Children of the Queen's Revels

A Jacobean Theatre Repertory

Author: Lucy Munro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Drama

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This book provides a detailed study of the Children of the Queen's Revels, the most enduring and influential of the Jacobean children's companies. Between 1603 and 1613 the Queen's Revels staged plays by Francis Beaumont, George Chapman, John Fletcher, Ben Jonson, John Marston and Thomas Middleton, all of whom were at their most innovative when writing for this company. Combining theatre history and critical analysis, this study provides a history of the Children of the Queen's Revels, and an account of their repertory. It examines the 'biography' of the company - demonstrating the involvement in dramatic production of dramatists, shareholders, patrons, audiences and actors alike, and reappraising issues such as management, performance style and audience composition - before exploring their groundbreaking practices in comedy, tragicomedy and tragedy. The book also includes five documentary appendices detailing the plays, people and performances of the Queen's Revels Company.

The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States

Author: American Film Institute

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 936

View: 881

After more than fifteen years, this initial volume of the American Film Institute Catalog series is again in print. The 1920s set covers the important filmmaking period when "movies" became "talkies," and the careers of many influential directors and actors were launched. Films such as Wings, The Phantom of the Opera, All Quiet on the Western Front, and The Jazz Singer are included in this volume. After more than fifteen years, this initial volume of the American Film Institute Catalog series is again in print. The 1920s set covers the important filmmaking period when "movies" became "talkies," and the careers of many influential directors and actors were launched. Films such as Wings, The Phantom of the Opera, All Quiet on the Western Front, and The Jazz Singer are included in this volume.

Henry of Lancaster's Expedition to Aquitaine, 1345-1346

Military Service and Professionalism in the Hundred Years War

Author: Nicholas A. Gribit

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

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Category: History

Page: 392

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First full-length study of the campaigns led by Henry of Lancaster in Aquitaine, including a detailed biographical study of the individuals involved.

A Case for Solomon

Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation

Author: Tal McThenia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: History

Page: 436

View: 725

Discusses a famous 1912 real-life drama, in which a young boy, believed to be kidnapped, was returned to his wealthy parents by the courts, with the case only solved in 2004 when DNA testing proved that he was not the kidnapped child.