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A history of the Elizabethan theater
Woog, Adam, 1953-
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San Diego [Calif.] : Lucent Books, [2003]

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112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
The origins of the Elizabethan theater -- The London theaters -- Between heaven and hell : Elizabethan stagecraft -- Ordinary poets: Elizabethan playwrights -- Treading the boards : Elizabethan actors -- The Elizabethan audience -- The decline of the Elizabethan theater.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.0 5.0 64789.
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Even if William Shakespeare's towering genius had never existed, the Elizabethan era would still be considered one of the high points in the history of world theater. The period witnessed prfound advances and refinements in the arts of acting, playwriting, production, and stagecraft.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-These two titles are well researched and fairly comprehensive, but academic in tone and style, making them dry and unexciting. There is some understandable overlap between the two volumes. Nardo looks at the origins of English-speaking theater and profiles William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, and four other playwrights. Woog explains how the social and political climate in Britain gave rise to the genre, and also discusses the building of theaters, Elizabethan audiences, and the lives of playwrights and actors. While both titles are full of black-and-white photos and reproductions, there is nothing in the visual presentation that invites browsing. The books are strictly for reports, and will be useful in libraries where the study of drama is a particular focus.-Ronni Krasnow, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.