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Description - Travelling Players in Shakespeare's England by Siobhan Keenan

This is an extended study of the touring practices and performances of Elizabethan and Jacobean travelling players. It opens with a general introduction to the lively, competitive world of professional touring theatre. The following chapters focus on playing practices and performances in the spaces used as temporary theatres by touring actors (such as town halls and country houses), and the final chapter looks at the decline of this important theatrical tradition in the 1620s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333968208
ISBN-10: 0333968204
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 266
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Siobhan Keenan

SIOBHAN KEENAN is a Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has published articles on Renaissance drama and the new Globe theatre and edited Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.

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