Early Cambridge Theatres: College, University and Town Stages, 1464-1720

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 25, 1994 - Drama - 194 pages
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The excavations of the Rose and the Globe theaters have created a new context for the study and reconstruction of the English Renaissance theater. This book attempts to reconstruct the early Cambridge theaters in the context of the professional theaters of Renaissance London. It incorporates a full survey of most of the Cambridge college theaters, the university's commencement stage, and extra-mural theatrical sites used by traveling professional companies, which lead to useful comparisons with the theaters of London. The author concludes with a plea for greater attention to documentary evidence in reconstructing the English Renaissance theater.
  

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Contents

London to Cambridge
1
Queens College
16
Trinity College from 1605
38
Other colleges
61
The university commencement stage 14641720
77
Secular playing sites
88
Cambridge staging practices
102
Cambridge to London
118
Comments on Queens College stage inventory 1640
137
Security plans for royal visit March 1615
140
Records of Trinity College drama 166196
142
Tabors search for the university theatre c 1620
153
University graces for a theatre 16735
154
Commencement stage timber dimensions 15281668
156
Records of the university proctors booth 15971638
158
Notes
161

Matthew Stokys on extraordinary commencement 1564
127
Nicholas Robinson on extraordinary commencement 1564
129
Queens College stage inventory 1640
131

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About the author (1994)

Alan Nelson is a professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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