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The Resource Shakespeare's ear : dark, strange, and fascinating tales from the world of theater, Tim Rayborn

Shakespeare's ear : dark, strange, and fascinating tales from the world of theater, Tim Rayborn

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Shakespeare's ear : dark, strange, and fascinating tales from the world of theater
Title
Shakespeare's ear
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dark, strange, and fascinating tales from the world of theater
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Tim Rayborn
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Shakespeares ear
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dark, strange, and fascinating tales from the world of theater
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eng
Summary
"Shakespeare's Ear presents dark and sometimes funny pieces of fact and folklore that bedevil the mostly unknown history of theater. All manner of skullduggery, from revenge to murder, from affairs to persecution, proves that the drama off-stage was just as intense as any portrayed on it. The stories include those of: An ancient Greek writer of tragedies who dies when an eagle drops a tortoise on his head. A sixteenth-century English playwright who lives a double life as a spy and perishes horribly, stabbed above the eye. A small Parisian theater where grisly horrors unfold on stage. The gold earring that Shakespeare wears in the Chandos portrait, and its connections to bohemians and pirates of the time. Journey back to see theatrical shenanigans from the ancient Near East, explore the violent plays of ancient Greece and Rome, revel in the Elizabethan and Jacobean golden age of blood-thirsty drama, delight in the zany and subversive antics of the Commedia dell'arte, and tremble at ghostly incursions into playhouses. Here you will find many fine examples of playwrights, actors, and audiences alike being horrible to each other over the centuries"--
Summary
From theatrical shenanigans from Mesopotamia to Camus, a dark and sometimes humorous collection of fact and folklore that bedevil the mostly unknown history of theater proves that the drama off-stage—including revenge, murder, affairs and persecution—was just as intense as any portrayed on it
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10578774
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PUL
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1968-
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Rayborn, Tim
Dewey number
792.02/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • HUMOR
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • HISTORY
  • Theater
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adult
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dark, strange, and fascinating tales from the world of theater
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Shakespeare's ear : dark, strange, and fascinating tales from the world of theater, Tim Rayborn
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-246)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The grim and the unusual in the history of western theater -- Act I: The strange lives and odd fates of playwrights, actors, theater companies, and more -- The ancient world -- Ancient Greece and Rome -- The Middle Ages and Renaissance -- The Tudor and Stuart ages: a golden age of English theater -- The seventeenth century -- The eighteenth century -- The nineteenth century -- The modern age -- Intermission -- Act II: A dark and weird theatrical miscellany -- The Shakespeare you may not know -- The Commedia dell'arte -- The bloody theater -- An abundance of superstitions, curses, and bad luck -- Haunted theaters -- An encore of theatrical oddities -- Exit stage left
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ocn994144638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 249 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510719576
Lccn
2017019959
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)994144638
Label
Shakespeare's ear : dark, strange, and fascinating tales from the world of theater, Tim Rayborn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The grim and the unusual in the history of western theater -- Act I: The strange lives and odd fates of playwrights, actors, theater companies, and more -- The ancient world -- Ancient Greece and Rome -- The Middle Ages and Renaissance -- The Tudor and Stuart ages: a golden age of English theater -- The seventeenth century -- The eighteenth century -- The nineteenth century -- The modern age -- Intermission -- Act II: A dark and weird theatrical miscellany -- The Shakespeare you may not know -- The Commedia dell'arte -- The bloody theater -- An abundance of superstitions, curses, and bad luck -- Haunted theaters -- An encore of theatrical oddities -- Exit stage left
Control code
ocn994144638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 249 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510719576
Lccn
2017019959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994144638

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