Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
For almost forty years The Shakespearean Stage has been considered the liveliest, most reliable and most entertaining overview of Shakespearean theatre in its own time. It is the only authoritative book that describes all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama in one volume: the acting companies and their practices, the playhouses, the staging and the audiences. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition contains fresh materials about how specific plays by Shakespeare were first staged, and provides new information about the companies that staged them and their playhouses. The book incorporates everything that has been discovered in recent years about the early modern stage, including the archaeology of the Rose and the Globe. Also included is an invaluable appendix, listing all the plays known to have been performed at particular playhouses and by specific companies.Read more
- Updated and thoroughly revised fourth edition ensures the continuing reputation of this book as the definitive guide to the original staging of Shakespearean drama
- Packed with quotations and illustrations, the book provides undergraduates with all they need to know about staging conditions in Shakespeare's day
- Contains an invaluable appendix listing all the plays performed at a particular playhouse, the playing company and date of performance
Reviews & endorsements
'Here is a concise, compact, well-organised guide to the premises, practices and finances of the actors; I cannot imagine a handier labour-saving device for the student who has been recommended to read far more than he has time for.' DramaSee more reviews
'Gurr's book is admirable in the way it condenses a great deal of technical information into a readable and judicious account. Gurr writes graciously, has a gift for piquant illustration, and provides us with generous quotations from essential documents …' David Bevington, Shakespeare Quarterly
'The appearance of this fourth, revised edition will place new generations of enquiring readers in Andrew Gurr's debt. Gurr's command of many areas of early modern literary and theatrical scholarship ensures that his concise survey of Shakespeare's theatre remains unparalleled in the field.' John H. Astington, University of Toronto
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Edition: 4th Edition
- Date Published: April 2009
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521509817
- length: 360 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.7kg
- contains: 43 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. The companies
3. The players
4. The playhouses
5. The staging
6. The audiences
Appendix: a select list of plays and their playhouses.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×