Shakespeare in the Theatre The King s Men

Reconsidering casting and acting styles, staging and playing venues, audience response, influence and popularity, and local, national and international politics, the book presents case-studies of performances of Macbeth, The Tempest, The ...

Shakespeare in the Theatre  The King s Men

Created when James I granted royal patronage to the former Chamberlain's Men in 1603, the King's Men were the first playing company to exercise a transformative influence on Shakespeare's plays. Not only did Shakespeare write his plays with them in mind, but they were also the first group to revive his plays, and the first to have them revised, either by Shakespeare himself or by other dramatists after his retirement. Drawing on theatre history, performance studies, cultural history and book history, Shakespeare in the Theatre: The King's Men reappraises the company as theatre artists, analysing in detail the performance practices, cultural contexts and political pressures that helped to shape and reshape Shakespeare's plays between 1603 and 1642. Reconsidering casting and acting styles, staging and playing venues, audience response, influence and popularity, and local, national and international politics, the book presents case-studies of performances of Macbeth, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Richard II, Henry VIII, Othello and Pericles alongside a broader reappraisal of the repertory of the company and the place of Shakespeare's plays within it.

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Shakespeare in the Theatre: The King's Men
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Lucy Munro
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-16 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Created when James I granted royal patronage to the former Chamberlain's Men in 1603, the King's Men were the first playing company to exercise a transformative influence on Shakespeare's plays. Not only did Shakespeare write his plays with them in mind, but they were also the first group to revive
The King's Men
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Lucy Munro
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

"Created when James I granted royal patronage to the former Chamberlain's Men in 1603, the King's Men were the first playing company to exercise a transformative influence on Shakespeare's plays. Not only did Shakespeare write his plays with them in mind, but they were also the first group to revive
The Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Andrew Gurr, Professor of English Andrew Gurr
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04-15 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first complete history of the theater company in which Shakespeare acted and which staged all his plays. Created in 1594, the company became the King's Men in 1603 and ran for forty-eight years up to the closure of 1642. Andrew Gurr provides a study of the company's
Costumes and Scripts in the Elizabethan Theatres
Language: en
Pages: 353
Authors: Jean MacIntyre
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: University of Alberta

This book examines the ways in which costumes were acquired and used in conjunction with the repertory of the principal London acting companies, mainly during the years 1594-1621.
Aspects of History and Class Consciousness
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Istvan Meszaros
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-31 - Publisher: Routledge

The various contributions in this book, originally published in 1971, discuss many aspects of the complex subject of history and class consciousness, and the themes that are dealt with are all inter-related. The papers range from history and sociology, through political theory and philosophy, to art criticism and literary criticism.