The rise of the common player; a study of actor and society in Shakespeare's England.


Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1962.

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Subjects Acting -- History -- 16th century.
Acting -- History -- 17th century.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Relations with actors.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- England.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- To 1625.
Theater -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Description 320 pages illustrations 23 cm
Copyright Date 1962.
Notes Bound in maroon cloth over boards; spine printed in blue and gold; SPEC copy has; red, white, and yellow dust-jacket; ms. note on front free endpaper by McManaway: "Gift of the publisher. I read galley proofs of the english edition for H.U.P. and recommended acceptance for publication in U.S.A. 9-19-61."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From minstrel to comedian; the actor's art, 1300-1572 -- The new estate. Social status of the common player in London, 1559-1603; the rise of Leicester's Men, and the founding of the theatre -- Attack and defence, 1577-1615; and the rise of the player-poets -- The creation of the common audience -- The poet's art and the player's quality; the integration of drama and the rise of tragedy -- Leicester's Men at Kenilworth; Laneham's letter -- The queen's livery; Richard Tarlton -- The queen's livery; Robert Wilson -- Master of the royal game; Edward Alleyn -- The livery and the surplice; the rise and fall of the choristers' theatres in London, 1574-1606 -- Drama as offering; the queen's summer welcomes and Christmas revels -- The private audience; collegiate revels at the university.
Geographic Area England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)331114
(OCoLC)ocm00331114
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Bradbrook, M. C. 1909-1993.
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