The Shakespearian Playing Companies

The Shakespearian Playing Companies

by Andrew Gurr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198129777

ISBN-13: 9780198129776

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This ground-breaking study is the first history of the professional acting companies who brought drama to London in Shakespeare's time. Gurr draws on the most up-to-date research to provide a general history of company development from the 1560s, when the first of the major companies belonging to great lords began regularly to offer their plays at court and in

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This ground-breaking study is the first history of the professional acting companies who brought drama to London in Shakespeare's time. Gurr draws on the most up-to-date research to provide a general history of company development from the 1560s, when the first of the major companies belonging to great lords began regularly to offer their plays at court and in London, to 1642, when by Act of Parliament they were closed down. He offers detailed and fascinating accounts of each of the forty companies that played in London during the period, including Shakespeare's company, The Chamberlain's/King's Men. His fascinating and authoritative volume will take its place as an indispensable reference work and the authoritative history for all scholars and students of Renaissance—and Shakespearean—drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198129776
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.29(d)

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