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The Resource Thomas Betterton : the greatest actor of the Restoration stage, David Roberts

Thomas Betterton : the greatest actor of the Restoration stage, David Roberts

Label
Thomas Betterton : the greatest actor of the Restoration stage
Title
Thomas Betterton
Title remainder
the greatest actor of the Restoration stage
Statement of responsibility
David Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Restoration London's leading actor and theatre manager Thomas Betterton has not been the subject of a biography since 1891. He worked with all the best-known playwrights of his age and with the first generation of English actresses; he was intimately involved in the theatre's responses to politics, and became a friend of leading literary men such as Pope and Steele. His innovations in scenery and company management, and his association with the dramatic inheritance of Shakespeare, helped to change the culture of English theatre. David Roberts's entertaining study unearths new documents and draws fresh conclusions about this major but shadowy figure. It contextualizes key performances and examines Betterton's relationship to patrons, colleagues and family, as well as to significant historical moments and artefacts. The most substantial study available of any seventeenth-century actor, Thomas Betterton gives one of England's greatest performing artists his due on the tercentenary of his death"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, David
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2598.B6
LC item number
R63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Betterton, Thomas
  • Actors
  • English drama
Label
Thomas Betterton : the greatest actor of the Restoration stage, David Roberts
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
Introduction -- Look my lord, it comes: Betterton's Hamlet -- An obstinately shadowy Titan: Betterton in biography -- An actor of London: early years, 1635-1659 -- A walk in the park: Betterton and the scene of comedy -- In the Duke's Company, 1660-1663 -- Equal with the highest: Thomas Betterton and Henry Harris, 1663-1668 -- Actor management: running the Duke's Company -- In the company of the Duke: Betterton and Catholic politics in the 1670s -- Union: Betterton and theatrical monopoly, 1682-1695 -- Back to the future: breakaway to semi-retirement -- Books and pictures: Betterton and the Chandos portrait
Control code
544474656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521195843
Lccn
2010009140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)544474656
Label
Thomas Betterton : the greatest actor of the Restoration stage, David Roberts
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
Introduction -- Look my lord, it comes: Betterton's Hamlet -- An obstinately shadowy Titan: Betterton in biography -- An actor of London: early years, 1635-1659 -- A walk in the park: Betterton and the scene of comedy -- In the Duke's Company, 1660-1663 -- Equal with the highest: Thomas Betterton and Henry Harris, 1663-1668 -- Actor management: running the Duke's Company -- In the company of the Duke: Betterton and Catholic politics in the 1670s -- Union: Betterton and theatrical monopoly, 1682-1695 -- Back to the future: breakaway to semi-retirement -- Books and pictures: Betterton and the Chandos portrait
Control code
544474656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521195843
Lccn
2010009140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)544474656

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