The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642

The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642

by Gerald Eades Bentley
     
 

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This book is a comprehensive study of the customary practices of English players of the period--how they lived and worked and were paid, organized, and cast for parts in the phenomenally popular theaters of England. Gerald Bentley discusses sharers, hired men, boy apprentices, musicians, touring groups, and managers, showing that players in general led difficult

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This book is a comprehensive study of the customary practices of English players of the period--how they lived and worked and were paid, organized, and cast for parts in the phenomenally popular theaters of England. Gerald Bentley discusses sharers, hired men, boy apprentices, musicians, touring groups, and managers, showing that players in general led difficult but seriously professional lives.

Originally published in 1984.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691612669
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/14/2014
Series:
Princeton Legacy Library Series
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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