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Rehearsal in Shakespeare’s Theatre

Tiffany Stern

in Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229727
eISBN:
9780191696367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229727.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores rehearsal from the establishment of the early professional theatre to its closure, covering roughly the years 1570–1640. It attempts to determine the amount of rehearsal likely ... More


Investing in the Arts

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the role played by entrepreneurs and investors in funding and operating new public theaters in provincial France. More specifically, it considers those who paid for playhouses, ... More


Designing the Civic Playhouse

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the role played by municipal governments in designing new civic playhouses in eighteenth-century France. It argues that municipal authorities were central participants in ... More


The Extent and Limits of State Intervention

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the role played by the state—defined as the royal government and representatives of the crown, including military commanders—in operating new public theaters in provincial ... More


The Production of Theater in the Colonies

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the establishment of public playhouses and professional acting troupes beyond the Hexagon, in the colonies of the French Caribbean. It considers how directors, patrons, and ... More


Introduction: The Making of a French Theater Industry

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the business of theater in France and its colonies during the eighteenth century. It shows how French theaters emerged as the most prominent and prestigious new cultural ... More


The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Susan Zimmerman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the relationship of the public theatre to the question of what constituted the ‘dead’ in early modern English culture within a theoretical framework that makes use of history, ... More


The Adult Musical Meets Second-Wave Feminism: Mod Donna

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199747481
eISBN:
9780199979417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

While not as immediately influential as the post-Stonewall gay rights movement, the second wave of feminism, which is the focus of Chapter 4, nevertheless had a strong impact on adult musicals. This ... More


An Evening at the Theater: An Imaginary Re/creation

Elisabeth Le Guin

in The Tonadilla in Performance: Lyric Comedy in Enlightenment Spain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276307
eISBN:
9780520956902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276307.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A fictional letter from Madrid home to Paris, by a young aficionado of French theater who has just attended a function in Madrid’s Coliseo de la Cruz, provides the framework for a detailed ... More


The history play and the post-reformation public sphere

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that the public theatre most definitely sought to feed off, and in so doing to expand, the resulting ‘post-reformation public sphere’. Not, of course, out of a principled desire ... More


A Princess Comes to Town

Colleen Reardon

in A Sociable Moment: Opera and Festive Culture in Baroque Siena

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190496302
eISBN:
9780190496326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496302.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The first Chigi-sponsored opera in Siena took place in 1669 and was connected with the reconstruction of the city’s public theater. Carlo Fontana reconfigured the performing space, whose ceiling was ... More


The Courts of King James and Prince Henry

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the implications for literary patronage of the accession of a monarch with an already well-established print persona, contrasting the authorial careers of the poet-king, James ... More


Plots, Pamphlets, and Plays, or the Return of Plot Talk and the Tragicomic Fate of Dr Lopez

Peter Lake

in Bad Queen Bess?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753995
eISBN:
9780191815744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753995.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Unmasking and publicizing Catholic plots remained the standard way to respond to the libels. Initially the Lopez investigation revealed novel divisions between the earl of Essex and the Cecils, but ... More


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