Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642

ISBN-10: 0521729661

ISBN-13: 9780521729666

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Andrew Gurr
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Description: For almost forty years The Shakespearean Stage has been considered the liveliest, most reliable and most entertaining overview of Shakespearean theatre in its own time. It is the only authoritative book that describes all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama in one volume: the acting companies and their practices, the playhouses, the staging and the audiences. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition contains fresh materials about how specific plays by Shakespeare were first staged, and provides new information about the companies that staged them and their playhouses. The book incorporates everything that has been discovered in recent years about the early modern stage, including the archaeology of the Rose and the Globe. Also included is an invaluable appendix, listing all the plays known to have been performed at particular playhouses and by specific companies.

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Andrew Gurr has taught at universities in New Zealand, England, Kenya and the USA. He spent twenty years as Director of Research at the Shakespeare Globe Centre, London. His academic books include Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (Cambridge University Press, 1987); The Shakespearean Stage, 1574–1642 (Cambridge University Press, 1992); The Shakespearian Playing Companies (1996); The Shakespeare Company 1594–1642 (2004); and Shakespeare's Opposites (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Preface
Introduction
The companies
The players
The playhouses
The staging
The audiences
Appendix: a select list of plays and their playhouses
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