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|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.|
"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