A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642 by Alan C. DessenA Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642 by Alan C. Dessen

A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642

byAlan C. Dessen, Leslie Thomson

Hardcover | November 13, 1999

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This dictionary, the first of its kind, defines and explains over 900 terms found in the stage directions of plays for the professional stage written by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The authors draw on a database of over 22,000 stage directions drawn from around 500 plays. Each entry defines a term, gives examples of how it is used, cites additional instances, and gives cross-references to other relevant entries. This will be an indispensable work of reference for scholars, historians, directors and actors.
Title:A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642Format:HardcoverDimensions:306 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.87 inPublished:November 13, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521552508

ISBN - 13:9780521552509

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; User's guide; Dictionary of stage directions; Terms by category; Plays and editions cited; Selected bibliography.

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