Synopses & Reviews
This collection brings together a group of distinguished and original theater historians engaged in rethinking the nature of early modern theater history as a discipline. Whether focusing on the relation between scripts and performance practice, the structure of theatrical companies, the social dimensions of drama, or the archaeology of the stage, all are concerned with basic questions of evidence and interpretation, and offer significant, and often startling, revisions of our view of the early modern theater.
About the Author
Peter D. Holland
is the McMeel Family Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television and Theater at the University of Notre Dame. Stephen Orgel
is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations * Series Introduction: Redefining British Theatre History * Notes on Contributors * Introduction: A View from the Stage--S.Orgel * PART I: QUESTIONS OF EVIDENCE * Henslowe's Rose/Shakespeare's Globe--R.A.Foakes * Masks, Mimes and Miracles: Medieval English Theatricality and its Illusions--R.Beadle * Theatre without Drama: Reading REED
--P.Holland * PART II: INTERROGATING DATA * A New Theater Historicism--A.Gurr * Staging Evidence--A.B.Dawson * PART III: WHAT IS A PLAY? * Drama in the Archives: Recognizing Medieval Plays--C.Sponsler * E/loco/com/motion--B.R.Smith * Re-patching the Play--T.Stern * PART IV: WOMEN'S WORK * Slanderous Aesthetics and the Woman Writer: The Case of Hole v. White--C.Sale * Labors Lost: Women's Work and Early Modern Theatrical Commerce--N.Korda * The Sharer and His Boy: Rehearsing Shakespeare's Women--S.McMillin * Index