Elizabethan-Jacobean Drama: The Theatre in Its Time / Edition 1

Elizabethan-Jacobean Drama: The Theatre in Its Time / Edition 1

by Blakemore G. Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0941533700

ISBN-13: 9780941533706

Pub. Date: 01/28/1990

Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher

The purpose of this absorbing collection is to illuminate the world of the theatre by setting it squarely in its historical context. To that end, Professor Evans draws on the whole spectrum of Elizabethan-Jacobean writing, from official documents to diaries and letters. Part I, The Theatre and the World, deals, through contemporary writings, with the drama itself,

Overview

The purpose of this absorbing collection is to illuminate the world of the theatre by setting it squarely in its historical context. To that end, Professor Evans draws on the whole spectrum of Elizabethan-Jacobean writing, from official documents to diaries and letters. Part I, The Theatre and the World, deals, through contemporary writings, with the drama itself, the audiences and their responses, theatrical companies, acting and actors, and buildings and technical matters. Part II, The Worlds and the Theatre, illustrates how the problems of everyday life, complicated as they were by moral, religious, social, political, and economic issues, provided an ever-fruitful source of materials to the dramatists who practiced their craft during this extraordinarily creative period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941533706
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
New Mermaid Background Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
4.88(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.03(d)

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