Shakespeare's Clown: Actor and Text in the Elizabethan Playhouse

Shakespeare's Clown: Actor and Text in the Elizabethan Playhouse

by David Wiles
     
 

Focusing on the clown Will Kemp, this book shows how Shakespeare and other dramatists wrote specific roles as vehicles for him.See more details below

Overview

Focusing on the clown Will Kemp, this book shows how Shakespeare and other dramatists wrote specific roles as vehicles for him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521673341
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note; 1. The Vice: from Mankind to Merchant of Venice; 2. Tarlton: the first 'clown'; 3. Kemp: a biography; 4. Kemp's jigs; 5. 'The clown' in playhouse terminology; 6. The roles of Kemp 'the clown'; 7. The genesis of the text: two explorations; 8. The conventions governing Kemp's scripted roles; 9. Falstaff; 10. Robert Armin; 11. William Kemp and Harry Hunks: play as game, actor as sign - a theoretical conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.

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