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English Professional Theatre, 1530–1660

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Part of Theatre in Europe: A Documentary History

Glynne Wickham, William Ingram, Herbert Berry
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521100823

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  • This volume explores the professional English theater from 1530 to 1660. The documents collected here chronicle the theater through the reigns of Henry VIII to Charles I. These primary sources offer first-hand accounts, including the daily life and work of the actor, and the most complete coverage yet of all the playhouses, including the Rose, the Globe, Red Lion, and the Swan. The volume documents the various theater companies of children, costumes and stage property matters, and ecclesiastical and governmental legislation.

    • First book to publish important key primary documents on important period of British theatre history
    • Documents the establishment of important theatres (i.e. the Rose and the Globe) and theatre companies
    • Current interest in this period of theatre history (i.e. 'Shakespeare in Love' and new Globe Theatre on South Bank) will give the volume possible wider market
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    Reviews & endorsements

    From the hardback review: 'A monumental achievement. A reference book which is at once a long-term resource ad a joy to consult.' Theatre Notebook

    From the hardback review: '… a groundbreaking documentary resource for students and researchers alike …'. Shakespeare Yearbook

    From the hardback review: '… a mighty work of reference … No brief notice can do justice to the riches of the volume, which is like Chambers, Bentley, and Records of Early English Drama all rolled into one: indispensable.' English Studies

    From the hardback review: 'English Professional Theatre, 1530–1660 is a most remarkable scholarly achievement, deserving only superlative praise. No self-respecting library can afford to ignore this documentary history. There is little doubt that it will soon acquire the position of a standard work of reference and a source book for theatre historians and Renaissance drama specialists.' Folio

    From the hardback review: 'The monumental volume, English Professional Theatre, 1530–1660 which [Wickham] co-edited as his contribution to this series, will be an indispensable reference book for years to come.' The Guardian

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521100823
    • length: 764 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.01kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of documents
    General Editor's preface
    Editor's preface
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part I. Documents of Control, 1530–1660, edited by Glynne Wickham:
    1. Henry VIII, 1530–47
    2. Edward VI, 1547–53
    3. Mary I, 1553–8
    4. Elizabeth I, 1558–1603
    5. James I and Charles I, 1603–25:
    1625–49
    Part II. Players and Playing, edited by William Ingram:
    6. Introduction
    7. The popular image of the stage player
    8. A representative life: Augustine Phillips
    9. Patrons and playing companies
    10. Players and their playing places
    11. Costumes, properties and playbooks
    12. Players travelling in the provinces
    13. Companies of children
    14. Some illustrative instances of professional theatrical life and practice
    Part III. Playhouses, 1560–1660, edited by Herbert Berry:
    15. The Red Lion
    16.-19. The Four Inns
    20. St Paul's
    21. Newington Butts
    22. The Theatre
    23. The first Blackfriars
    24. The Curtain
    25. The Rose
    26. The Swan
    27. The Boar's Head
    28. The first Globe
    29. The second Blackfriars
    30. The first Fortune
    31. Whitefriars
    32. The Red Bull
    33. The Hope
    34. The second Globe
    35. The Phoenix
    36. The second Fortune
    37. Salisbury Court
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editors

    Glynne Wickham, University of Bristol

    Herbert Berry, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    William Ingram, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Contributors

    Glynne Wickham, William Ingram, Herbert Berry

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