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Theatre, community, and civic engagement in Jacobean London

Author: Mark Bayer
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2011.
Series: Studies in theatre history and culture.
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℗¡Taking to heart Thomas Heywood’s claim that plays “persuade men to humanity and good life, instruct them in civility and good manners, showing them the fruits of honesty, and the end of villainy,” Mark Bayer’s captivating new study argues that the early modern London theatre was an important community institution whose influence extended far beyond its economic, religious, educational, and  Read more...
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Bayer, Mark, 1973-
Theatre, community, and civic engagement in Jacobean London.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011010708
(OCoLC)708648192
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bayer
ISBN: 9781609380403 1609380401
OCLC Number: 753736581
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 258 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction: Theatre and social capital --
Rethinking city and suburb --
The public theatres and their communities --
Religious communities at London's northern playhouses --
The spectacle of history at the Red Bull --
The Clerkenwell riot and its aftermath --
Epilogue: After 1642.
Series Title: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Responsibility: Mark Bayer.

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℗¡Taking to heart Thomas Heywood’s claim that plays “persuade men to humanity and good life, instruct them in civility and good manners, showing them the fruits of honesty, and the end of villainy,” Mark Bayer’s captivating new study argues that the early modern London theatre was an important community institution whose influence extended far beyond its economic, religious, educational, and entertainment contributions. Bayer concentrates not on the theatres where Shakespeare’s plays were performed but on two important amphitheatres, the Fortune and the Red Bull, t.

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