Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (Paperback)
  • Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (Paperback)
zoom

Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (Paperback)

(author)
£28.99
Paperback 360 Pages / Published: 10/06/2004
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
This is a newly revised edition of Andrew Gurr's classic account of the people for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays. Gurr assembles evidence from the writings of the time to describe the physical structure of the playhouses, the services provided in the auditorium, the cost of a ticket and a cushion, the size of the crowds, the smells, the pickpockets, and the collective feelings generated by the plays. As well as revising and adding new material which has emerged since the second edition, Gurr develops new sections. He considers the difference between Shakespearean and modern thinking about early staging, the complex historical process which established the permanent playhouses, and the development of a distinctly different acting style in the open-air playhouses from that of the indoor halls. Fifty new entries have been added to the list of playgoers and there are a dozen fresh quotations about the experience of playgoing.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543224
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 226 x 150 x 25 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...a staple in Shakespeare studies. Essential." P.D. Nelsen, Marlboro College, CHOICE
"This amusing glimpse into the habits of the London audiences, and the use to which Gurr puts it, are characteristic of his informative study." The Times Literary Supplement

You may also be interested in...

To the Actor
Added to basket
Contemporary Monologues for Women
Added to basket
Classical Monologues for Women
Added to basket
The Excellent Audition Guide
Added to basket
The Cambridge Introduction to Comedy
Added to basket
The Golden Rules of Acting
Added to basket
Theatre Studies: The Basics
Added to basket
Michael Chekhov's Acting Technique
Added to basket
Respect for Acting
Added to basket
£17.99
Hardback
Shakespeare Monologues for Women
Added to basket
How Musicals Work
Added to basket
Theatre and Race
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader
Added to basket
An Actor Prepares
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.