Documents of the Rose Playhouse
Carol Chillington Rutter
Manchester University Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 246 pages
Philip Henslowe's Rose was Elizabethan London's first south bank playhouse. Its tenants were a succession of companies of high prestige; Lord Strange's Men, the Queen's Men, the Admiral's Men. Its repertoire was stocked with plays that audiences clamored
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An excellent account of the story of this important theatre, with full and accurate details from Henslowe's Diary and elsewhere and an intelligent background given to the documentation. Contains an interesting account, too, of the then-recent excavation of the Rose on Bankside, where archeological evidence backed up and illuminated the written record. A well-written and humane book - a real treasure.