Author: Catharine Arnold
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471125718
Format: PDF, Docs
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The life of William Shakespeare, Britain's greatest dramatist, was inextricably linked with the history of London. Together, the great writer and the great city came of age and confronted triumph and tragedy. Triumph came when Shakespeare's company, the Chamberlain's Men, opened the Globe playhouse on Bankside in 1599, under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I. Tragedy touched the lives of many of his contemporaries, from fellow playwright Christopher Marlowe to the disgraced Earl of Essex, while London struggled against the ever-present threat of riots, rebellions and outbreaks of plague. Globetakes its readers on a tour of London through Shakespeare's life and work. In fascinating detail, Catharine Arnold tells how acting came of age, how troupes of touring players were transformed from scruffy vagabonds into the finely-dressed 'strutters' of the Globe itself. We learn about James Burbage, founder of the original Theatre, in Shoreditch, who carried timbers across the Thames to build the Globe among the bear-gardens and brothels of Bankside. And of the terrible night in 1613 when the theatre caught fire during a performance of King Henry VIII. Rebuilt once more, the Globe continued to stand as a monument to Shakespeare's genius until 1642 when it was destroyed on the orders of Oliver Cromwell. And finally we learn how 300 years later, Shakespeare's Globe opened once more upon the Bankside, to great acclaim, rising like a phoenix from the flames. Arnold creates a vivid portrait of Shakespeare and his London from the bard's own plays and contemporary sources, combining a novelist's eye for detail with a historian's grasp of his unique contribution to the development of the English theatre. This is a portrait of Shakespeare, London, the man and the myth.

City Stage Globe

Author: D.J. Hopkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135869073
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This interdisciplinary study theorizes the interaction of individual performance and social space. Examining three categories of space – the urban, the theatrical, and the cartographic – this volume considers the role of performance in the production and operation of these spaces during a period in London’s history defined roughly by the life of Shakespeare. City/Stage/Globe not only organizes a selection of plays, pageants, maps, and masques in the historical and cultural contexts in which they emerged, but also uses performance theory to locate the ways in which these seemingly ephemeral events contributed to lasting change in the spatial concepts and physical topograpy of early modern London.

Der Sturz des Ikarus

Author: Uwe Klausner
Publisher: Gmeiner-Verlag
ISBN: 3839252725
Format: PDF, Mobi
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London im Februar 1601, zwei Jahre vor dem Tod Elizabeths I. In einer Müllgrube wird eine grausam zugerichtete Männerleiche entdeckt. Brendan O’Reilly, der königliche Gerichtsmediziner, kommt zu dem Schluss, dass das Mordopfer zu Tode gefoltert worden sein musste. Doch dann stoppt der Chief Constable die Ermittlungen. Anwalt und Hobby-Detektiv Clayton Percival, ein Freund O’Reillys, ermittelt auf eigene Faust. Bei seinen Recherchen stellt sich heraus, dass sein Mordopfer dem Rotlicht-Milieu angehörte. Und dass der Ermordete Kunden hatte, die um jeden Preis anonym bleiben wollen ...

The Globe

Author: Nicholas Fogg
ISBN: 9781445614465
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explore the history of Shakespeare's Globe, which is now one of London's most-visited tourist attractions.

Shakespeare s Globe

Author: Amy Allison
Publisher: Greenhaven Press
ISBN: 9781560065265
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses the history of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, including its construction, the plays that were performed there, its financial aspects, and the reconstruction in 1995.

Shakespeare s London

Author: Stephen Porter
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445609312
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everyday life in the teeming metropolis during William Shakespeare's time in the city.

Doktor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843071853
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Christopher Marlowe: Doktor Faustus The Tragicall History of D. Faustus. Entstanden um 1592. Erstmals aufgeführt von der Truppe des Earl of Nottingham, Datum unbekannt. Älteste erhaltene Ausgabe: London 1604. Zweite Fassung: London 1616. Hier nach der Übers. v. Wilhelm Müller. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Marlowe, Christoph: Doktor Faustus. Übers. v. Wilhelm Müller, München: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1911. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Mikhail Vrubel, Faust, 1896. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Playgoing in Shakespeare s London

Author: Andrew Gurr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543224
Format: PDF
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Andrew Gurr's classic account of Shakespeare's historical audience assembles evidence from the writings of the time to describe the physical, social and mental conditions of playgoing. In addition to revising and adding new material which has emerged since the second edition, Gurr develops new sections about points of special interest. Fifty new entries have been added to the list of playgoers and a dozen new quotations about the experience of playgoing. Second Edition Hb (1996): 0-521-58014-5 Second Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-57449-8