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The Cambridge history of British theatre. Vol. 1, Origins to 1660

Author: Jane Milling; Peter Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first of three volumes looking at the turbulent public life of performance in Britain.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Milling; Peter Thomson
ISBN: 0521650402 9780521650403
OCLC Number: 59328037
Description: 480 p. : ill.
Contents: General preface; Chronology; Part I. Pre-Elizabethan Theatre: 1. From Roman to Renaissance in drama and theatre John C. Coldewey; 2. Faith, pastime, performance and drama in Scotland to 1603 John J. McGavin; 3. The Bible as play in Reformation England Paul Whitfield White; 4. Drama in 1553: continuity and change Peter Happe; Part II. Elizabethan Theatre: 5. The development of a professional theatre, 1540-1660 Jane Milling; 6. Drama outside London after 1540 Peter H. Greenfield; 7. 'An example of courtesy and liberality': great households and performance Suzanne Westfall; 8. The birth of an industry Douglas Bruster; 9. Theatre and controversy, 1572-1603 Diana E. Henderson; 10. The condition of theatre in England in 1599 Andrew Gurr; 11. Ben Jonson's Every Man in His Humour: a case study Richard Allen Cave; 12. London professional playhouses and performances Martin White; Part III. Jacobean and Caroline Theatre: 13. Working playwrights, 1580-1642 Roslyn L. Knutson; 14. Theatre and controversy, 1603-42 Janette Dillon; 15. The Stuart masque and its makers David Lindley; 16. Clowns, fools and knaves: stages in the evolution of acting Peter Thomson; 17. Thomas Middleton's A Game at Chess: a case study Richard Dutton; 18. The condition of the theatres in 1642 Martin Butler; 19. Theatre and Commonwealth Janet Clare; Works cited; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Milling and Peter Thomson.

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"...a set that will stand as the most valuable resource on British theater for some time to come. Essential." Choice "a valuable contribution to scholarship through nineteen fine essays" Sixteenth Read more...

 
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