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The Resource The business of playing : the beginnings of the adult professional theater in Elizabethan London, William Ingram

The business of playing : the beginnings of the adult professional theater in Elizabethan London, William Ingram

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The business of playing : the beginnings of the adult professional theater in Elizabethan London
Title
The business of playing
Title remainder
the beginnings of the adult professional theater in Elizabethan London
Statement of responsibility
William Ingram
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Possessing only quasi-amateur standing in the early 1500s, London's adult professional theater troupes became the basis for an enterprise that by the end of the century was to provide livelihoods for many stage players and businessmen and their families. William Ingram here reconstructs the economic and social history of this remarkable growth through the eyes of the participants themselves - actors, managers, and entrepreneurs, including such important figures as Jerome
  • Savage, John Brayne, Henry Laneman, and James Burbage. Ingram examines the wider context of the development of the business of playing during the Elizabethan period - a time of foreign wars and political intrigue, of spiraling inflation and civic unrest, of entrepreneurship and piety. He explores the theatrical situation in London from the end of the reign of Henry VIII in the middle years of the sixteenth century and considers the implications of the building of the Red
  • Lion stage in 1567. He covers in unprecedented detail the circumstances that led in 1576 to the construction of the first three London playhouses - the Theater, the Curtain, and the playhouse at Newington Butts in Surrey. Based on a wealth of primary research, The Business of Playing will be essential reading for theater historians and others interested in the literature and the social and cultural history of the English Renaissance
Cataloging source
DLC
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1930-
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Ingram, William
Dewey number
792/.09421/09031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2596.L6
LC item number
I54 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Theater and society
  • Toneel
  • Théâtre
  • Théâtre
  • Théâtre et société
Label
The business of playing : the beginnings of the adult professional theater in Elizabethan London, William Ingram
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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
Narrative concerns -- Evidence and narrative -- Economics and narrative : stage players in London -- Places to begin -- The politics of control : playing at mid-century -- John Brayne, Grocer : Stepney, 1567 -- 1576 and its narratives -- New economies for the 1570s : the city of London, 1574-1576 -- A playhouse at Newington : Jerome Savage, 1576 -- A playhouse at Shoreditch : The Theater, 1576 -- Another playhouse at Shoreditch : the Curtain, 1576
Control code
25410624
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780801426711
Lccn
92052760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1478845
Label
The business of playing : the beginnings of the adult professional theater in Elizabethan London, William Ingram
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
Narrative concerns -- Evidence and narrative -- Economics and narrative : stage players in London -- Places to begin -- The politics of control : playing at mid-century -- John Brayne, Grocer : Stepney, 1567 -- 1576 and its narratives -- New economies for the 1570s : the city of London, 1574-1576 -- A playhouse at Newington : Jerome Savage, 1576 -- A playhouse at Shoreditch : The Theater, 1576 -- Another playhouse at Shoreditch : the Curtain, 1576
Control code
25410624
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780801426711
Lccn
92052760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1478845

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