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Roaring boys : Shakespeare's rat pack

Author: Judith Cook
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2006, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume recreates the lives and times of the "Roaring Boys", a London based group of talented and ambitious playwrights and actors, and the world in which they lived from 1578 when Burbage built the first purpose built theatre to 1620 when the great age came to its end. In the late 1580s a new kind of entertainment flowered in London: professional theatre, with its custom built playhouses, professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Cook
ISBN: 0750933690 9780750933698
OCLC Number: 71847079
Description: xii, 227 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: Dangerous times-the new world of theatre the new professionals --
The university wits --
A theatre for the people --
Men about town --
Performances, plays and politics --
The reckoning --
Deaths and entrances --
A visit to the playhouse --
Curtain fall on the Elizabethans --
Jacobean players and patrons --
Roaring girls --
Shakespeare and the king's men --
An insult to Spain --
Exit Ben Jonson.
Responsibility: Judith Cook ; foreword by Gregory Doran.

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With the help of anecdotes, this book aims to recreate the lives and times of the playwrights and actors such as, Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Jonson, as well as the world in which they  Read more...

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