The Shakespearean Stage 1574-1642 / Edition 4

The Shakespearean Stage 1574-1642 / Edition 4

by Andrew Gurr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521729661

ISBN-13: 9780521729666

Pub. Date: 05/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For almost forty years The Shakespearean Stage has been considered the liveliest, most reliable and most entertaining overview of Shakespearean theatre in its own time. It is the only authoritative book that describes all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama in one volume: the acting companies and their practices, the playhouses, the

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Overview

For almost forty years The Shakespearean Stage has been considered the liveliest, most reliable and most entertaining overview of Shakespearean theatre in its own time. It is the only authoritative book that describes all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama in one volume: the acting companies and their practices, the playhouses, the staging and the audiences. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition contains fresh materials about how specific plays by Shakespeare were first staged, and provides new information about the companies that staged them and their playhouses. The book incorporates everything that has been discovered in recent years about the early modern stage, including the archaeology of the Rose and the Globe. Also included is an invaluable appendix, listing all the plays known to have been performed at particular playhouses and by specific companies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521729666
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Sales rank:
1,261,750
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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