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Brown, John Russell

Overview
Works: 158 works in 1,224 publications in 7 languages and 33,824 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Outlines and syllabi  Fiction  Juvenile works  Study guides  Bibliography  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Compiler, Other, ed, Arranger
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
Modern British dramatists; a collection of critical essays by John Russell Brown( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,795 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
The Oxford illustrated history of theatre by John Russell Brown( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,376 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 )

152 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,284 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
Shakespeare and his comedies by John Russell Brown( Book )

61 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in performance by John Russell Brown( Book )

38 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,316 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 )

33 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 1,076 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 : a novel by John Webster( Book )

62 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Andrew Taylor is sent to the Harrow School, a British institution for privileged adolescents, he is spurned by nearly all of his peers, and becomes immersed in a two-hundred-year-old literary mystery when he finds a friend in the school's poet-in-residence
Shakespeare : the tragedies by John Russell Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 841 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 and his theatre by John Russell Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 800 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 )

57 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of critical essays University undergraduate level
Focus on Macbeth by John Russell Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 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
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 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free Shakespeare by John Russell Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 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 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 564 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
Shakespeare and the theatrical event by John Russell Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 555 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 )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 412 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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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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The merchant of VeniceShakespeare and his comediesThe Duchess of MalfiShakespeare's plays in performanceDiscovering Shakespeare : a new guide to the playsThe white devil : a novelShakespeare : the tragediesShakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra : a casebook