The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642 / Edition 4

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The only authoritative work that describes all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama, including acting companies and acting styles, playhouses, staging and audiences, etc. in one volume.
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"Here is a concise, compact, well-organized guide to the premises, practices and finances of the actors; I cannot imagine a handier labor-saving device for the student who has been recommended to read far more than he has time for." Drama

"Gurr's book is admirable in the way it condenses a great deal of technical information into a readable and judicious account. Gurr writes graciously, has a gift for piquant illustration, and provides us with generous quotations from essential documents..." David Bevington, Shakespeare Quarterly

"Andrew Gurr's The Shakespearean Stage is already the standard overview: the Third Edition now ensures that any possible competition will be beaten off for years to come. Mr. Gurr has carried out a thorough revision that includes the recent discoveries of the sites of the Rose and Globe theatres....Mr. Gurr brings a fresh eye to the issues....The Shakespearean Stage is a most accomplished, deft, and well-organized charting of a vast territory. It remains an indispensable companion." Ralph Berry, Dalhousie Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521509817
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2009
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Gurr is Professor Emeritus at the School of English and American Studies, University of Reading.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. The companies 3. The players 4. The playhouses 5. The staging 6. The audiences Appendix: a select list of plays and their playhouses; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
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