From Script to Stage in Early Modern England

From Script to Stage in Early Modern England


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This collection brings together a group of distinguished and original theatre historians engaged in rethinking the nature of early modern theatre history as a discipline. Whether focusing on the relation between scripts and performance practice, the structure of theatrical companies, the social dimensions of drama, or the archaeology of the stage, all are concerned with basic questions of evidence and interpretation, and offer significant, and often startling, revisions of our view of the early modern theatre.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403933423
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/29/2004
Series: Redefining British Theatre History
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

RICHARD BEADLE Reader in English Literature, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, UK and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge
ANTHONY B. DAWSON Professor of English, University of British Columbia, Canada
R. A. FOAKES Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
ANDREW GURR Professor Emeritus, University of Reading, UK
NATASHA KORDA Associate Professor of English, Wesleyan University, USA
SCOTT McMILLAN Professor of English, Cornell University, USA
CAROLYN SALE Recently completed her dissertation at Stanford University, USA
BRUCE R. SMITH Professor of English, University of Southern California, USA
CLAIRE SPONSLER Teaches at the English Department, University of Iowa, USA
TIFFANY STERN Senior Lecturer in English, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Series Introduction: Redefining British Theatre History Notes on Contributors Introduction: A View from the Stage; S.Orgel PART I: QUESTIONS OF EVIDENCE Henslowe's Rose/Shakespeare's Globe; R.A.Foakes Masks, Mimes and Miracles: Medieval English Theatricality and its Illusions; R.Beadle Theatre without Drama: Reading REED ; P.Holland PART II: INTERROGATING DATA A New Theater Historicism; A.Gurr Staging Evidence; A.B.Dawson PART III: WHAT IS A PLAY? Drama in the Archives: Recognizing Medieval Plays; C.Sponsler E/loco/com/motion; B.R.Smith Re-patching the Play; T.Stern PART IV: WOMEN'S WORK Slanderous Aesthetics and the Woman Writer: The Case of Hole v. White; C.Sale Labors Lost: Women's Work and Early Modern Theatrical Commerce; N.Korda The Sharer and His Boy: Rehearsing Shakespeare's Women; S.McMillin Index

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