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The Shakespearian playing companies, Andrew Gurr

Label
The Shakespearian playing companies
Title
The Shakespearian playing companies
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Gurr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Shakespearian Playing Companies is the first history of the professional acting companies who brought drama to London in Shakespeare's time
  • Andrew Gurr's ground-breaking book draws on the most up-to-date research to provide a general history of company development from the 1560s, when the first of the major companies belonging to great lords began regularly to offer their plays at court and in London, to 1642, when by Act of Parliament they were closed down. Only in London were the playing companies able to secure purpose-built premises (such as The Globe or The Fortune), and to foster a thriving theatrical and literary culture (in direct contrast to much of the rest of England, which was overtly hostile to professional theatre). In the second part of the volume, the reader will find detailed accounts of each of the forty companies that played in London during the period, including Shakespeare's company, The Chamberlain's/King's Men
  • Although professional playing was very much a collective endeavour, remarkable individuals emerge, from impresarios such as Philip Henslowe, Christopher Beeston, Richard Gunnell, and Richard Heton to stars like Richard Burbage and Edward Alleyn. Thoroughly grounding his discussion in the highly mobile social and political historical context, Gurr focuses on the plays themselves and the distinctive repertory traditions that led the different companies to stage them. These companies, and the growth of the London theatrical culture, are the factors which helped produce Shakespeare and to put into practice Shakespearian conceptions of drama
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gurr, Andrew
Dewey number
792/.094209031
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3095
LC item number
.G869 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theatrical companies
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Theatrical companies
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
The Shakespearian playing companies, Andrew Gurr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-461) 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
pt. I.A History of the London Companies from the 1560s to 1642. 1. An Introduction. 2. The First London Companies. 3. Travelling. 4. Lording it Over the Players. 5. Settled Practices. 6. The Changes of 1603. 7. The Four Companies Under James. 8. From 1625 to 1642: Before the Revolution -- pt. II. The Company Histories. 9. Introduction. 10. The Early Elizabethan Companies: Berkeley's, Essex's, Rich's, Lane's, Clinton's, Lincoln's, Warwick's, and Sussex's. 11. Leicester's Men, 1559-1588. 12. The Queen's Men, 1583-1603. 13. The Early Boy Companies: Westminster, Merchant Taylors', and Eton Schools; Windsor Chapel, the Chapel Royal Children, and the First Paul's Chapel Children. 14. The Lord Admiral's/Prince's/Palatine's Men. 15. Strange's/Derby's Men, 1564-1620, and Pembroke's Men, 1591-1601. 16. Hunsdon's/Chamberlain's/King's Men, 1594-1608. 17. The Lesser Elizabethan Competitors: Oxford's, Hertford's, and Chandos's. 18. Worcester's/Queen Anne's/Revels Company, 1562-1625
Control code
32051201
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 483 pages
Isbn
9780198129776
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95003653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Shakespearian playing companies, Andrew Gurr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-461) 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
pt. I.A History of the London Companies from the 1560s to 1642. 1. An Introduction. 2. The First London Companies. 3. Travelling. 4. Lording it Over the Players. 5. Settled Practices. 6. The Changes of 1603. 7. The Four Companies Under James. 8. From 1625 to 1642: Before the Revolution -- pt. II. The Company Histories. 9. Introduction. 10. The Early Elizabethan Companies: Berkeley's, Essex's, Rich's, Lane's, Clinton's, Lincoln's, Warwick's, and Sussex's. 11. Leicester's Men, 1559-1588. 12. The Queen's Men, 1583-1603. 13. The Early Boy Companies: Westminster, Merchant Taylors', and Eton Schools; Windsor Chapel, the Chapel Royal Children, and the First Paul's Chapel Children. 14. The Lord Admiral's/Prince's/Palatine's Men. 15. Strange's/Derby's Men, 1564-1620, and Pembroke's Men, 1591-1601. 16. Hunsdon's/Chamberlain's/King's Men, 1594-1608. 17. The Lesser Elizabethan Competitors: Oxford's, Hertford's, and Chandos's. 18. Worcester's/Queen Anne's/Revels Company, 1562-1625
Control code
32051201
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 483 pages
Isbn
9780198129776
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95003653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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