The Resource Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time : the art of stage playing, John H. Astington

Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time : the art of stage playing, John H. Astington

Label
Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time : the art of stage playing
Title
Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time
Title remainder
the art of stage playing
Statement of responsibility
John H. Astington
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Astington, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2589
LC item number
.A88 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Acting
  • Acting
  • Schauspieler
  • Schauspielkunst
  • Schauspielkunst
  • Schauspielkunst
  • Schauspieler
  • Schauspieler
  • Theater
  • Schauspielkunst
  • Schauspieler
  • Umkreis
  • Actors and acting
  • Actors and acting
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • England
  • England
Label
Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time : the art of stage playing, John H. Astington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-241) and index
Contents
Introduction : the purpose of playing -- Shadows, jests, and counterfeits -- Playing and education -- Apprentices -- Playing many parts -- Players at work -- Conclusion -- Appendix : principal actors 1558-1660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780521140775
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010025719
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)702162039
  • (OCoLC)ocn702162039
Label
Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time : the art of stage playing, John H. Astington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-241) and index
Contents
Introduction : the purpose of playing -- Shadows, jests, and counterfeits -- Playing and education -- Apprentices -- Playing many parts -- Players at work -- Conclusion -- Appendix : principal actors 1558-1660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780521140775
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010025719
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)702162039
  • (OCoLC)ocn702162039

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