Shakespeare in Company

Shakespeare in Company

by Bart Van Es

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198728085
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bart van Es is Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine's College. He has previously written books on Edmund Spenser and has a special interest in the writing of history in the Renaissance. Shakespeare in Company is his first work on drama and was supported by the award of an AHRC Fellowship.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Shakespeare's Early Life and the Origins of Commercial Theatre (1576-1592)
Phase I: Shakespeare as Conventional Poet-Playwright (1592-1594)
1. Imitation and Identity
2. The Working Conditions of the Playwright
3. Shakespeare as Literary Playwright
Phase II: Shakespeare as Company Man (1594-1599)
4. Control over Casting
5. The Events of 1594
6. Relational Drama
7. Shakespeare's Singularity
Phase III: Shakespeare as Playhouse Investor (1599-1608)
8. The Globe Partnership
9. Robert Armin
10. The Children's Companies
11. Richard Burbage
Phase IV: Shakespeare in the Company of Playwrights Again (1608-1614)
12. The Events of 1608
13. Shakespeare's Late Style
14. Shakespeare and Co-Authorship
Conclusion
Appendix

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