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Travelling Players in Shakespeare's England is the first 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. Following chapters focus on playing practices and performances in the spaces used as temporary theatres by touring actors (such a town halls and country houses). 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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