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    DescriptionA reissue of the E. K. Chambers's seminal four-volume account of the private, public, and court stages, together with other forms of drama and spectacle surviving from earlier times, from the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth until the death of Shakespeare. Haled in its day as a comprehensive compendium of 'practically all the discoverable evidence upon the various parts of the subject, collected, weighed, sorted, classified and built up with immense care into a logical and beautiful structure' (New Statesman), the work is still much consulted by by today's scholars and historians. From the author's Preface: 'My First Book is devoted to a description, perhaps disproportionate, of the Elizabethan Court, and of the ramifications in pageant and progress, tilt and mask, of that instinct for spectacular mimesis, which the Renaissance inherited from the Middle Ages, and of which the drama is itself the most important manifestation. The Second Book gives an account of the settlement of the players in London, of their conflict, backed by the Court, with the tendencies of Puritanism, and of the place which they ultimately found in the monarchical polity. To the Third and Fourth belong the more pedestrian task of following in detail the fortunes of the individual playing companies and the individual theatres, with such fulness and the available records permit. The Fifth deals with the surviving plays, not in their literary aspect, which lies outside my plan, but as documents helping to throw light upon the history of the institution which produced them.'


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    Title
    The Elizabethan Stage: Volume 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) E. K. Chambers
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 223 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 902 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199567492
    ISBN 10: 0199567492
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC subject category V2: DSBD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: AN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    BIC subject category V2: DSG, DSGS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15740
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PER011020
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 792.09420903
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 792.094209031
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DSBD, ATD, DSBC
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-E
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MD
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    17 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    The four volumes of Sir Edmund (E. K.) Chambers's The Elizabethan Stage, first published in 1923, remain a necessary cornerstone of the library of any scholar concerned with the theatre and drama of the age of Shakespeare. No one before him had compiled so comprehensive and meticulous a study of the basic documents relating to court performances, to state control of the theatrical profession, to individual theatre companies and their personnel, to the playhouses themselves, the dramatists and their individual works, the anonymous and even the lost plays. Though inevitably superseded in some respects by later research these volumes remain an essential resource for students of the most important era of our theatre history. Stanley Wells, CBE
    Table of contents
    VOLUME II ; BOOK III: THE COMPANIES ; XII. INTRODUCTION: THE BOY COMPANIES ; XIII. THE ADULT COMPANIES ; XIV. INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES ; XV. ACTORS ; BOOK IV: THE PLAY-HOUSES ; XVI. INTRODUCTION: THE PUBLIC THEATRES ; XVII. THE PRIVATE THEATRES ; XVIII. THE STRUCTURE AND CONDUCT OF THEATRES