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Origins to 1660

Author: Jane Milling; Peter Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge history of British theatre / general ed. Peter Thomson, vol. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The first of three volumes looking at the turbulent public life of performance in Britain.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Milling; Peter Thomson
ISBN: 0521650402 9780521650403
OCLC Number: 253642498
Description: XXIX, 540 S. : ill., Kt.
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.
Series Title: Cambridge history of British theatre / general ed. Peter Thomson, vol. 1.
Responsibility: ed. by Jane Milling and Peter Thomson.

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