Anthony Munday and Civic Culture

Theatre, History, and Power in Early Modern London : 1580-1633

Author: Tracey Hill

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

View: 708

This is a full-scale study of a fascinating but hitherto neglected author set in the context of the city where he was born, lived and worked. Munday was a contemporary of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Dekker, among others. This study of his diverse works throws fresh light on our understanding of this significant period. A wide range of Munday's texts are explored in depth, including plays, original prose works, translations, Lord Mayor's Shows, and his editions of John Stow's Survey of London. Hill explores historical sources as well as literary texts and the book will appeal to students and scholars of both early modern literature and history as well as to cultural geographers.

John a Kent and John a Cumber

A Comedy

Author: Anthony Munday

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC



Page: 212

View: 406

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1851 Edition.

Shakespeare and Dramatic Tradition

Essays in Honor of S.F. Johnson

Author: Samuel Frederick Johnson

Publisher: University of Delaware Press


Category: Drama

Page: 307

View: 466

Eighteen new essays by respected critics on Shakespeare and his dramatic antecedents, contemporaries, and successors, offering an up-to-date survey-history of Renaissance theater and examples of scholarly and critical methodology.

Shakespeare and the Admiral's Men

Reading across Repertories on the London Stage, 1594–1600

Author: Tom Rutter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Drama

Page: 243

View: 831

This book examines the two-way influence between Shakespeare and his company's main competitors in the 1590s, the Admiral's Men. Providing a valuable addition to the thriving field of repertory studies, it offers new insights into Shakespeare's development as well as readings of important, sometimes neglected plays by his contemporaries.

Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays

Author: Lawrence Manley

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: History

Page: 488

View: 158

For a brief period in the late Elizabethan Era an innovative company of players dominated the London stage. A fellowship of dedicated thespians, Lord Strange’s Men established their reputation by concentrating on “modern matter” performed in a spectacular style, exploring new modes of impersonation, and deliberately courting controversy. Supported by their equally controversial patron, theater connoisseur and potential claimant to the English throne Ferdinando Stanley, the company included Edward Alleyn, considered the greatest actor of the age, as well as George Bryan, Thomas Pope, Augustine Phillips, William Kemp, and John Hemings, who later joined William Shakespeare and Richard Burbage in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Though their theatrical reign was relatively short lived, Lord Strange’s Men helped to define the dramaturgy of the period, performing the plays of Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd, and others with their own distinctive flourish. Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean offer the first complete account of the troupe and its enormous influence on Elizabethan theater. Seamlessly blending theater history and literary criticism, the authors paint a lively portrait of a unique community of performing artists, their intellectual ambitions and theatrical innovations, their business practices, and their fearless engagements with the politics and religion of their time.

Shakespeare's Professional Skills

Author: Neville Coghill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 117

Professor Coghill examines Shakespeare's work, not as poet, but as dramatist.