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Playgoing in Shakespeare's London. By ANDREW GURR. Cam-bridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp. xv + $ cloth. Reviewed by JOHN F. ANDREWS In Shakespeare's Audience () and in Shakespeare and the Rival Traditions (), Alfred Harbage argued that, by contrast with "private" theatres like the Blackfriars, which. Anthony B. Dawson is Professor Emeritus in the English Department at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is the author of several books, including The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: A Collaborative Debate (with Paul Yachnin, Cambridge, ), Hamlet (Shakespeare in Performance) (), Watching Shakespeare: A Playgoers' Guide () and Indirections: Shakespeare 4/5(1).
Playgoing in Shakespeare’s London, as the title implies, places Shakespeare’s plays in one of their most important social contexts, filling in with extensive reference to other contemporary works. William Shakespeare's play Macbeth is said to be cursed, so actors avoid saying its name when in the theatre (the euphemism "The Scottish Play" is used instead).Actors also avoid even quoting the lines from Macbeth before performances, particularly the Witches' incantations. Outside a theatre and after a performance, the play can be spoken of openly. If an actor speaks the name "Macbeth" in a.
Andrew Gurr is the author of The Shakespearean Stage, ( avg rating, 82 ratings, 7 reviews, published ), Playgoing in Shakespeare's Lond 4/5. By Andrew Gurr The Shakespearean Stage (4th Edition) The Shakespearean Stage 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 acting /5(5).
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Andrew Gurr's classic account of Shakespeare's historical audience assembles evidence from the writings of the time to describe the physical, social and mental conditions of playgoing. In Shakespearean playgoing book to revising and adding new material which has emerged since the second edition, Gurr develops new sections about points of special by: "This extraordinarily intersting and important book is a collaborative effort given the intelligence, sophistication and charm with which Dawson and Yachin sustain their own contradictory positions, The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England allows readers to move in and out of radically different convictions-an experience not unlike Cited by: His many books include The Shakespearean Stage (third edition ), Writers in Exile, Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (second edition ), The Shakespearian Playing Companies (), and (with Mariko Ichikawa) Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres ().Price: $ “Playgoing in Shakespeare’s London” is exhaustively researched and vividly written, a substantial, scholarly book that is fun to read/5.
His many books include The Shakespearean Stage (third edition ), Writers in Exile, Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (second edition ), The Shakespearian Playing Companies (), and (with Mariko Ichikawa) Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres ().Pages: His many books include The Shakespearean Stage (third edition ), Writers in Exile, Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (second edition ), The Shakespearian Playing Companies 4/5(1).
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Crosse, Gordon, Fifty years of Shakespearean playgoing. London, Printed for the author by A.R. Mowbray & Co., Other significant names in Shakespearean scholarship that you can look for: I’ve read at least one book each of these folks wrote, and even if some info is more or less out of date, and/or out of print, they are giants of 20th century Shakespearean scholarship.
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 revisedandupdated,thisfourtheditioncontainsfreshmaterialsabout how specific plays by Shakespeare were first staged, and provides new.
Stories from Shakespeare has been a tremendously popular book since it was first released in the s. Author Marchette Chute re-tells the plot of each Shakespeare play in wonderfully entertaining and easy-to- understand prose.
Dawson, Anthony B., and Yachnin, Paul, The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare’s England (Cambridge University Press, ) Day, Gillian M., ‘ Determination and Proof: Colley Cibber and the Materialization of Shakespeare’s Richard III in the Twentieth Century ’, in Davis, Lloyd (ed.), Shakespeare Matters: History, Teaching Cited by: 3.
The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his.
playgoing. AndrewGurrisEmeritusProfessor,ybooks include TheShakespeareanStage–(third edition ), Writers in Exile, Playgoing in Shakespeare’s London (second edition ), The ShakespearianPlayingCompanies(),and(withMarikoIchikawa)Staging. Overview Leonard Digges refers to Will Shakespeare as England's Lope de Vega for sonnet-writing, in an inscription about James Mabbe's sending Vega's Rimas () to Will Baker.
In the flyleaf of the book he wrote to Will Baker. Playgoing in Shakespeare's London. [Andrew Gurr] -- This is a newly revised edition of Andrew Gurr's classic account of the people for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays.
Gurr assembles the evidence from the writings of the time to describe the. Playgoing in Shakespeare's London by Andrew Gurr and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Playgoing in Shakespeare's London by Gurr, Andrew - AbeBooks.
Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Playgoing in Shakespeare's London () by Gurr, Andrew/5(52). The Shakespearian Playing Companies is the first history of the professional acting companies who brought drama to London in Shakespeare's time.
Andrew Gurr's ground-breaking book draws on the most up-to-date research to provide a general history of company development from the s, when the first of the major companies belonging to great lords began regularly to offer their plays at court. His many books include The Shakespearean Stage (third edition ), Writers in Exile, Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (second edition ), The Shakespearian Playing Companies (), and (with Mariko Ichikawa) Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres ().4/5(1).
Introduces students to Shakespeare's plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater. Focuses on the material conditions of playing and of playgoing.
Covers venues, audiences, actors, society, government and regulation. Each topic is considered in relation to a selection of Shakespeare's plays.
Shakespeare's plays are a canon of approximately 39 dramatic works written by English poet, playwright, and actor William exact number of plays—as well as their classifications as tragedy, history, or comedy—is a matter of scholarly debate.
Shakespeare's plays are widely regarded as being among the greatest in the English language and are continually performed around the world.Shakespearean Sensations brings together scholarship from a range of well-known and new voices to address this fundamental gap.
The book includes a comprehensive introduction by Katharine A. Craik and Tanya Pollard and comprises three sections focusing on sensations aroused in the plays; sensations evoked in the playhouse; and sensations found.Of interest too are Gordon Crosse, Shakespearean Playgoing, (London: A.
R. Mowbray, ) and J. C. Trewin, Shakespeare on the English Stage, (London: Barrie and Rockliff, ). See our bibliography for more sources.