Download The Queen's Men and their Plays PDF by Scott McMillin Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2006-03-30 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book devoted to the Queen's Men, one of the major acting companies of the age of Shakespeare. The authors break new ground by showing how Elizabethan theater history can be refocused by concentrating on the company that produced the plays, rather than on the authors who wrote them. They provide a full account of the company's acting style, staging methods, touring patterns and repertoire. Their conclusions will interest Elizabethan historians as well as students and scholars of early modern theater.
Download The Queen's Men and Their Plays PDF by Scott McMillin Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1998-05-28 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book devoted to the Queen's Men, one of the major acting companies of the age of Shakespeare. In describing the troupe's position in the general political situation and the London theatre scene of the 1580s, the authors break new ground by showing how Elizabethan theatre history can be refocused by concentrating on the company which produced the plays rather than on the authors who wrote them. The book combines a thorough examination of documentary evidence with textual and critical analysis, to provide a full account of the characteristics which gave the company its identity: its acting style, staging methods, touring patterns and repertoire. The conclusions will interest Elizabethan historians as well as students and scholars of early modern theatre.
Download Locating the Queen's Men, 1583-1603 PDF by Helen Ostovich Full Free and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2009 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Locating the Queen's Men presents new and groundbreaking essays on the theatrical and economic contexts of this prominent acting company. Offering a detailed critical engagement that includes a repertory study and investigations into distinctive style, this collection revises standard accounts of Elizabethan theatre history, showing that the company, which bridged a gap between medieval dramatic traditions and the era of Shakespeare and Marlowe, was a vital force in early modern England.
Download Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays PDF by Lawrence Manley Full Free and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-28 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For a brief period in the late Elizabethan Era an innovative company of players dominated the London stage. A fellowship of dedicated thespians, Lord Strange’s Men established their reputation by concentrating on “modern matter” performed in a spectacular style, exploring new modes of impersonation, and deliberately courting controversy. Supported by their equally controversial patron, theater connoisseur and potential claimant to the English throne Ferdinando Stanley, the company included Edward Alleyn, considered the greatest actor of the age, as well as George Bryan, Thomas Pope, Augustine Phillips, William Kemp, and John Hemings, who later joined William Shakespeare and Richard Burbage in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Though their theatrical reign was relatively short lived, Lord Strange’s Men helped to define the dramaturgy of the period, performing the plays of Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd, and others with their own distinctive flourish. Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean offer the first complete account of the troupe and its enormous influence on Elizabethan theater. Seamlessly blending theater history and literary criticism, the authors paint a lively portrait of a unique community of performing artists, their intellectual ambitions and theatrical innovations, their business practices, and their fearless engagements with the politics and religion of their time.
Download Shakespeare's Companies PDF by Terence Schoone-Jongen Full Free and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2008 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the often neglected 1580s and 1590s, this study considers the plausibility of various biographers' claims about Shakespeare's involvement with different London acting companies. It considers 11 different acting companies, with six chapters on their activities, & the arguments for Shakespeare's involvement in them.
Download Locating the Queen's Men, 1583–1603 PDF by Holger Schott Syme Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-06 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Locating the Queen's Men presents new and groundbreaking essays on early modern England's most prominent acting company, from their establishment in 1583 into the 1590s. Offering a far more detailed critical engagement with the plays than is available elsewhere, this volume situates the company in the theatrical and economic context of their time. The essays gathered here focus on four different aspects: playing spaces, repertory, play-types, and performance style, beginning with essays devoted to touring conditions, performances in university towns, London inns and theatres, and the patronage system under Queen Elizabeth. Repertory studies, unique to this volume, consider the elements of the company's distinctive style, and how this style may have influenced, for example, Shakespeare's Henry V. Contributors explore two distinct genres, the morality and the history play, especially focussing on the use of stock characters and on male/female relationships. Revising standard accounts of late Elizabeth theatre history, this collection shows that the Queen's Men, often understood as the last rear-guard of the old theatre, were a vital force that enjoyed continued success in the provinces and in London, representative of the abiding appeal of an older, more ostentatiously theatrical form of drama.
Author : Amy Lidster
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2022-03-17
ISBN 10 : 9781009050029
Pages : pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (9 users)
Download Publishing the History Play in the Time of Shakespeare PDF by Amy Lidster Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-03-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the early modern period, the publication process decisively shaped the history play and its reception. Bringing together the methodologies of genre criticism and book history, this study argues that stationers have – through acts of selection and presentation – constructed some remarkably influential expectations and ideas surrounding genre. Amy Lidster boldly challenges the uncritical use of Shakespeare's Folio as a touchstone for the history play, exposing the harmful ways in which this has solidified its parameters as a genre exclusively interested in the lives of English kings. Reframing the Folio as a single example of participation in genre-making, this book illuminates the exciting and diverse range of historical pasts that were available to readers and audiences in the early modern period. Lidster invites us to reappraise the connection between plays on stage and in print, and to reposition playbooks within the historical culture and geopolitics of the book trade.
Author : Dennis McCarthy
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release Date : 2018
ISBN 10 : 9781843844884
Pages : 276 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (843 users)
Download "A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels" by George North PDF by Dennis McCarthy Full Free and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2018 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new source for Shakespeare's plays, only recently uncovered, is investigated here with a full edition and facsimile of the text.
Download Shakespeare's Theatre PDF by Hugh Macrae Richmond Full Free and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Under an alphabetical list of relevant terms, names and concepts, the book reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins>
Author : Kristin M.S. Bezio
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-03-09
ISBN 10 : 9781317050766
Pages : 303 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (317 users)
Download Staging Power in Tudor and Stuart English History Plays PDF by Kristin M.S. Bezio Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Staging Power in Tudor and Stuart English History Plays examines the changing ideological conceptions of sovereignty and their on-stage representations in the public theaters during the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods (1580-1642). The study examines the way in which the early modern stage presented a critical dialogue concerning the nature of sovereignty through the lens of specifically English history, focusing in particular on the presentation and representation of monarchy. It presents the subgenre of the English history play as a specific reaction to the surrounding political context capable of engaging with and influencing popular and elite conceptions of monarchy and government. This project is the first of its kind to specifically situate the early modern debate on sovereignty within a 'popular culture' dramatic context; its purpose is not only to provide an historical timeline of English political theory pertaining to monarchy, but to situate the drama as a significant influence on the production and dissemination thereof during the Tudor and Stuart periods. Some of the plays considered here, notably those by Shakespeare and Marlowe, have been extensively and thoroughly studied. But others-such as Edmund Ironside, Sir Thomas Wyatt, and King John and Matilda-have not previously been the focus of much critical attention.
Download Queensmen PDF by Bethany Rae Salway Full Free and published by Bethany Rae Salway. This book was released on 2020-02-22 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's a bleak time for the people of Mackabine. A false Regent holds rule over the capital, while in the county of Geid, a corrupt Baron confiscates grain while his subjects starve. The only opposition comes from a group of outlaws known as Queensmen. Senna is no Queensmen, no hero of legend, but she devises her own scheme to undermine the Baron by becoming his housekeeper. Can she learn enough to turn the Baron's secrets against him? And perhaps catch the eye of the handsome leader of the Queensmen?
Author : Claire M. L. Bourne
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2020-06-05
ISBN 10 : 9780192588524
Pages : 336 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (192 users)
Download Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England PDF by Claire M. L. Bourne Full Free and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England is the first book-length study of early modern English playbook typography. It tells a new history of drama from the period by considering the page designs of plays by Shakespeare and others printed between the end of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth century. It argues that typography, broadly conceived, was used creatively by printers, publishers, playwrights, and other agents of the book trade to make the effects of theatricality—from the most basic (textually articulating a change in speaker) to the more complex (registering the kinesis of bodies on stage)—intelligible on the page. The coalescence of these experiments into a uniquely dramatic typography that was constantly responsive to performance effects made it possible for 'plays' to be marketed, collected, and read in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a print genre distinct from all other genres of imaginative writing. It has been said, 'If a play is a book, it is not a play.' Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England shows that 'play' and 'book' were, in fact, mutually constitutive: it was the very bookishness of plays printed in early modern England that allowed them to be recognized by their earliest readers as plays in the first place.
Download A Jacobean Company and its Playhouse PDF by Eva Griffith Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-11-28 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eva Griffith's book fills a major gap concerning the world of Shakespearean drama. It tells the previously untold story of the Servants of Queen Anna of Denmark, a group of players parallel to Shakespeare's King's Men, and their London playhouse, The Red Bull. Built in vibrant Clerkenwell, The Red Bull lay within the northern suburbs of Jacobean London, with prostitution to the west and the Revels Office to the east. Griffith sets the playhouse in the historical context of the Seckford and Bedingfeld families and their connections to the site. Utilising a wealth of primary evidence including maps, plans and archival texts, she analyses the court patronage of figures such as Sir Robert Sidney, Queen Anna's chamberlain, alongside the company's members, function and repertoire. Plays performed included those by Webster, Dekker and Heywood - entertainments characterised by spectacle, battle sequence and courtroom drama, alongside London humour and song.
Download Shakespeare's Apprenticeship PDF by Ramon Jiménez Full Free and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-09-14 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contents of the Shakespeare canon have come into question in recent years as scholars add plays or declare others only partially his work. Now, new literary and historical evidence demonstrates that five heretofore anonymous plays published or performed during his lifetime are actually his first versions of later canonical works. Three histories, The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth, The True Tragedy of Richard the Third, and The Troublesome Reign of John; a comedy, The Taming of a Shrew; and a romance, King Leir, are products of Shakespeare's juvenile years. Later in his career, he transformed them into the plays that bear nearly identical titles. Each is strikingly similar to its canonical counterpart in terms of structure, plot and cast, though the texts were entirely rewritten. Virtually all scholars, critics and editors of Shakespeare have overlooked or disputed the idea that he had anything to do with them. This addition of five plays to the Shakespeare canon introduces a new facet to the authorship debate, and supplies further evidence that the real Shakespeare was Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford.
Download What is a Playhouse? PDF by Callan Davies Full Free and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-08-05 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers an accessible introduction to England’s sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century playing industry and a fresh account of the architecture, multiple uses, communities, crowds, and proprietors of playhouses. It builds on recent scholarship and new documentary and archaeological discoveries to answer the questions: what did playhouses do, what did they look like, and how did they function? The book will accordingly introduce readers to a rich and exciting spectrum of "play" and playhouses, not only in London but also around England. The detailed but wide-ranging case studies examined here go beyond staged drama to explore early modern sport, gambling, music, drinking, and animal baiting; they recover the crucial influence of female playhouse owners and managers; and they recognise rich provincial performance cultures as well as the burgeoning of London’s theatre industry. This book will have wide appeal with readers across Shakespeare, early modern performance studies, theatre history, and social history.
Download Telltale Women PDF by Allison Machlis Meyer Full Free and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Telltale Women Allison Machlis Meyer challenges established perceptions of source study, historiography, and the staging of gender politics in well-known drama, arguing that narrative historiographers frequently value women's political interventions and use narrative techniques to invest women's voices with authority, while dramatists reshape this source material to create stage representations of royal women that condemn queenship and female power.
Author : Su Fang Ng
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2019-04-04
ISBN 10 : 9780192560131
Pages : 448 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (192 users)
Download Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia PDF by Su Fang Ng Full Free and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-04 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No figure has had a more global impact than Alexander the Great, whose legends have encircled the globe and been translated into a dizzying multitude of languages, from Indo-European and Semitic to Turkic and Austronesian. Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia examines parallel traditions of the Alexander Romance in Britain and Southeast Asia, demonstrating how rival Alexanders - one Christian, the other Islamic - became central figures in their respective literatures. In the early modern age of exploration, both Britain and Southeast Asia turned to literary imitations of Alexander to imagine their own empires and international relations, defining themselves as peripheries against the Ottoman Empire's imperial center: this shared classical inheritance became part of an intensifying cross-cultural engagement in the encounter between the two, allowing a revealing examination of their cultural convergences and imperial rivalries and a remapping of the global literary networks of the early modern world. Rather than absolute alterity or strangeness, the narrative of these parallel traditions is one of contact - familiarity and proximity, unexpected affinity and intimate strangers.