Shakespeare's Two Playhouses Repertory and Theatre Space at the Globe and the Blackfriars, 1599–1613

Dustagheer, Sarah (2017) Shakespeare's Two Playhouses Repertory and Theatre Space at the Globe and the Blackfriars, 1599–1613. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 236 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-19016-0. E-ISBN 978-1-316-99687-4. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316996874) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In what ways did playwrights like Shakespeare respond to the two urban locations of the Globe and the Blackfriars? What was the effect of their different acoustic and visual experiences on actors and audiences? What did the labels 'public' for the Globe and 'private' for the Blackfriars, actually mean in practice? Sarah Dustagheer offers the first in-depth, comparative analysis of the performance conditions of the two sites. This engaging study examines how the social, urban, sensory and historical characteristics of these playhouses affected dramatists, audiences and actors. Each chapter provides new interpretations of seminal King's Men's works written as the company began to perform in both settings, including The Alchemist, The Tempest and Henry VIII. Presenting a rich and compelling account of the two early modern theatres, the book also suggests fresh insights into recent contemporary productions at Shakespeare's Globe, London and the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1655 Drama
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theatre
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Sarah Dustagheer
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2017 18:46 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2017 10:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64786 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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