Shakespeare's Theatre / Edition 2

Shakespeare's Theatre / Edition 2

by Peter Thomson
     
 

Reviews of the First Edition
'...valuable and enjoyable reading for all studying Shakespeare's plays.'
Following in the patternestablished by John Russell Brown for the excellent series (Theatre and Production Studies), he provides first an account of Shakespeare's company, then a study of three individual plays Twelfth Night, Hamlet

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Reviews of the First Edition
'...valuable and enjoyable reading for all studying Shakespeare's plays.'
Following in the patternestablished by John Russell Brown for the excellent series (Theatre and Production Studies), he provides first an account of Shakespeare's company, then a study of three individual plays Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Macbeth as performed by the company. Peter Thomson writes in a crisp, sharp, enlivening style.' TLS
''...the best analysis yet of Elizabethan acting practices, excavated form the texts themselves rather than reconstructed on basis of one monolithic theory, and an essay on Hamlet that is a model of Critical intelligence and theatrical invention.' Yearbook of English Studies
'Synthesizes the important facts and summarizes projects with a vigorous prose style, and expertly applies his experience in both practical drama and academic teaching to his discussion.' Review of English Studies

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415051484
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1992
Series:
Theatre Production Studies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. IThe company
1The Lord Chamberlain's Servants3
2Balancing the Books19
3'This Luxurious Circle': the Globe Theatre36
4The Globe Plays58
Pt. IIThe plays
5Twelfth Night and Playhouse Practice91
6Hamlet and the Actor in Shakespeare's Theatre114
7Macbeth from the Tiring House142
8Two Playhouses167
Appendix A: The inventory taken of all the properties for my Lord Admiral's Men the 10th of March 1598 (=1599)175
Appendix B: Extract from the contract for building the Fortune in 1599/1600177
Appendix C: Petition by the inhabitants of Blackfriars to the Privy Council, 1596178
Notes179
Select bibliography187
Index of plays193
General index195

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