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The Resource Shakespeare's workplace : essays on Shakespearean theatre, Andrew Gurr

Shakespeare's workplace : essays on Shakespearean theatre, Andrew Gurr

Label
Shakespeare's workplace : essays on Shakespearean theatre
Title
Shakespeare's workplace
Title remainder
essays on Shakespearean theatre
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Gurr
Title variation
Essays on Shakespearean theatre
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shakespeare was easily the most inventive writer using the English language. His plays give us intricacies of vocabulary and usage that have enriched us immeasurably. This book provides a series of analytical essays on the marginalia relating to the plays. Each of them is a searching and authoritative account, packed with details, of some of the more peculiar conditions under which Shakespeare and his peers composed their playbooks. Among the essays are two completely new contributions. Altogether they reveal fresh details about the input of the playing companies, playhouses, individual players and even their controller, the Revels Office, to the complex fragments that we now have of the Shakespearean world. Gurr examines Shakespeare's own choice between playwriting and poetry, the requirements of working in a playhouse that wraps itself around the stage, and its impact on the creation of such figures as Henry V, Shylock, Isabella, King Lear and Coriolanus
Cataloging source
YDX
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Gurr, Andrew
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3095
LC item number
.G87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Theater
  • Theater
Label
Shakespeare's workplace : essays on Shakespearean theatre, Andrew Gurr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223125708082
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-275) 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
  • Why was the Globe round?
  • The general and the caviar: learned audiences in the early theatre
  • Headless Coriolanus
  • Rethinking Shylock
  • Measure for mearsure's hoods and masks: the duke, Isabella, and liberty
  • The transforming of Henry V
  • Headgear as a paralinguistic signifier in King Lear -- The cause is in my will : a bibliography
  • Henry Carey's peculiar letter
  • Venues on the verges: London's theatre government between 1594 and 1614
  • Three reluctant patrons and early Shakespeare
  • The great divide of 1594
  • The choice between plays and poems
  • Accommodating the Revels Office
  • The war of 1614-1618: Jacobean absolutism, local authority, and a crisis of overproduction
  • Metatheatre and the fear of playing
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9781107167841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962351830
Label
Shakespeare's workplace : essays on Shakespearean theatre, Andrew Gurr
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223125708082
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-275) 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
  • Why was the Globe round?
  • The general and the caviar: learned audiences in the early theatre
  • Headless Coriolanus
  • Rethinking Shylock
  • Measure for mearsure's hoods and masks: the duke, Isabella, and liberty
  • The transforming of Henry V
  • Headgear as a paralinguistic signifier in King Lear -- The cause is in my will : a bibliography
  • Henry Carey's peculiar letter
  • Venues on the verges: London's theatre government between 1594 and 1614
  • Three reluctant patrons and early Shakespeare
  • The great divide of 1594
  • The choice between plays and poems
  • Accommodating the Revels Office
  • The war of 1614-1618: Jacobean absolutism, local authority, and a crisis of overproduction
  • Metatheatre and the fear of playing
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9781107167841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962351830

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