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

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

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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
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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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time : the art of stage playing, John H. Astington, (electronic resource)
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Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time : the art of stage playing, John H. Astington, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: The purpose of playing; 1. Shadows, jests, and counterfeits; 2. Playing and education; 3. Apprentices; 4. Playing many parts; 5. Players at work; 6. Conclusion; Appendix. Principal actors 1558-1660; Bibliography
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Extent
vii, 252 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

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