by step Shakespeare's long engagement with this theatrical form, from his early years of experiment until the concluding period of intense and sustained activity."--Jacket
Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra : a casebook by John Russell Brown( Book )

63 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of critical essays University undergraduate level
Shakespeare and his theatre by John Russell Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes what we now believe Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was like, who the people were who ran it and how they worked, and what Shakespeare's plays were like in performance, as he saw them
Modern British dramatists, new perspectives by John Russell Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 1884 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Ayckbourn - Edward Bond - Bertolt Brecht - Sasmuel Beckett - David Edgar - David Hare - Frederich Nietzche - Joe Orton - Harold Pinter; Peter Shaffer - George Bernard Sahw - Tom Stoppard - Oscar Wilde
Focus on Macbeth by John Russell Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982. Macbeth exercises a strange influence over readers and theatre audiences: the words of the text offer no easy clue to meaning or significance and in dramatic structure the play is very different from other Shakespearean tragedies. Many kinds of study are needed in order to understand the tragedy of Macbeth and this book provides a wide range of studies that respect the individuality of the text and examine it from different viewpoints. Contents include: Themes and Structure; Characterization and Narrative, Visual Effects, Performance
Free Shakespeare by John Russell Brown( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This expanded edition of Free Shakespeare is a tool to liberate the works of Shakespeare from directors and academics who seek to impose their ideas upon the plays. John Russell Brown empowers actors and readers to approach the plays freshly and boldly armed with the many different interpretations inherent in the plays. Recognized as a benchmark for the understanding of Shakespearean performance in the twentieth century, a new chapter explores the technological and funding challenges facing Shakespearean productions in the next millennium
William Shakespeare : writing for performance by John Russell Brown( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short guide to modern British drama by John Russell Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Hungarian and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the theatrical event by John Russell Brown( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest book, John Russell Brown offers a new and revealing way of reading and studying Shakespeare's plays, focusing on what a play does for an audience, as well as what its text says. By considering the entire theatrical experience and not only what happens on stage, Brown takes his readers back to the major texts with a fuller understanding of their language, and an enhanced view of a play's theatrical potential. Chapters on theatre-going, playscripts, acting, parts to perform, interplay, stage space, off-stage space, and the use of time all bring recent developments in Theatre studies together with Shakespeare Studies. Every aspect of theatre-making comes into view as a dozen major plays are presented in the context for which they were written, making this an adventurous and eminently practical book for all students of Shakespeare
New sites for Shakespeare : theatre, the audience, and Asia by John Russell Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Russell Brown outlines his passionate belief in the power of theatre to reach mass audiences based on his experiences of popular Asian performances. His argument is in favour of the kind of audience-experience people felt in Shakespeare's day
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The Oxford illustrated history of theatre
Alternative Names
Brown, J.

Brown, J. R. 1923-

Brown, John R.

Brown, John R. 1923-

Brown John Russel

Brown, John Russell 1923-

Russell Brown , John

Russell-Brown, John 1923-

Браун, Джон Рассел 1923-

The merchant of VeniceShakespeare and his comediesThe Duchess of Malfi : sources, themes, charactersShakespeare's plays in performanceDiscovering Shakespeare : a new guide to the playsThe white devilShakespeare : the tragediesShakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra : a casebook