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On actors and acting

Author: Peter Thomson
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2000.
Series: Exeter performance studies.
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This is a book for theatre-lovers, written for anyone who shares the author's curiosity about the art of acting and about theatre past and present.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Thomson
ISBN: 0859896714 9780859896719
OCLC Number: 495474400
Description: xiii-211 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Part 1 Actors and acting in the early modern theatre: the Elizabethan actor - a matter of temperament; making an entrance - Chaucer to Tarlton; the missing jig; three Elizabethan actors; a note on Elizabethan rehearsal. Part 2 Actors and acting in the 18th and 19th centuries: bigamy and theatre; David Garrick - alive in every muscle; summer company - Drury Lane in 1761; Edmund Kean versus John Philip Kemble; Frederick Robson - a downright good actor; Irving and the Lyceum - volcano and cathedral. Part 3 Shakespeare in the 20th century: Shakespeare at Stratford - 1970-1975; the New Globe - monument or portent?
Series Title: Exeter performance studies.
Responsibility: Peter Thomson.

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"Thomson's affection for actors, advocacy for the primacy of the actor's role in the theatrical process, and strong belief in the significant art of the actor permeate this eclectic, learned, and Read more...

 
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