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The Oxford handbook of early modern theatre / edited by Richard Dutton
Alternate Title Handbook of early modern theatre
Early modern theatre
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PN2589 .O94 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Theater -- England -- History -- 16th century
Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism
Physical Description xxvi, 716 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [623]-672) and indexes
Contents Adult playing companies to 1583 / W.R. Streitberger -- Adult playing companies 1583-1593 / Sally-Beth MacLean -- Adult playing companies 1593-1603 / Roslyn L. Knutson -- Adult playing companies 1603-1613 / Tom Rutter -- Adult playing companies 1613-1625 / James J. Marino -- Adult and boy playing companies 1625-1642 / Martin Butler -- Early (pre-1590) boy companies and their acting venues / Michael Shapiro -- The boy companies 1599-1613 / Mary Bly -- Inn-yard playhouses / David Kathman -- The theatre in Shoreditch 1576-1599 / Gabriel Egan -- Why the globe is famous / Andrew Gurr -- The most convenient place: the second Blackfriars theater and its appeal / Ralph Alan Cohen -- The red bull playhouse / Mark Bayer -- The phoenix and the cockpit-in-court playhouses / Frances Teague -- 'He who pays the piper calls the tune': household entertainments / Suzanne Westfall -- The universities and the inns of court / Alan H. Nelson -- Touring / Peter Greenfield -- Court theatre / John H. Astington -- London street theater / Anne Lancashire -- Not just Sir Oliver Owlet: from patrons to 'patronage' of early modern theatre / Alan Somerset -- The court, the master of the revels, and the players / Richard Dutton -- Theater entrepreneurs and theatrical economics / S.P. Cerasano -- The city of London and the theatre / Ian W. Archer -- Players, livery companies, and apprentices / David Kathman -- Materiality and the market: the Lady Elizabeth's men and the challenge of theatre history / Kathleen E. McLuskie -- 'For the author's credit': issues of authorship in English Renaissance drama / Heather Hirschfeld -- Women in the theater / Natasha Korda -- Early modern naturalistic acting: the role of the globe in the development of personation / Jacalyn Royce -- Actors' parts / Tiffany Stern -- Stage directions and the theater historian / Alan C. Dessen -- Lighting / R.B. Graves -- Music and sound / Lucy Munro -- Properties / Andrew Sofer -- Eyewitnesses to history. Visual evidence for theater in early modern England / Thomas Postlewait -- Christopher Beeston: his property and properties / Eva Griffith
Summary This collection of new essays explores the social, political, and economic pressures under which the playing companies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries operated. It shows how they evolved over time to meet new challenges such as the opposition of City of London authorities, the possibility of permanent location in London, the re-emergence of boy companies c. 1600, and the great increase in court performance which began under James I. Essays also explore the practical everyday business of playing: acquiring scripts and playhouses, dramatic authorship, the contribution of financiers and entrepreneurs, rehearsing, lighting, music, props, styles of acting, boy actors, and the role of women in an 'all-male' world. A number of contributors address the methodologies of theatre history itself, questioning its philosophical premises and evaluating the nature of the evidence we have, such as that from stage directions in play-books or from the visual records.--From publisher description
Series Oxford handbooks
Alternate Author Dutton, Richard, 1948-

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