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The culture of playgoing in Shakespeare's England : a collaborative debate

Author: Anthony B Dawson; Paul Edward Yachnin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How was the experience of watching a play influenced by practices beyond the walls of the playhouse, and what were the broader social and historical implications of the culture of playgoing? The book sets out to answer such questions. Interested first in what happened within the playhouse itself, the authors focus on the person of the actor, on stage props, visual pleasure and audience behaviour. At the same time,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony B Dawson; Paul Edward Yachnin
ISBN: 0521800161 9780521800167
OCLC Number: 44811880
Description: x, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Paul Yachnin and Anthony B. Dawson --
Performance and participation / Anthony Dawson --
The populuxe theatre ; Eye to eye opposed / Paul Yachnin --
The distracted globe / Anthony Dawson --
Magical properties / Paul Yachnin --
Props, pleasure, and idolatry ; The arithmetic of memory / Anthony Dawson --
The house of fame / Paul Yachnin --
Afterword / Paul Yachnin and Anthony Dawson.
Responsibility: Anthony B. Dawson and Paul Yachnin.
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This book discusses the relationship between playgoing and the social and cultural life of Shakespeare's England. The debate structure of the book makes it unique and the authors' lively attacks and  Read more...

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'This study of theatre and drama in relation to the culture of Shakespeare's time is intellectually sophisticated, historically informed and engagingly written. Thoroughly up to date in its Read more...

 
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