English Court Theatre, 1558-1642 by John H. AstingtonEnglish Court Theatre, 1558-1642 by John H. Astington

English Court Theatre, 1558-1642

byJohn H. Astington

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Several famous playwrights of the Elizabethan and Stuart periods, including Shakespeare, wrote for open-air public theaters and also for the private, indoor theaters at the palaces at which the Court resided. The author draws as full a picture as he can of the royal theaters used at courts, the physical and aesthetic conditions under which actors worked in them, and the composition and conduct of court audiences. The book includes an appendix that lists all known court performances of plays and masques between 1558 and 1642.
Title:English Court Theatre, 1558-1642Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521030064

ISBN - 13:9780521030069


Table of Contents

List of illustrations and acknowledgements; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The royal administration; 2. Royal palaces; 3. Royal theatres; 4. Artists and artisans; 5. Royal audiences; 6. Royal occasions; Conclusion; Appendix: performances at court 1558-1642; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is written in a clear and meticulous style, and it is filled with important information concerning the physical and aesthetic aspects of court theater." Sixteenth Century Journal