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Brown, John Russell

Works: 216 works in 1,189 publications in 4 languages and 33,777 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Outlines, syllabi, etc 
Roles: Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Compiler, Director, Other, Arranger
Classifications: PR3184, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John Russell Brown
The Oxford illustrated history of theatre by John Russell Brown ( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 2,348 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."--BOOK JACKET
The merchant of Venice : modern version side-by-side with full original text by William Shakespeare ( Book )
143 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible -- and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh
Modern British dramatists; a collection of critical essays by John Russell Brown ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,976 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
New sites for Shakespeare theatre, the audience, and Asia by John Russell Brown ( )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,961 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
Shakespeare and his comedies by John Russell Brown ( Book )
52 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study and comparison of the comedies with Shakespeare's other plays
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster ( Book )
48 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The essays in this volume not only acknowledge but also foreground the questions of gender raised by feminist historiography, and in this they represent an important intervention in a critical tradition which has deflected issues of gender and sexuality. Many of the critical enquiries included in this volume are motivated by feminism and by an endeavour to see how the general cultural situation of Jacobean women might have become plausible or even exemplary as a subject for Webster's tragedy."--BOOK JACKET
Shakespeare's plays in performance by John Russell Brown ( Book )
35 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 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 )
28 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theatre language: a study of Arden, Osborne, Pinter and Wesker by John Russell Brown ( Book )
16 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discovering Shakespeare : a new guide to the plays by John Russell Brown ( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Useful for a study of Shakespeare's theatre, particularly Chapter 4, Parts for actors.; Contemporary Shakespeare - Text - Speech - Stage action
Modern British dramatists, new perspectives by John Russell Brown ( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 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
The white devil by John Webster ( Book )
57 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on historical events that occurred in Italy during the 1580s, this dark Jacobean drama is considered one of the finest of the period. The White Devil centers on the love affair between the Duke of Brachiano and Vittoria Corombona, two of the play's many unscrupulous characters. Despite her role as a vicious heroine, Vittoria elicits sympathy in her attempt to endure a deeply corrupt society. In The White Devil both evil and good characters are drawn into schemes involving political intrigue, adulterous desire, and bloody revenge. Criticized for its plot construction, the play is noted for its characterizations and use of dramatic tension and physical horror
Shakespeare : the tragedies by John Russell Brown ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 836 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."--BOOK JACKET
Shakespeare and his theatre by John Russell Brown ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 823 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
Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra : a casebook by John Russell Brown ( Book )
51 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selection of critical essays University undergraduate level
Focus on Macbeth by John Russell Brown ( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 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
The life of Henry V by William Shakespeare ( Book )
17 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This day is call'd the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd. And rouse him at the name of Crispian". Revised and repackaged, this new edition of "Henry V
A short guide to modern British drama by John Russell Brown ( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Free Shakespeare by John Russell Brown ( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 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
Shakespeare dancing : a theatrical study of the plays by John Russell Brown ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dancing of the title was in Shakespeare's mind as he wrote: a physical and active imagination. This book explores the operation of the playwright's creative mind in his most frequently performed texts and encourages readers to seek out the performance possibilities of the works for themselves
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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-
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