Shakespeare's Opposites: The Admiral's Company 1594-1625

Shakespeare's Opposites: The Admiral's Company 1594-1625

by Andrew Gurr
     
 

ISBN-10: 052186903X

ISBN-13: 9780521869034

Pub. Date: 04/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Admiral's Men is the acting company that staged Christopher Marlowe's plays while its companion company was giving the first performances of Shakespeare. Unlike the Shakespeare company, there is plenty of evidence available telling us what the Admiral's company did and how it staged its plays. Not only do we know far more about the design of its two playhouses,…  See more details below

Overview

The Admiral's Men is the acting company that staged Christopher Marlowe's plays while its companion company was giving the first performances of Shakespeare. Unlike the Shakespeare company, there is plenty of evidence available telling us what the Admiral's company did and how it staged its plays. Not only do we know far more about the design of its two playhouses, the Rose and the Fortune, than we know of any other playhouse from the time, including the Globe, but we have Henslowe's Diary. This recorded everything the Admiral's company performed from 1594 to 1600 and after, what the company bought to stage its plays, who performed which parts, who wrote which plays and even how much they were paid. The first history to be written of the Admiral's Men, this book tells us not only a great deal about the company's own work, but also how the Shakespeare company operated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521869034
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2009
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The company's unique features; 2. Tricks of disguise and travel; 3. Henslowe's accounts and the play texts; 4. Staging at the Rose and the Fortune; 5. The company's repertory practices; Appendices: Appendix 1. The plays; Appendix 2. The players; Appendix 3. Travelling; Appendix 4. Performing at court.

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