Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library

As a record of how an individual production of Shakepeare’s plays were marked up for performance, the prompt book is a record of the interpretation given by that performance. This collection records the adaptations, changes, and interpretations made for performances of 34 of Shakespeare’s plays from the late 17th century to the 1970’s. Includes other supporting materials (playbills, costume and lighting designs, music scores, photographs, etc.). In addition, 17 of the most significant performance of Shakepeare are studied via in-depth case studies. Supporting research includes essays by scholars in the field, an interactive chronology, side-by-side comparisons of two prompt books, and biographies of famous Shakespearean actors and directors. Search by keyword, advanced search features, or browse the image gallery. “My Archive” feature allows for building collections in support of individual research or classroom needs.

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