Shakespeare and the Players
Coward-McCann, 1949 - Theater - 100 pages
Traces the growth of the Theater in Elizabethan times, illustrating how the famous London playhouses may have looked when a play was put on. The book outlines Shakespeare's connection with the players themselves, imagining a day at the Globe when Richard III was given. Brief sketches of Ben Johnson and other well known playwrights are included.
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