Henslowe's Diary

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 24, 2002 - Drama - 368 pages
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The diary of Philip Henslowe, owner of the Rose Theatre in London during the 1590s, remains the most valuable source of information about the workings of the Elizabethan public theatres. Discussions of theatres and drama in the age of Shakespeare routinely refer to Henslowe, whose 'diary' touches on every aspect of the day-to-day operations of the Rose and the companies of actors, especially the Admiral's Men. The diary preserves the account-book of an Elizabethan theatre owner who was also the father-in-law of the leading actor, Edward Alleyn, and contains many miscellaneous and personal entries. The first edition of Henslowe's Diary, published in 1961, has long been out of print. It provides a thorough introduction to the manuscript, a full transcription of the document itself and several helpful appendices and indexes. For this second edition one of the original editors, R. A. Foakes, has added a new preface and reading list.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xv
DESCRIPTION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
xvi
CONTENTS OF THE MANUSCRIPT
xviii
THE MINING ACCOUNTS
xix
PHILIP HENSLOWEs PRIVATE AFFAIRS
xxiv
THE PAWN ACCOUNTS
xxv
THE THEATRICAL ACCOUNTS
xxviii
FRAGMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL
xliv
THE VELLUM WRAPPER AND THE END PAGES
3
THE TEXT FF lv125v
5
ENTRIES BY PHILIP HENSLOWE MADE WITH THE BOOK REVERSED FF 238126v
232
FRAGMENTS FROM THE DIARY
265
APPENDICES
271
MANUSCRIPTS AT DULWICH RELATING TO THE DIARY
273
PLAYHOUSE INVENTORIES NOW LOST
316
ACTORS NAMES IN DRAMATIC PLOTS
326

HENSLOWES HANDWRITING
xlviii
OTHER HANDS IN THE DIARY
liv
ARRANGEMENT OF THE PRESENT EDITION
lxi
CONVENTIONS AND USAGES
lxii
A NOTE ON THE TEXT
lxv
A NOTE ON FORMS OF REFERENCE
lxvi
THE DIARY
1
INDEXES AND GLOSSARY
335
1 NOTE ON THE INDEXES AND GLOSSARY
337
2 INDEX OF PLAYS
338
3 GENERAL INDEX AND GLOSSARY
346
4 INDEX OF YEARDATES
368
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R. A. Foakes is Professor Emeritus at the Department of English, UCLA. His publications include six of Shakespeare's plays, among them A Midsummer Night's Dream for the New Cambridge Shakespeare series (1984), Illustrations of the English Stage 1580 1642 (Cambridge, 1985), and Hamlet versus Lear (Cambridge, 1993).

R. A. Foakes is Professor Emeritus at the Department of English, UCLA. His publications include six of Shakespeare's plays, among them A Midsummer Night's Dream for the New Cambridge Shakespeare series (1984), Illustrations of the English Stage 1580-1642 (Cambridge, 1985), and Hamlet versus Lear (Cambridge, 1993).

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