On Actors and Acting

On Actors and Acting

by Peter Thomson

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On Actors and Acting by Peter Thomson

Thomson (drama, U. of Exeter) provides a scholarly but accessible study for anyone curious about acting and the theater, and covering the full range—from the Elizabethan age, through eighteenth and nineteenth century England, and into the new century. The study uses articles and illustrations from a variety of sources, touching on the acting careers of notables including Samuel Foote, Ben Kingsley, and Richard and Mary Ann Yates. Topics include Making an entrance, from Chaucer to Tarlton; Edmund Kean versus John Philip Kemble; and Shakespeare in Stratford, 1970-1975. The book is distributed in the U.S. by the David Brown Book Company. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859896719
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Publication date: 08/01/1901
Series: UEP - Exeter Performance Studies Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Thomson has been Professor of Drama at the University of Exeter since 1974. He is author and editor of numerous books, including The Everyman Companion to the Theatre (Dent, 1985), Shakespeare's Theatre (Routledge, revised edition 1992), The Cambridge Companion to Brecht (Cambridge, 1994), Shakespeare's Professional Career (Cambridge, new edition 1999).

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