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Theatre and performance on the English stage

Author: J L Styan
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The English Stage tells the story of drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. With a wide sweep of coverage, John Styan analyses the key  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J L Styan
ISBN: 0521553989 9780521553988 0521556368 9780521556361
OCLC Number: 232678890
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. Medieval drama, secular and religious; 2. The early morality play; 3. The Tudor interlude; 4. The Elizabethan theatre; 5. Marlowe's stagecraft; 6. Shakespeare's practice; 7. Ben Jonson's comic stagecraft; 8. The court masque; 9. Jacobean experiment: exploring the form; 10. The Restoration stage; 11. The Georgian theatre; 12. The Victorian theatre; 13. Bernard Shaw and his stage practice; 14. Twentieth-century developments and variations.
Responsibility: J.L. Styan.

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"...very informative....provides extremely helpful accounts of the various nonverbal aspects of dramatic performance in the early modern theater." Studies in English Literature

 
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