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The Resource Early modern actors and Shakespeare's theatre : thinking with the body, Evelyn Tribble

Early modern actors and Shakespeare's theatre : thinking with the body, Evelyn Tribble

Label
Early modern actors and Shakespeare's theatre : thinking with the body
Title
Early modern actors and Shakespeare's theatre
Title remainder
thinking with the body
Statement of responsibility
Evelyn Tribble
Title variation
Early modern actors and Shakespeare's theater
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Theatre is an ephemeral medium. Little remains to us of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries: some printed texts, scattered documents and records, and a few scraps of description, praise, and detraction. Because most of what survives are printed playbooks, students of English theatre find it easy to forget that much of what happened on the early modern stage took place within the gaps of written language: the implicit or explicit calls for fights, dances, military formations, feats of physical skill, song, and clowning. Theatre historians and textual editors have often ignored or denigrated such moments, seeing them merely as extraneous amusements or signs that the text has been "corrupted" by actors. This book argues that recapturing a positive account of the skills and expertise of the early modern players will result in a more capacious understanding of the nature of theatricality in the period
  • "What skills did Shakespeare's actors bring to their craft? How do these skills differ from those of contemporary actors? [This volume] examines the toolkit of the early modern player and suggests new readings of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries through the lens of their many skills"--Page [4] of cover
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Tribble, Evelyn B
Dewey number
792.02/8094209031
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2589
LC item number
.T75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Arden Shakespeare
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Acting
  • Acting
Label
Early modern actors and Shakespeare's theatre : thinking with the body, Evelyn Tribble
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223123480155
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Moving Body -- 'Skill of Weapon' -- The Art of Dance -- The Skills behind the Skills : Variety and Overtopping -- Conclusions : Reconstructing Skill
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781472576033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)976193299
Label
Early modern actors and Shakespeare's theatre : thinking with the body, Evelyn Tribble
Publication
Bar code
31223123480155
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Moving Body -- 'Skill of Weapon' -- The Art of Dance -- The Skills behind the Skills : Variety and Overtopping -- Conclusions : Reconstructing Skill
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781472576033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)976193299

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