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Acting companies and their plays in Shakespeare's London

By: Keenan, Dr. Siobhan (De Montfort University)

Part of the The Arden Shakespeare series
1408146630 / 9781408146637
Paperback
08/05/2014
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United Kingdom
20 cm 272 pages
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Acting Companies and their Plays in Shakespeare's London explores the intimate and dynamic relationship between acting companies and playwrights in this seminal era in English theatre history. Siobhan Keenan's analysis includes chapters on the traditions and workings of contemporary acting companies, playwriting practices, stages and staging, audiences and patrons, each illustrated with detailed case studies of individual acting companies and their plays, including troupes such as Lady Elizabeth's players, 'Beeston's Boys' and the King's Men and works by Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Brome and Heywood. We are accustomed to focusing on individual playwrights: Acting Companies and their Plays in Shakespeare's London makes the case that we also need to think about the companies for which dramatists wrote and with whose members they collaborated, if we wish to better understand the dramas of the English Renaissance stage.

BIC:

2AB English, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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