A Jacobean Company and its Playhouse by Eva Griffith

By Eva Griffith

Eva Griffith's e-book fills a huge hole about the international of Shakespearean drama. It tells the formerly untold tale of the Servants of Queen Anna of Denmark, a bunch of gamers parallel to Shakespeare's King's males, and their London playhouse, The purple Bull. inbuilt vivid Clerkenwell, The crimson Bull lay in the northern suburbs of Jacobean London, with prostitution to the west and the Revels workplace to the east. Griffith units the playhouse within the ancient context of the Seckford and Bedingfeld households and their connections to the positioning. applying a wealth of fundamental proof together with maps, plans and archival texts, she analyses the court docket patronage of figures similar to Sir Robert Sidney, Queen Anna's chamberlain, along the company's individuals, functionality and repertoire. performs played integrated these by means of Webster, Dekker and Heywood - entertainments characterized via spectacle, conflict series and court docket drama, along London humour and song.

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