9780521140775-0521140773-Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage Playing

Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage Playing

ISBN-13: 9780521140775
ISBN-10: 0521140773
Author: Astington, John H.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 260 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521140775
ISBN-10: 0521140773
Author: Astington, John H.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 260 pages

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Acknowledged authors Astington, John H. wrote Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage Playing comprising 260 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521140773 and 9780521140775. Since then Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage Playing textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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John Astington brings the acting style of the Shakespearean period to life, describing and analyzing the art of the player in the English professional theater between Richard Tarlton and Thomas Betterton. The book pays close attention to the cultural context of stage playing, the critical language used about it, and the kinds of training and professional practice employed in the theater at various times over the course of roughly one hundred years - 1558-1660. Perfect for courses, this up-to-date survey takes into account recent discoveries about actors and their social networks, about apprenticeship and company affiliations, and about playing outside the major center of theater, London. Astington considers the educational tradition of playing, in schools, universities, legal inns, and choral communities, in comparison to the work of the professional players. A comprehensive biographical dictionary of all major professional players of the Shakespearean period is included as a handy reference guide.

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