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Gurr, Andrew

Works: 135 works in 613 publications in 3 languages and 19,764 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Pictorial works  Film adaptations  Biography‡vPictorial works  Dictionaries  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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 )

76 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,894 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 )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,034 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,942 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 )

40 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To Shakespeare's contemporaries, Richard II was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the time: how to cope with an unjust ruler. But over the last century or so, the play has come to be regarded as the poetic fall of a tragic hero. The introduction to this edition provides a full context for both the Shakespearean and the modern views of King Richard's fall." "For this updated edition Andrew Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction in which he describes the growing interest in re-historicising and re-politicising the play, surveys a number of important professional theatre productions and guides the reader through the scholarly criticism of recent years. The Reading List has also been revised and augmented."--BOOK JACKET
Rebuilding Shakespeare's Globe by Andrew Gurr( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry V by William Shakespeare( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 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
Shakespeare's Globe rebuilt( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 839 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]
Staging in Shakespeare's theatres by Andrew Gurr( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 727 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 between 1981 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signatures: [A]2, B-I4, K2. Errors in paging: p. 12, 44 and 46 misnumbered 14, 42 and 64 respectively. Reproduction of original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. (marc) 20185735. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 1681.5. (vid) 23736. (DLPS) A06343.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Fletcher, John, 1579-1625
The Shakespearian playing companies by Andrew Gurr( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 597 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
The knight of the burning pestle by Francis Beaumont( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 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
Shakespeare's opposites : the Admiral's company, 1594-1625 by Andrew Gurr( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 504 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
William Shakespeare : the extraordinary life of the most successful writer of all time by Andrew Gurr( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 487 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 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first quarto of King Henry V by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 428 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 )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying Shakespeare : an introduction by Andrew Gurr( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Playgoing in Shakespeare's LondonThe Norton ShakespeareKing Richard IIKing Henry VShakespeare's Globe rebuiltThe Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642Staging in Shakespeare's theatresPhilaster, or, Love lies a-bleeding