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Gurr, Andrew

Overview
Works: 141 works in 744 publications in 2 languages and 20,529 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Film adaptations  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PR2812.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Andrew Gurr
 
Most widely held works by Andrew Gurr
The Shakespearean stage, 1574-1642 by Andrew Gurr( Book )

95 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 2,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Gurr provides details of the acting companies of the period, their organization, development, financing and the personalities involved. He tries to reconstruct for the reader the staging of the plays, describes the playhouses, evaluating the various interpretations of contemporary sketches and accounts, and illustrates their relations with government and their effect ontheir clientéle, and the audiences."--Back cover
Playgoing in Shakespeare's London by Andrew Gurr( Book )

58 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a newly revised edition of Andrew Gurr's classic account of the people for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays. Gurr assembles the evidence from the writings of the time to describe the appearance and experiences of the playhouses
The Norton Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Shakespeare, based on the Oxford edition, plus sections on his world, life, and art. With appendices of original documents, and a chronology
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

56 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the play and discusses its poetry, structure, political details, history, and the Shakespearean staging
King Henry V by William Shakespeare( Book )

34 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition features a section on recent stage, film & critical interpretations of the play. Andrew Gurr highlights the debate over how the play should be read, placing the apparent contradictions in the context of Elizabethan thought
Rebuilding Shakespeare's Globe by Andrew Gurr( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the recent undertaking to rebuild the Globe theater in London and the intense research required for the search for the "real" Globe
The Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642 by Andrew Gurr( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first complete history of the theatre company, created in 1594, which in 1603 became the King's Men. Shakespeare was at the heart of the team of players, who with their successors ran an operation that lasted until the theatres closed in 1642. During these forty-eight years they staged all of Shakespeare's plays, a number of Ben Jonson's, those of Thomas Middleton and John Webster, and almost all of the Beaumont and Fletcher canon. Andrew Gurr provides a comprehensive history of the company's activities. A chapter on their finances explains the unique management system they adopted and two chapters study the fashions in their repertory and the complex relationship with their royal patrons. The six appendixes identify the 98 players who worked in the company, the 167 plays they are known to have owned and performed, as well as the key documents from the company's history. [from Publisher description]
Shakespeare's Globe rebuilt( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of the rebuilding of the Globe playhouse where Shakespeare's plays where first performed in London
Staging in Shakespeare's theatres by Andrew Gurr( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By bringing together evidence from different sources--documentary, archaeological, and the play-texts themselves--Staging Shakespeare's Theatres reconstructs the ways in which the plays were originally staged in the theaters of Shakespeare's own time, and shows how the physical possibilities and limitations of these theaters affected both the writing and the performances. The book explains the conditions under which the early playwrights and players worked, their preparation of the plays for the stage, and their rehearsal practices. It looks at the quality of evidence supplied by the surviving play-texts, and the extant to which audiences of the time differed from modern audiences; and it gives vivid examples of how Elizabethan actors made use of gestures, costumes, props, and the theater's specific design features. Stage movement is analyzed through a careful study of how exits and entrances worked on such stages. The final chapter offers a thorough examination of Hamlet as a text for performance, excitingly returning the play to its original staging at the Globe
Katherine Mansfield by Clare Hanson( Book )

14 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philaster; or, Love lies a-bleeding by Francis Beaumont( Book )

30 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philaster is a tragicomedy by Beaumont and Fletcher which has much in common with Shakespeare's late plays such as The Winter's Tale. Set in a fictionalised Sicily, it has the complex plot of love, disguise and the threat of death much loved by early modern theatre-goers. This edition provides an authoritative, modernised text by a leading scholar with detailed on-page commentary notes giving readers a deeper understanding of the play. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction discusses Philaster from a performance perspective as well as its relation to Shakespearean drama, and places it in its historical and critical contexts."--Publisher description
The Shakespearian playing companies by Andrew Gurr( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shakespearian Playing Companies is the first history of the professional acting companies who brought drama to London in Shakespeare's time. Andrew Gurr's ground-breaking book draws on the most up-to-date research to provide a general history of company development from the 1560s, when the first of the major companies belonging to great lords began regularly to offer their plays at court and in London, to 1642, when by Act of Parliament they were closed down. Only in London were the playing companies able to secure purpose-built premises (such as The Globe or The Fortune), and to foster a thriving theatrical and literary culture (in direct contrast to much of the rest of England, which was overtly hostile to professional theatre). In the second part of the volume, the reader will find detailed accounts of each of the forty companies that played in London during the period, including Shakespeare's company, The Chamberlain's/King's Men. Although professional playing was very much a collective endeavour, remarkable individuals emerge, from impresarios such as Philip Henslowe, Christopher Beeston, Richard Gunnell, and Richard Heton to stars like Richard Burbage and Edward Alleyn. Thoroughly grounding his discussion in the highly mobile social and political historical context, Gurr focuses on the plays themselves and the distinctive repertory traditions that led the different companies to stage them. These companies, and the growth of the London theatrical culture, are the factors which helped produce Shakespeare and to put into practice Shakespearian conceptions of drama
Shakespeare's opposites : the Admiral's company, 1594-1625 by Andrew Gurr( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Admiral's Men is the acting company that staged Christopher Marlowe's plays while its companion company was giving the first performances of Shakespeare. Unlike the Shakespeare company, there is a great deal of evidence available telling us what the Admiral's company did and how it staged its plays. Not only do we know far more about the design of its two playhouses, the Rose and the Fortune, than we know of any other playhouse from the time, including the Globe, but we have Henslowe's Diary. This recorded everything the Admiral's company performed from 1594 to 1600 and after, what the company bought to stage its plays, who performed which parts, who wrote which plays, and even how much they were paid. The first history to be written of the Admiral's Men, this book tells us not only a great deal about the company's own work, but also much about how the Shakespeare company operated
The knight of the burning pestle by Francis Beaumont( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farce set in 17th century England. Spectators at a play insist that their companion have a role in an Elizabethan production
The maid's tragedy by Francis Beaumont( Book )

14 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare : the extraordinary life of the most successful writer of all time by Andrew Gurr( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informative biographical information and photographs created for this book bring William Shakespeare, his works and his times to life
The Norton Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon publication in 1997, The Norton Shakespeare set a new standard for teaching editions of Shakespeare's complete works
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The quarto text of Henry V is of unique importance. It has the authority of being transcribed by actors in Shakespeare's own company as a record of their original staging of the play at the Globe in 1599. In this new edition Andrew Gurr argues that the Henry V quarto is probably the best surviving example of a Shakespeare playscript as it was actually performed. The speed with which it came to press only a year after its first staging marks its status as an official version of the play first seen by Elizabethan audiences. As a practical staging text it therefore does much to shed new light on what happened to scripts that the Shakespeare company bought from their resident playwright."--Jacket
Hamlet and the distracted globe by Andrew Gurr( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers in exile : the identity of home in modern literature by Andrew Gurr( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Playgoing in Shakespeare's LondonThe Norton ShakespeareKing Richard IIKing Henry VThe Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642Shakespeare's Globe rebuiltStaging in Shakespeare's theatresPhilaster; or, Love lies a-bleeding
Alternative Names
Andrew Gurr britischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Andrew Gurr Brits literatuurhistoricus

Gurr, Andrew

Герр, Эндрю

アンドルー・ガー

ガー, アンドルー

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English (468)

Italian (1)