By Bridget Escolme
This targeted examine investigates the ways that the staging conference of direct handle - speaking to the viewers - can build selfhood, for Shakespeare's characters. via focusing in particular at the dating among performer and viewers, Talking to the Audience examines what occurs while the viewers are within the presence of a dramatic determine who is familiar with they're there. it's a e-book thinking about theatrical phantasm; with the pleasures and disturbances of seeing 'characters' produced within the second of performance.
Through research of latest productions Talking to the Audience serves to illustrate how the learn of modern functionality is helping us to appreciate either Shakespeare's cultural second and our personal. Its exploration of ways idea and perform can tell one another make this crucial interpreting for all these learning Shakespeare in both a literary or theatrical context.