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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

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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
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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Astington, John
Dewey number
792.0942/09031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Acting
  • Acting
Label
Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time : the art of stage playing, John H. Astington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 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
Control code
ocn963274171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139781664
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963274171
Label
Actors and acting in Shakespeare's time : the art of stage playing, John H. Astington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 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
Control code
ocn963274171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139781664
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963274171

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