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Gurr, Andrew

Works: 144 works in 661 publications in 2 languages and 19,996 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Drama  Biography‡vPictorial works  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR3095, 822.3
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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 )

86 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For almost forty years The Shakespearean Stage has been considered the liveliest, most reliable and most entertaining overview of Shakespearean theatre in its own time. It is the only authoritative book that describes all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama in one volume: the acting companies and their practices, the playhouses, the staging and the audiences. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition contains fresh materials about how specific plays by Shakespeare were first staged, and provides new information about the companies that staged them and their playhouses. The book incorporates everything that has been discovered in recent years about the early modern stage, including the archaeology of the Rose and the Globe. Also included is an invaluable appendix, listing all the plays known to have been performed at particular playhouses and by specific companies."--Jacket
Playgoing in Shakespeare's London by Andrew Gurr( Book )

54 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,055 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
Rebuilding Shakespeare's Globe by Andrew Gurr( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642 by Andrew Gurr( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 853 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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staging in Shakespeare's theatres by Andrew Gurr( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 731 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 )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shakespearian playing companies by Andrew Gurr( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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 521 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 )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 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
William Shakespeare : the extraordinary life of the most successful writer of all time by Andrew Gurr( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informative biographical information and photographs created for this book bring William Shakespeare, his works and his times to life
The maid's tragedy by Francis Beaumont( Book )

14 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet and the distracted globe by Andrew Gurr( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton Shakespeare, based on the Oxford edition by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little piece of England by Andrew Gurr( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, Andrew Gurr was perusing the employment pages of the Sunday Times when an advertisement caught his eye: ""Wanted: Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government."" Intrigued, he decided to follow it up. Nobody was more surprised than Andrew when, a few months later, he was offered the position. What followed was 5 remarkable years on a remarkable island, doing the most curious job that can be imagined
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Alternative Names
Andrew Gurr britischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Andrew Gurr Brits literatuurhistoricus

Gurr, Andrew

Герр, Эндрю


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Playgoing in Shakespeare's LondonThe Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642Shakespeare's Globe rebuiltStaging in Shakespeare's theatresThe Shakespearian playing companiesShakespeare's opposites : the Admiral's company, 1594-1625William Shakespeare : the extraordinary life of the most successful writer of all timeHamlet and the distracted globeThe Norton Shakespeare, based on the Oxford edition