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Actors' Parts  

Tiffany Stern

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
When Quince first meets his actors in A Midsummer Night's Dream, he tells them who they will be playing and a little about their fictional characters. He also distributes to the actors ... More

Adult and Boy Playing Companies 1625–1642  

Martin Butler

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
Despite the fact that the London theatre companies were suspended from playing by order of Parliament in September 1642, an inhibition that lasted (with minor infractions) down to 1660, ... More

Adult Playing Companies 1583–1593  

Sally-Beth MacLean

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
Two pivotal events bookend the decade 1583–1593 in Elizabethan theatre history. In March 1582 to 1583, the careers of several leading acting companies were disrupted by the formation of a ... More

Adult Playing Companies 1593–1603  

Roslyn L. Knutson

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
By any measure, 1593 was a very bad year for the playhouse business in England. The late summer outbreak of plague in 1592 continued in the suburbs of London. Adult playing companies took ... More

Adult Playing Companies 1603–1613  

Tom Rutter

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
The year 1603 ushered in a new chapter in the history of early modern theatre companies in England. First, it marks the end of one reign and the beginning of another: Elizabeth died on ... More

Adult Playing Companies 1613–1625  

James J. Marino

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
On June 29, 1613, at the first performance of William Shakespeare and John Fletcher's All Is True, the Globe playhouse burned to the ground. The destruction of this iconic theatre might be ... More

Adult Playing Companies to 1583  

W. R. Streitberger

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
In March 1583, Elizabeth I's Principal Secretary, Sir Francis Walsingham, asked Edmond Tilney, then Master of the Revels, to choose a new company of players to serve under the Queen's ... More

Archives and Anecdotes  

Paul Menzer

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
‘Archives and Anecdotes’ pursues a historical syntax that can parse both words, since the two have traditionally been understood to exercise independently if not to outright antagonize one ... More

Aristotelian Criticism in Sixteenth-Century England  

Micha Lazarus

Aristotle’s Poetics has been thought to be inaccessible or misunderstood in sixteenth-century England, but this inherited assumption has drifted far from the primary evidence and lagged ... More

Baroque Tragedy  

Blair Hoxby

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Jul 2019
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Oct 2018
Tragedy is central to the Baroque because it explores the powers and limitations of sovereign will; because the changeable fortune and wretched suffering of its illustrious persons can ... More

Becoming-Indian  

Jonathan Gil Harris

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Dec 2013
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Jun 2017
This chapter examines how travellers to the New World and to India made sense of their encounters by framing them specifically in reference to the performance techniques and even the ... More

The Boy Companies 1599–1613  

Mary Bly

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
The years 1599–1613 were the heyday of boy theatre companies: the decade in which they occasionally triumphed over adult companies and frequently performed some of the best plays available ... More

Cambridge Drama in the Late Tudor and Early Stuart Periods  

Dana F. Sutton

The launch of the London professional theater saw English academic drama quickly gravitate into the orbit of the popular stage and it catered to much the same audience tastes and ... More

Can the Subaltern Sing?: Liz White’s  

Courtney Lehmann

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
Completed in 1966, Liz White’s Othello is the first and only Shakespeare film directed by a black woman, as well as the first cinematic adaptation of a Shakespeare play to feature an ... More

Captive Shakespeare  

Ton Hoenselaars

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
This chapter considers productions of Shakespeare’s plays put on in captivity, especially during the First and Second World Wars. It studies the phenomenon of productions of the plays ... More

Christopher Beeston: His Property and Properties  

Eva Griffith

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on a character from theatre history — Christopher Beeston — an actor who once belonged to William Shakespeare's company but who later both joined and, most ... More

The City of London and the Theatre  

Ian W. Archer

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
The subject of the city of London's regulation of the theatre has been well served by historians and critics. Most of the relevant documents are in print, the editors of successive volumes ... More

Court Theatre  

John H. Astington

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
Since the reign of Queen Elizabeth's father, Henry VIII, Whitehall, next to the older medieval palace of Westminster, had become the chief royal seat. William Shakespeare and his fellow ... More

The Court, the Master of the Revels, and the Players  

Richard Dutton

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores the players' relationship with the Master of the Revels and the court and suggests that the call to perform at court was always of more professional significance than ... More

‘Deared by Being Lacked’: The Realist Legacy and the Art of Failure in Shakespearean Performance  

Roberta Barker

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
Though it has been much criticized by theatre artists and scholars, the legacy of theatrical realism and naturalism continues to shape contemporary Shakespearean performance. If realist ... More

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