The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642
The Shakespearean Stage is the only authoritative book that describes all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama in one volume: the acting companies and their acting styles, the playhouses, the staging and the audiences. For twenty years it has been hailed as not only the most reliable but the liveliest and most entertaining overview of Shakespearean theater available to students. For this third edition Professor Gurr has substantially revised the book, bringing it right up to date and incorporating many new discoveries, including those of the archaeologists at the sites of the Rose and Globe theaters. The invaluable appendix, which lists all the plays performed at a particular playhouse, the playing company and date of performance, has also been revised and rearranged.
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Review: The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642User Review - Vincent D - Goodreads
Thorough, insightful, and an entertaining dive into an important period for English theatre. Gurr makes the topic of Renaissance playhouses and audiences a more tangible topic. My only complaint is ... Read full review