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
Author: Andrew Gurr Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 06/10/2004 Pages: 360 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.49lbs Size: 9.30h x 6.72w x 1.08d ISBN: 9780521835602
Review Citation(s): Choice 03/01/2005 pg. 1238
About the Author Gurr, Andrew: - Andrew Gurr is Emeritus Professor, University of Reading. His many books include The Shakespearean Stage 1574-1642 (third edition 1993), Writers in Exile, Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (second edition 1996), The Shakespearian Playing Companies (1996), and (with Mariko Ichikawa) Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres (2000).