By W. B. Worthen
Shakespeare and the strength of contemporary functionality asks a important theoretical query within the examine of drama: what's the dating among the dramatic textual content and the meanings of functionality? W.B. Worthen argues that the textual content can't govern the strength of its functionality. as a substitute, the textual content turns into major basically as embodied within the altering conventions of its functionality. Worthen explores this knowing of dramatic performativity through interrogating numerous modern websites of Shakespeare construction. The booklet contains distinctive discussions of modern motion pictures and level productions, and units Shakespeare functionality along different works of latest drama and theatre.