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Author Astington, John.

Title Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time [electronic resource] : the art of stage playing / John H. Astington.

Imprint Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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Description vii, 252 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction: The purpose of playing; 1. Shadows, jests, and counterfeits; 2. Playing and education; 3. Apprentices; 4. Playing many parts; 5. Players at work; 6. Conclusion; Appendix. Principal actors 1558-1660; Bibliography.
Summary "John Astington brings the acting style of the Shakespearean period to life, describing and analysing the art of the player in the English professional theatre between Richard Tarlton and Thomas Betterton. The book pays close attention to the cultural context of stage playing, the critical language used about it, and the kinds of training and professional practice employed in the theatre at various times over the course of roughly one hundred years - 1558-1660. Perfect for courses, this up-to-date survey takes into account recent discoveries about actors and their social networks, about apprenticeship and company affiliations, and about playing outside the major centre of theatre, London. Astington considers the educational tradition of playing, in schools, universities, legal inns, and choral communities, in comparison to the work of the professional players. A comprehensive biographical dictionary of all major professional players of the Shakespearean period is included as a handy reference guide"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- To 1625.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- England.
Theater -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Acting -- History -- 16th century.
Acting -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780521149778
9780521192507
9781139781664 (e-book)

 
    
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