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The Resource Playhouse law in Shakespeare's world, Brian Jay Corrigan

Playhouse law in Shakespeare's world, Brian Jay Corrigan

Label
Playhouse law in Shakespeare's world
Title
Playhouse law in Shakespeare's world
Statement of responsibility
Brian Jay Corrigan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There is a human face to Shakespeare's theatrical world. It has been captured and preserved in the amber of litigious activity. Contracts for playhouses represent human aspiration: an avaricious hope for profit or an altruistic desire to provide for a family. Lawsuits have preserved the declarations of rights and the righteous indignations as well as the fictions and half-truths under which the Renaissance theater flourished. Leases and agreements preserve the intentions, honest or dishonest, of the men who wrote, performed, and bankrolled the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The period 1590-1623, the limits of the original Shakespearean enterprise, resemble nothing so much as a third of a century of the sort of squabbling, shoving, and place-seeking familiar to every modern theatrical professional." "Playhouse Law in Shakespeare's World demonstrates how the law functioned for, against, and within the early modern drama. The Inns of Court, for example, played an important if not pivotal role in London's emerging theater industry. From the choice of playhouse location to furnishing attendees, aficionados, and even playwrights for the popular theater, the Inns of Court were crucial to the establishment and development of the traditions that produced Shakespeare and his contemporaries. This book traces that development from the early fifteenth century through the Caroline period."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corrigan, Brian Jay
Dewey number
822/.3093554
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.L38
LC item number
C67 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law in literature
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • English drama
  • Law and literature
  • Law and literature
  • English drama
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Playhouse law in Shakespeare's world, Brian Jay Corrigan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-255) 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
  • 'A must, then, to the Inns o' court shortly
  • Tricks and quillets that thunder at a playhouse
  • Thy love's use their treasure
  • I knew a wench married in an afternoon : secret marriages per verba de præsenti and per verba de futuro
Control code
53374807
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9780838640227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Playhouse law in Shakespeare's world, Brian Jay Corrigan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-255) 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
  • 'A must, then, to the Inns o' court shortly
  • Tricks and quillets that thunder at a playhouse
  • Thy love's use their treasure
  • I knew a wench married in an afternoon : secret marriages per verba de præsenti and per verba de futuro
Control code
53374807
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9780838640227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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