Performing the ghost story on the English stage

Jones, Kelly (2017) Performing the ghost story on the English stage. In: The Routledge handbook to the ghost story. Routledge Literature Handbooks . Routledge. ISBN 9781138184763

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Abstract

Surveying the history of staging the ghost on the English stage from Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel, The Woman in Black, this chapter explores how the theatrical medium of these ghost stories, even as it poses a challenge to the aesthetic integrity of the ghost story through the potentially embarrassing need to furnish the ghost with a material and spatial form, has, on the modern stage, become central to its power.

Keywords:theatre, ghosts, theatricality, ghost story, theatre history, The Woman in Black, Conor McPherson, Pepper's Ghost
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
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Deposited On:07 Nov 2017 09:40

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