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Shakespeare's clown : actor and text in the Elizabethan playhouse

Author: David Wiles
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that a professional Elizabethan theatre company always contained one actor known as 'the clown'. Its focus is Will Kemp, clown to the Chamberlain's Men from 1594 to 1599 and famed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Kemp; Robert Armin; William Kemp; William Shakespeare; Drama; William Kemp; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Robert Armin; William (Schauspieler) Kemp; William Kemp; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Wiles
ISBN: 0521328403 9780521328401
OCLC Number: 14693270
Description: xiv, 223 pages : facsimiles ; 22 cm
Contents: The vice: from Mankind to Merchant of Venice --
Tarlton: the first 'clown' --
Kemp: a biography --
Kemp's jigs --
'The clown' in playhouse terminology --
The roles of Kemp 'the clown' --
The genesis of the text: two explorations --
The conventions governing Kemp's scripted roles --
Falstaff --
Robert Armin --
William Kemp and Harry Hunks: play as game, actor as sign-a theoretical conclusion.
Responsibility: David Wiles.
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