The Resource Jacobean public theatre, Alexander Leggatt

Jacobean public theatre, Alexander Leggatt

Label
Jacobean public theatre
Title
Jacobean public theatre
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Leggatt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The public playhouses of Jacobean London, and the popular drama they produced, were a vital part of English theatre history. Yet this work has too often been neglected by conventional literary criticism. Jacobean Public Theatre recovers this vigorous popular drama for the modern reader by presenting the plays not as literary texts, but as scripts and using them to examine contemporary acting, production and performance values. The imaginative use of spectacle, the social meaning of theatrical gesture, the close proximity of actor and spectator, the shared moral and political values, made theatregoing at these playhouses a highly communal experience
  • In addition to its close study of popular dramaturgy and performance conventions, Jacobean Public Theatre surveys the nature of the popular audience, its culture and its contribution to the performance. It concludes with a close examination of four major plays, including King Lear, which emerges in an unexpected light as a play that draws creatively on the conventions of popular theatre. This book should stimulate fresh thinking about the nature of the theatrical occasion. It will appeal to students of literature, drama, theatre history and popular culture
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
792/.09421/09032
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2596.L6
LC item number
L37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theatre production studies
Label
Jacobean public theatre, Alexander Leggatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index
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  • net
Contents
Pt. I. Playhouses and audiences. 1. Playhouses, Stages and Performances. The older playhouses. The Boar's Head. The Globe. The Fortune. The Red Bull. The Hope. Stages. Performances. 2. The Audiences and Their Culture. The popular audience. Popular culture. The theatrical occasion -- Pt. II. Popular dramaturgy. 3. Production Values. Using the stage. Dressing the stage. Stage pictures. Devils and fireworks. Stage fighting. 4. Acting Values. Actor, role and audience. Actors at work. Boy actors. The Clown. 5. Telling the Story. The eclectic occasion. Shaping the action. Generalizing the experience. The failure of The White Devil -- Pt. III. Plays. 6. The Fair Maid of the West. 7. The Honest Whore. 8. If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody. 9. The True Chronicle History of King Lear
Control code
000008685740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 222 p.
Isbn
9780415010481
Lccn
91047105
Other physical details
ill.
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.b22078939
System control number
ebl8685740

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