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Chamberlain's Men (Theater company)

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Works: 19 works in 49 publications in 4 languages and 6,813 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  Chronology  Manuscripts 
Classifications: PR3095, 792.094209031
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    The best actors in the world Shakespeare and his acting company by David Grote( file )
    4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,120 libraries worldwide
    "The first book-length study of its kind, this volume investigates Shakespeare as a member of his acting company, dating and casting all the plays they presented from 1594 to 1614, and exploring the effects of actors in his writing." "Grote describes the company's reorganization as the King's Men, which led to the writing of Shakespeare's great tragedies, as well as the trials of the plague years, Shakespeare's retirement from the stage, the development of writers to replace him, and the burning of the Globe." "Much has been written about Shakespeare and a great deal is known about the Elizabethan theater. Yet little has been done to examine Shakespeare in relation to his acting company. This book casts light on Shakespeare's life in drama and the creation and staging of his plays. More precisely than any other work, it establishes the dates for his company's productions, exploring the varied and profound influences actors had on the works of Renaissance dramatists, and giving us a unique look at the man who knew his actors best of all."--Jacket
    Shakespeare's theatre by Peter Thomson( Book )
    6 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
    Reviews of the First Edition ` ... valuable and enjoyable reading for all studying Shakespeare's plays.' Following in the patternestablished by John Russell Brown for the excellent series (Theatre and Production Studies), he provides first an account of Shakespeare's company, then a study of three individual plays Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Macbeth as performed by the company. Peter Thomson writes in a crisp, sharp, enlivening style.' TLS '` ... the best analysis yet of Elizabethan acting practices, excavated form the texts the
    The Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642 by Andrew Gurr( Book )
    7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
    This is the first complete history of the theatre company, created in 1594, which in 1603 became the King's Men. Shakespeare was at the heart of the team of players, who with their successors ran an operation that lasted until the theatres closed in 1642. During these forty-eight years they staged all of Shakespeare's plays, a number of Ben Jonson's, those of Thomas Middleton and John Webster, and almost all of the Beaumont and Fletcher canon. Andrew Gurr provides a comprehensive history of the company's activities. A chapter on their finances explains the unique management system they adopted and two chapters study the fashions in their repertory and the complex relationship with their royal patrons. The six appendixes identify the 98 players who worked in the company, the 167 plays they are known to have owned and performed, as well as the key documents from the company's history. [from Publisher description]
    The pale companion by Philip Gooden( Book )
    6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
    Nick Revill, part of the Elizabethan acting troupe known as the Chamberlin's Men, becomes entngled in a violent family feud when he is hired to perform "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" at a country house near Salisbury
    Owning William Shakespeare : The King's Men and their intellectual property by James J Marino( Book )
    4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
    "Owning William Shakespeare tells the story of early modern drama as intellectual property. It does so with energy, urgency, passion, and originality: it points out details about book history and publication that have never been articulated before, redefining the field in important ways."--Tiffany Stern, University College, Oxford Copyright is by no means the only device for asserting ownership of a work. Some writers, including playwrights in the early modern period, did not even view print copyright as the most important of their authorial rights. A rich vein of recent scholarship has examined the interaction between royal monopolies, which have been identified with later notions of intrinsic authorial ownership, and the internal copy registration practices of the English book trades. Yet this dialogue was but one part of a still more complicated conversation in early modern England, James J. Marino argues: other customs and other sets of professional demands were at least as important, most strikingly in the exercise of the performance rights of plays. In Owning William Shakespeare Marino explores the actors' system of intellectual property as something fundamentally different from the property regimes exercised by the London printers or the royal monopolists. Focusing on Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, and other works, he demonstrates how Shakespeare's acting company asserted ownership of its plays through intense rewriting combined with progressively insistent attribution to Shakespeare. The familiar versions of these plays were created through ongoing revision in the theater, a process that did not necessarily begin with Shakespeare's original manuscript or end when he died. An ascription by the company of any play to Shakespeare did not imply that it was following a fixed, authorial text; rather, Marino writes, it indicates an attempt to maintain exclusive control over a set of open-ended, theatrically revised scripts. Combining theater history, textual studies, and literary theory, Owning William Shakespeare rethinks both the way Shakespeare's plays were created and the way they came to be known as his. It overturns a century of scholarship aimed at re-creating the playwright's lost manuscripts, focusing instead on the way the plays continued to live and grow onstage. --Book Jacket
    All the world's a stage : a novel in five acts by Gretchen Woelfle( Book )
    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
    Twelve-year-old orphan Christopher "Kit" Buckles becomes a stage boy in a London theater in 1598, tries his hand at acting, and later helps build the Globe Theater for playwright William Shakespeare and the Chamberlain's Men acting troupe
    Alms for oblivion by Philip Gooden( Book )
    3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
    Murder turns the table on actor-sleuth Nick Revill in the fourth novel of this popular historical mystery series set in Elizabethan England
    The repertory of Shakespeare's company, 1594-1613 by Roslyn Lander Knutson( Book )
    2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
    Global economics : a history of the theater business, the Chamberlain's/King's Men, and their plays, 1599-1642 by Melissa D Aaron( Book )
    4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
    El compañera pálida by Philip Gooden( Book )
    1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 19 libraries worldwide
    Almas para el olvido by Philip Gooden( Book )
    2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
    Murder turns the table on actor-sleuth Nick Revill in the fourth novel of this popular historical mystery series set in Elizabethan England
    La muerte de los reyes : intrigas y asesinatos Shakespeareanos by Philip Gooden( Book )
    2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
    The political atmosphere in the London of 1601 is fraught with conspiracy and treason, as the aging, childless Queen Elizabeth nears the end of her long reign with no direct heir to the British crown. While the Queen's former favorite, the Earl of Essex, plots to protect her throne, his enemies, believing he plans to seize the royal office for himself, hatch counterplots. Intrigue is rife, rebellion is afoot. The Chamberlain's Men, meanwhile, at the request of one of Essex's supporters, are staging William Shakespeare's Richard II, which recounts a monarch's murder, and Nick Revill finds himself not only performing in a play but also acting as a spy for the government. When some of his closest companions in the cast begin dying in bizarre and unfortunate ways Nick realizes it will soon be curtains for himself unless he can finger the culprit in the company and figure out who is the mastermind behind the Essex rebellion
    Die Verschwörung von London : ein Shakespeare-Roman by J. B Cheaney( Book )
    1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
    Blednyĭ gostʹ by Philip Gooden( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in Russian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
    Shakespeare and the Chamberlain's Men (1594-1603) : a reexamination of the evidence by Christian Bernard Niemeyer( Book )
    1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    Mask of night by Philip Gooden( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    When the Black Death strikes London, all the theatres are closed down by order of the Privy Council. The Chamberlain's Men, the theatre company Nick Revill is part of, takes up an invitation to play in Oxford. However, it seems that the plague has followed them - but not all deaths are as they seem
    Country clowns to city wits : Kempe, Armin, and the development of Shakespeare's fools by Bonnie Colleen Morrison( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    "Scholars have long argued that Lord Chamberlain's Men sharer and leading clown Will Kempe was Replaced by Robert Armin around 1600, and that there was no overlap between Kempe's departure and Armin's arrival. However, reexamining existing evidence shows that there is a possibility that both men worked for the company at the same time. This thesis examines Kempe's and Armin's possible coexistence as members of the Lord Chamberlain's Men through the lens of one of the plays Shakespeare wrote during this transitionary period, Hamlet, and argues that this play, in particular, indicates that Shakespeare, at least, was writing for a future when two different types of clowns could exist in the same play (and the same company)." -- Abstract
    William Shakespeare, servant a study of William Shakespeare, his fellows, his masters, his business rivals, in the years of his service to Henry and George Carey, Lords of Hunsdon, with a discussion of his literary activity in the plague years, 1592-1594 by Edward Mark Slocum( Book )
    in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Unpublished typescript in two binders. Sections entitled: The Lord Chamberlain's servants: the persons concerned; The servants of Henry Carey, first Lord Hunsdon and Lord Chamberlain, June 5, 1594-July 23, 1596; The servants of George Carey, second Lord Hunsdon, July 23, 1596-September 9, 1603, Lord Chamberlain, April 17, 1597-April 6, 1608; William Shakespeare in the plague years 1592-1594; Characteristic of the plague period plays; Shakespeare's plays in the 1592-94 plague years; Love's labour's lost and the character of Walter Raleigh; Love's labour's won; Evidence of fragments of a play written in 1593 in the folio play All's well that ends well; Two gentlemen of Verona; Considerations indicating that As you like it is a play written first in the plague years 1592-1594; Considerations which place As you like it in the sonnet period; Founding of Shakespeare's Lord chamberlain's society; Midsummer night's dream; Hampshire hypothesis for the 1592-1594 years of Shakespeare's life
    To have and to hold : women, property and patriarchy in early London theatre by Alice Daly( Book )
    1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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controlled identity King's Men (Theater company)

Lord Chamberlain's Men (Theater company)
Lord Chamberlain's Servants (Theater company)
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