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Shakespeare by Stages


Shakespeare by Stages

An Historical Introduction
1. Aufl.

von: Arthur F. Kinney

99,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9780470776926
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 192

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In this engaging text, Arthur Kinney introduces students to Shakespeare’s plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater. 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. Shows students how the plays and the context in which they were produced illuminate one another.
List of Figures. Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Illustrations. 1. Stages. 2. Players. 3. Playgoers. 4. Equipment. 5. Reactions. Notes. Bibliography. Index
"Shakespeare by Stages is highly suited to use in the classroom, providing students as well as scholars with a diversity of sources and a complex estimation of Shakespeare's theater." English Studies "...an excellent analysis and should prove an invaluable introduction to undergraduates wishing to learn about Shakespeare's stage." Modern Language Review
Arthur F. Kinney is Copeland Professor of Literary History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies. He is the editor of Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments (Blackwell, 1999), A Companion to Renaissance Drama (Blackwell, 2002) and of the journal English Literary Renaissance. His other works include Elizabethan Backgrounds (Second Edition, 1994), Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars (Second Edition, 1995), Humanist Poetics (1986), and Lies Like Truth: Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment (2001).
In this engaging text, Arthur F. Kinney introduces students to Shakespeare's plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater. He focuses on the material conditions of playing and of playgoing in order to show how they both inspired and restricted Shakespeare's art. Subjects treated range from the venues where Shakespeare's plays were first performed and the practicalities of the acting profession to the composition of audiences and the cultural and regulatory contexts in which companies of players operated. Each topic is discussed in relation to a diverse selection of Shakespeare's plays as well as contemporary documents, so that the plays and the theatrical world in which they were produced constantly illuminate one another. A core of 22 plays is considered in total.
"Shakespeare by Stages is highly suited to use in the classroom, providing students as well as scholars with a diversity of sources and a complex estimation of Shakespeare's theater." English Studies "...an excellent analysis and should prove an invaluable introduction to undergraduates wishing to learn about Shakespeare's stage." Modern Language Review

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