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Shakespeare by Stages: An Historical Introduction

Shakespeare by Stages: An Historical Introduction

Arthur F. Kinney

ISBN: 978-0-631-22468-6

Apr 2003

196 pages

In Stock

$148.00

Description

In this engaging text, Arthur Kinney introduces students to Shakespeare’s plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater.

  • Introduces students to Shakespeare's plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater.
  • Focuses on the material conditions of playing and of playgoing.
  • Covers venues, audiences, actors, society, government and regulation.
  • Each topic is considered in relation to a selection of Shakespeare's plays.
  • Shows students how the plays and the context in which they were produced illuminate one another.
List of Figures.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

List of Illustrations.

1. Stages.

2. Players.

3. Playgoers.

4. Equipment.

5. Reactions.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index

""Shakespeare by Stages is highly suited to use in the classroom, providing students as well as scholars with a diversity of sources and a complex estimation of Shakespeare's theater."" English Studies

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""...an excellent analysis and should prove an invaluable introduction to undergraduates wishing to learn about Shakespeare's stage."" Modern Language Review


  • Introduces students to Shakespeare's plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater.

  • Focuses on the material conditions of playing and of playgoing.

  • Covers venues, audiences, actors, society, government and regulation.

  • Each topic is considered in relation to a selection of Shakespeare's plays.

  • Shows students how the plays and the context in which they were produced illuminate one another.