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On actors and acting, Peter Thomson

Label
On actors and acting
Title
On actors and acting
Statement of responsibility
Peter Thomson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An interest in actors and acting has been a common theme in Peter Thomson's published work on Shakespeare, Brecht and British theatre from the middle ages to the present. This collection of his essays on that theme are divided into three sections. The first centres on Elizabethan theatre practice; acting styles, the art of making an entrance on the open stage, rehearsal practices, the impact of the jig, and the peculiar histories of William Knell, Augustine Phillips and Will Kemp. The second section highlights themes, episodes and the contemporary taste that determined the 'greatness' of David Garrick, Frederick Robson, John Philip Kemble, Edmund Kean and Henry Irving during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in England. The conspicuous concern with marriage in the eighteenth-century drama is placed in the context of Hardwicke's 1753 Marriage Act and the consequences of the 1603 legislation on bigamy, and the ambitious experiment of Arthur Murphy and Samuel Foote at Drury Lane in 1761 is scrutinised. The third section focuses on twentieth-century performances of Shakespeare - at Stratford in the 1970s and in the New Globe as the new century begins."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
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Thomson, Peter
Dewey number
792.0280941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Exeter performance studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Actors
  • Acting
  • Actors
Label
On actors and acting, Peter Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. The Elizabethan actor: a matter of temperament -- 2. Making an entrance: from Chaucer to Tarlton -- 3. The missing jig -- 4. Three Elizabethan actors -- 5. A note on Elizabethan rehearsal -- 6. Bigamy and theatre -- 7. David Garrick: alive in every muscle -- 8. Summer company: Drury Lane in 1761 -- 9. Edmund Kean versus John Philip Kemble -- 10. Frederick Robson: 'a downright good actor' -- 11. Irving and the Lyceum: volcano and cathedral -- 12. Shakespeare at Stratfor: 1970-1975 -- 13. The New Globe: monument or portent?
Control code
44786156
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780859896719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
On actors and acting, Peter Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. The Elizabethan actor: a matter of temperament -- 2. Making an entrance: from Chaucer to Tarlton -- 3. The missing jig -- 4. Three Elizabethan actors -- 5. A note on Elizabethan rehearsal -- 6. Bigamy and theatre -- 7. David Garrick: alive in every muscle -- 8. Summer company: Drury Lane in 1761 -- 9. Edmund Kean versus John Philip Kemble -- 10. Frederick Robson: 'a downright good actor' -- 11. Irving and the Lyceum: volcano and cathedral -- 12. Shakespeare at Stratfor: 1970-1975 -- 13. The New Globe: monument or portent?
Control code
44786156
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780859896719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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