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Title: Two 'transitional' late plays at the Globe : an evaluation of the scholarship of Globe reconstruction and its bearing on the original staging of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and Cymbeline
Author: Egan, Gabriel
ISNI:       0000 0004 2707 2493
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1997
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Chapter 1 considers the notion of 'theatre specificity' and the transfer of plays between venues. Recent evidence for the opening dates of the Globe and Blackfriars playhouses is considered, and from these dates and an analysis of textual provenance a list of reliable 'Globe plays' is derived. Chapter 2 considers aspects of staging which are unrelated, or only indirectly related, to playhouse design. Chapters 3 and 4 describe and evaluate the scholarship of Globe reconstruction before and during the Wanamaker project, leading to a theoretical model of the Globe and its practices which is described in chapter 5. Chapters 6 and 7 provide scene-by-scene reconstructions of the original staging of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and Cymbeline. Chapter 8 draws conclusions about the importance of playhouse design in the study of original staging. The first appendix considers the evidence for the dating and provenance of the 29 plays claimed by Richard Hosley as 'Globe plays'. The second appendix considers Thomas Platter's account of his visit to a London playhouse in 1599. The third appendix considers the location of the 'Lords Room'. The fourth appendix assesses and explains John Orrell's trigonometric analysis of the Hollar sketch of the second Globe and Peter McCurdy's work on the 'jetties' at the Globe.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater ; PR English literature