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war establishment

The level of equipment and manning laid down for a military unit in wartime.

Pericles

Pericles   Reference library

Sonia Massai and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,543 words
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Oxford University Press

...virgin and no prostitute: he leaves promising to help. The Bawd, outraged by Marina’s behaviour, orders Boult to deflower her, but she persuades him she will be more profitably employed in respectable activities such as sewing, weaving, and dancing. 20 Gower narrates Marina’s establishment as a singer and embroiderer, and the arrival of Pericles’ ship at Mytilene. 21 Lysimachus enquires after Pericles’ distemper and suggests that Marina might be able to cure him. Marina is sent for and sings to the silent Pericles. He initially pushes her away, but his interest...

Amateur performance

Amateur performance   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...precedent by which civic amateur dramatic societies sought to meet a demand for the kinds of serious drama which commercial managers regarded as too risky: in this the society was consciously anticipating and seeking to encourage the establishment of the subsidized companies which would take over this task after the Second World War, largely eclipsing their amateur colleagues. The Royal Shakespeare Company celebrated its long-unacknowledged kinship with amateur Shakespearians with its ‘Open Stages’ project of 2011–12 , lending personnel to help train the...

Shakespeare Institute

Shakespeare Institute   Reference library

Susan Brock

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...public, the institute’s wider aim was to enhance national prestige and international understanding. Its creation was part of an initiative after the Second World War to promote Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, and British culture, undertaken by the British Council , the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust , the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre , and the university, which included the establishment of the International Shakespeare Conference which the institute has hosted from inception, an annual Shakespeare summer school, and Shakespeare Survey . The...

Korea

Korea   Reference library

Younglim Han

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...between the right and the left. During the Korean War ( 1950–3 ) Shakespeare’s tragedies came to the forefront of the theatrical scene. Their astonishing popularity can be interpreted as an intellectual retreat from ideological pigeon-holing to a world of imaginative communings with the tragic characters’ mental processes. After the war Shakespeare became a subject of serious academic and critical study in universities. The first conferment of a PhD in Shakespeare studies in 1961 , the establishment of the Shakespeare Society (Association from 1982 ) of...

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