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Gurr, Andrew

Works: 128 works in 725 publications in 2 languages and 20,342 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
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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 )

94 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 2,917 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
The Norton Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,257 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
Playgoing in Shakespeare's London by Andrew Gurr( Book )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,031 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 life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

44 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 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
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

53 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the play and discusses its poetry, structure, political details, history, and the Shakespearean staging
Rebuilding Shakespeare's Globe by Andrew Gurr( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,004 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 854 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 840 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 737 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 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philaster by Francis Beaumont( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 642 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 567 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
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 529 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 499 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 468 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 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informative biographical information and photographs created for this book bring William Shakespeare, his works and his times to life
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 )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying Shakespeare : an introduction by Andrew Gurr( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving Shakespeare Indoors : Performance and Repertoire in the Jacobean Playhouse by Andrew Gurr( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare's Company, the King's Men, played at the Globe, and also in an indoor theatre, the Blackfriars. The year 2014 witnesses the opening of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, based on seventeenth-century designs of an indoor London theatre and built within the precincts of the current Globe on Bankside. This volume, edited by Andrew Gurr and Farah Karim-Cooper, asks what prompted the move to indoor theatres, and considers the effects that more intimate staging, lighting and music had on performance and repertory. It discusses what knowledge is required when attempting to build an archetype of such a theatre, and looks at the effects of the theatre on audience behaviour and reception. Exploring the ways in which indoor theatre shaped the writing of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the late Jacobean and early Caroline periods, this book will find a substantial readership among scholars of Shakespeare and Jacobean theatre history"--
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The Norton ShakespearePlaygoing in Shakespeare's LondonThe life of Henry the FifthKing Richard IIThe Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642Shakespeare's Globe rebuiltStaging in Shakespeare's theatresPhilaster