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Stages and playgoers : from guild plays to Shakespeare

Author: Janet Hill
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [NY] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The tradition of direct address has little to do with the frequently touted notion of the "fluidity of the Renaissance stage": the point is not that stage characters can talk to the audience but that they actually do reach out to the playgoers and in so doing import aspects of the audience world to the stage. These exchanges appear frequently in late-medieval drama and continue to be crucial stage strategies for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Hill
ISBN: 0773522735 9780773522732
OCLC Number: 47120092
Description: 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Oure plays --
Nonce plays --
I know you all --
Open address in the romances.
Responsibility: Janet Hill.
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A discussion of the long, vital tradition of dialogue between stage and audience from mediaeval, through Tudor, to Jacobean drama. Janet Hill offers insights into techniques of addressing playgoers  Read more...

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