Elizabethan Popular Theatre: Plays in Performance

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Psychology Press, Dec 23, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 234 pages

Elizabethan Popular Theatre surveys the Golden Age of English popular theatre: the 1590s, the age of Marlowe and the young Shakespeare. The book describes the staging practices, performance conditions and acting techniques of the period, focusing on five popular dramas: The Spanish Tragedy, Mucedorus, Edward II, Doctor Faustus and Titus Andronicus, as well as providing a comprehensive history of a variety of contemporary playhouse stages, performances, and players.

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Contents

Playhouses and stages
9
Performances
42
Players and playing
70
architectonic design
101
the exploitation of convention
129
ritual shows
160
strange images of death
186
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