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In The Rise of the Common Player, Professor Bradbrook relates the rise of the men's acting companies in London during the second half of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the rise of poetic drama, and the emergence of an informed public. Four leading figures are studied in detail: Robert Laneham, Richard Tarlton, Robert Wilson and Edward Alleyn. The role of the boy players is the subject of separate consideration, and finally the private entertainments of the court are discussed, comparison being drawn between them and the Christmas revels at the university and the inns of court. This book was first published by Cambridge University Press in 1979. It is one of the most complete accounts of a development important both for literature and social history.
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- Date Published: September 1979
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521295277
- length: 326 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.42kg
- availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2013
Table of Contents
List of plates
Notes on the badges and armorial bearings
Arms and badges
Part I. Players and Society:
1. From minstrel to comedian, the actor's art, 1300–1572
2. The new estate. Social status of the common player in London, 1559–1603, the rise of Leicester's Men and the founding of the theatre
3. Attack and defence, 1557–1615, and the rise of the player–poets
4. The creation of the common audience
5. The poet's art and the player's quality, the integration of drama and the rise of tragedy
Part II. Common Players, 1575–1600:
6. Leicester's men at Kenilworth, Laneham's letter. Afterword, 1978
7. The Queen's livery, Richard Tarlton
8. The Queen's livery, Robert Wilson
9. Master of the Royal Game, Edward Alleyn
Part III. Household Players, 1574–1606:
10. The livery and the surplice, the rise and fall of the choristers' theatres in London, 1574–1606
Part IV. All the World's a Stage, 1559–1607:
11. Drama as offering
the Queen's summers welcomes and Christmas revels
12. The private audience, collegiate revels at the university
Table of dates, 1558–1616
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