The Queen's Men and their Plays

The Queen's Men and their Plays

by Scott McMillin, Sally-Beth MacLean, McMillin Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521025397

ISBN-13: 9780521025393

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book devoted to the Queen's Men, one of the major acting companies of the age of Shakespeare. The authors break new ground by showing how Elizabethan theatre history can be refocused by concentrating on the company which produced the plays rather than on the authors who wrote them. They provide a full account of the company's acting style, staging

Overview

This is the first book devoted to the Queen's Men, one of the major acting companies of the age of Shakespeare. The authors break new ground by showing how Elizabethan theatre history can be refocused by concentrating on the company which produced the plays rather than on the authors who wrote them. They provide a full account of the company's acting style, staging methods, touring patterns and repertoire. Their conclusions will interest Elizabethan historians as well as students and scholars of early modern theatre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521025393
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. The London theatre of 1583; 2. Protestant politics: Leicester and Walsingham; 3. The career of the Queen's Men; 4. The Queen's Men in print; 5. Casting and the nature of the text; 6. Dramaturgy; 7. Marlowe and Shakespeare; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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