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Thomson, Peter 1938-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 351 publications in 3 languages and 9,858 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 832.912
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Most widely held works about Peter Thomson
 
Most widely held works by Peter Thomson
The Cambridge companion to Brecht by Peter Thomson( Book )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion offers 19 essays and reference material covering the whole of Brecht's theatre work
Shakespeare's theatre by Peter Thomson( Book )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews of the First Edition .̀.valuable and enjoyable reading for all studying Shakespeare's plays.' Following in the patternestablished by John Russell Brown for the excellent series (Theatre and Production Studies), he provides first an account of Shakespeare's company, then a study of three individual plays Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Macbeth as performed by the company. Peter Thomson writes in a crisp, sharp, enlivening style.' TLS '.̀.the best analysis yet of Elizabethan acting practices, excavated form the texts themselves rather than reconstructed on basis of one monolithic theory, and an essay on Hamlet that is a model of Critical intelligence and theatrical invention.' Yearbook of English Studies S̀ynthesizes the important facts and summarizes projects with a vigorous prose style, and expertly applies his experience in both practical drama and academic teaching to his discussion.' Review of English Studies
Shakespeare's professional career by Peter Thomson( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare was a supremely successful accommodator. The story of his career as actor and playwright, which this book tells, shows the accommodation of his remarkable talents to the circumstances of his time: the social, political and professional life of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. It describes the development of this talent into genius. It also describes a background of theatrical rivalry, opportunism, service to noble patrons, and the sometimes involuntary involvement in political intrigue. The book begins with Stratford-upon-Avon and investigates Shakespeare's likely link with the Earls of Derby, who were probably his first theatrical patrons. It goes on to detail the theatrical conditions that prevailed when Shakespeare first embarked on his profession. Year by year Peter Thomson recreates Shakespeare's writing career, showing how the plays mirror their times. The story reveals the precarious nature of theatrical survival, the constant threat posed by the withdrawal of noble or royal patronage, the spread of disease, the anxieties of war and the uncertain climate. Peter Thomson's concern throughout is with the concrete details of the profession, setting out playhouse practices from the viewpoint of playwright, actor and audience. His discussion of the London playhouses incorporates the new evidence provided by the recent Rose and Globe excavations. The narrative is succinct but entertaining, enabling the non-expert to pick a clear path through contemporary political struggles and intrigues, the structure of Elizabethan patronage, the formation and disbanding of theatre companies and the fate of their buildings. There are numerous illustrations. Some will be familiar to students of Shakespeare, but are reproduced here in the context of his professional development; others have been gleaned from museums, libraries and great houses to illustrate the wider social context of Elizabethan and Jacobean England
Essays on nineteenth century British theatre: the proceedings of a symposium, sponsored by the Manchester University Department of Drama by Kenneth Richards( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>Originally published in 1971. Nineteenth-century theatre in England has been greatly neglected, although serious study would reveal that the roots of much modern drama are to be found in the experiments and extravagancies of the nineteenth-century stage. The essays collected here cover a range of topics within the world of Victorian theatre, from particular actors to particular theatres; from farce to Byron's tragedies, plus a separate section about Shakespearean productions.</P>
Essays on the eighteenth-century English stage: the proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the Manchester University Department of Drama by Kenneth Richards( Book )

19 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht by Jan Needle( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of British theatre( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume One of The Cambridge History of British Theatre begins in Roman Britain and ends with Charles II's restoration to the throne imminent. The four essays in Part One treat pre-Elizabethan theatre, the eight in Part Two focus on the riches of the Elizabethan era, and the seven in Part Three on theatrical developments during and after the reigns of James I and Charles I. The essays are written for the general reader by leading British and American scholars, who combine an interest in the written drama with an understanding of the material conditions of the evolving professional theatre which the drama helped to sustain, often enough against formidable odds. The volume unfolds a story of enterprise, innovation and, sometimes, of desperate survival over years in which theatre and drama were necessarily embroiled in the politics of everyday life
Plays by Dion Boucicault( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht : Mother Courage and her children by Peter Thomson( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie naar de bronnen van Mutter Courage, Brechts eigen productie in 1949 en de opvoeringen daarna. Het slothoofdstuk plaatst het stuk in het licht van de oorlogen in het voormalige Joegoslavië en Oeganda
The Cambridge introduction to English theatre, 1660-1900 by Peter Thomson( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to English theatre, enriched throughout by illustrative quotations and carefully selected visual images, guides the reader through the turbulent history of the stage from the restoration of Charles II to the death of Queen Victoria
On actors and acting by Peter Thomson( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An interest in actors and acting has been a common theme in Peter Thomson's published work on Shakespeare, Brecht and British theatre from the middle ages to the present. This collection of his essays on that theme are divided into three sections. The first centres on Elizabethan theatre practice; acting styles, the art of making an entrance on the open stage, rehearsal practices, the impact of the jig, and the peculiar histories of William Knell, Augustine Phillips and Will Kemp. The second section highlights themes, episodes and the contemporary taste that determined the 'greatness' of David Garrick, Frederick Robson, John Philip Kemble, Edmund Kean and Henry Irving during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in England. The conspicuous concern with marriage in the eighteenth-century drama is placed in the context of Hardwicke's 1753 Marriage Act and the consequences of the 1603 legislation on bigamy, and the ambitious experiment of Arthur Murphy and Samuel Foote at Drury Lane in 1761 is scrutinised. The third section focuses on twentieth-century performances of Shakespeare - at Stratford in the 1970s and in the New Globe as the new century begins."--Jacket
The everyman companion to the theatre by Peter Thomson( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference book provides definitions and examples of many terms used in the theatrical profession
The Cambridge history of British theatre by Baz Kershaw( )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of three volumes looking at the turbulent public life of performance in Britain. Volume One covers pre-Elizabethan theatre
Extraordinary actors : essays on popular performers : studies in honor of Peter Thomson( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume are concerned with extraordinary acting, and investigate the relationship between actor and audience. Each author sets the performer and their work in cultural context, so that the collection as a whole charts the changing relationship between acting and popular culture during the last four hundred years." "The collection allows the reader to chart the changing shape of popular performance from the music hall, trestle stage, amphitheatre and community hall, to the mass audiences of musical comedy, television and film."--BOOK JACKET
Garrick, Kemble, Siddons, Kean( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of David Garrick, John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketc
The action to the word : an inaugural lecture delivered in the University of Exeter on 7 February, 1975 by Peter Thomson( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins to 1660( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of British Theatre begins in Roman Britain and ends with Charles II's restoration to the throne imminent. The four essays in Part I treat pre-Elizabethan theatre, the eight in Part II focus on the riches of the Elizabethan era, and the seven in Part III on theatrical developments during and after the reigns of James I and Charles I. The essays are written for the general reader by leading British and American scholars, who combine an interest in the written drama with an understanding of the material conditions of the evolving professional theatre which the drama helped to sustain, often enough against formidable odds. The volume unfolds a story of enterprise, innovation and, sometimes, of desperate survival over years in which theatre and drama were necessarily embroiled in the politics of everyday life: a vivid subject vividly presented
Notes on Julius Caesar by Peter Thomson( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markov Switching Models for GDP Growth in a Small Open Economy : the New Zealand Experience by Robert Buckle( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper fits Markov switching models to quarterly New Zealand aggregate GDP growth rates for the period 1978:1 to 2003:2 in order to analyse changes in mean and volatility over time. The models considered are drawn from a simple class of parsimonious, four state, Markov switching models which encompass a wide range of stationary time series behaviour from linear AR(1) models to non-linear models with persistent cycles and outliers. An overall objective is to use the models to help understand and identify changes in the historical growth performance of New Zealand's small open economy, particularly pre and post wide ranging economic reforms. Conclusions to emerge are that, in contrast to the 1980s, New Zealand GDP growth experienced an unusually long period of time in high growth and low volatility regimes since the early 1990s. In addition, New Zealand does not appear to have
Ideas in action by Peter Thomson( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to Brecht
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Shakespeare's theatreShakespeare's professional careerThe Cambridge history of British theatrePlaysBrecht : Mother Courage and her childrenThe Cambridge introduction to English theatre, 1660-1900On actors and actingThe Cambridge history of British theatre
Alternative Names
Peter Thomson British diplomat (-1938). Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Embassy, China 1984-1987, High Commissioner to Belize 1987-1990, Head of Narcotics Control and Aids/Drugs, International Crime and Terrorism Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1991-1

Selis, Peeter.

Selis-Thomson, Peeter.

Thomson, P. W. 1938-

Thomson, P. W. (Peter William), 1938-

Thomson, Peter

Thomson, Peter 1938-

Thomson, Peter W.

Thomson, Peter W. 1938-

Thomson, Peter William.

Thomson, Peter William 1938-

Languages
English (276)

German (1)

Polish (1)