9780199569311

Shakespeare in Company

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199569311

  • ISBN 10:

    0199569312

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/06/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

How did Shakespeare's working conditions affect his artistic development? Shakespeare in Company is the first book systematically to address that question, charting a series of changes in the theatrical marketplace from 1592 to 1614. Its central thesis is that the formation of the Chamberlain's Men had a transformative effect on Shakespeare's writing. Based on research into hundreds of manuscripts and plays by contemporaries, the book gives a powerfulaccount of the influence of actors such as Kemp, Armin, and Burbage, not simply on individual characters in Shakespeare's drama, but on the structure of his plays as a whole. It examines other writers, including Marlowe, Jonson, and Fletcher, and offers a new account of the place of co-authorship in theplaywright's career. An original picture thus emerges of Shakespeare as a theatrical collaborator, investor, poet, and performer on the English stage.

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