Shakespeare's Theatre

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Psychology Press, 1992 - Drama - 199 pages
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`...valuable and enjoyable reading for all studying Shakespeare's plays.'
Following in the patternestablished by John Russell Brown for the excellent series (Theatre and Production Studies), he provides first an account of Shakespeare's company, then a study of three individual plays Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Macbeth as performed by the company. Peter Thomson writes in a crisp, sharp, enlivening style.' TLS
'`...the best analysis yet of Elizabethan acting practices, excavated form the texts themselves rather than reconstructed on basis of one monolithic theory, and an essay on Hamlet that is a model of Critical intelligence and theatrical invention.' Yearbook of English Studies
`Synthesizes the important facts and summarizes projects with a vigorous prose style, and expertly applies his experience in both practical drama and academic teaching to his discussion.' Review of English Studies
 

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Contents

BALANCING THE BOOKS
19
THE GLOBE THEATRE
37
THE GLOBE PLAYS
58
TWELFTH NIGHT AND PLAYHOUSE PRACTICE
91
HAMLET AND THE ACTOR IN SHAKESPEARES
114
MACBETH FROM THE TIRING HOUSE
142
TWO PLAYHOUSES
167
APPENDIX A The inventory taken of all the properties for
175
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