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Andrew Gurr's classic account of Shakespeare's historical audience assembles evidence from the writings of the time to describe the physical, social and mental conditions of playgoing. In addition to revising and adding new material which has emerged since the second edition, Gurr develops new sections about points of special interest. Fifty new entries have been added to the list of playgoers and a dozen new quotations about the experience of playgoing. Second Edition Hb (1996): 0-521-58014-5 Second Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-57449-8Read more
- Third edition of the most authoritative study of playgoing in Shakespeare's time
- Full of meticulously recorded information, both in words and pictures
- As well as revising and adding new material which has emerged since the second edition in 1996, Gurr develops new sections about points of special interest
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"...a staple in Shakespeare studies. Essential." P.D. Nelsen, Marlboro College, CHOICESee more reviews
"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
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: July 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521543224
- length: 360 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.53kg
- contains: 22 b/w illus.
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
2. Physical conditions
3. Social composition
4. Mental composition
5. The evolution of tastes
Appendix 1: Playgoers 1567–1642
Appendix 2: References to playgoing.
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