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A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642

 
 
 
 
A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642
Author: Alan C. Dessen - Leslie Thomson
ISBN 13: 9780521552509
ISBN 10: 521552508
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1999-11-13
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 306
List Price: $125.00
 
 

Explains over 900 terms found in the stage directions of plays for the professional stage by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Times Literary Supplement - Emrys Jones

Athough this is primarily a work of reference, to be consuted for specific items, the book can be read from cover to cover almost as if it were pure entertainment. It's self-denying economy of presentation is a great virtue; it gives the whole work a cutting edge that stimulates and invigoreates. As one goes through it, one gets a remarkably intimate feeling for the moment-by-moment actualities of stage performance. I can't imagine anyone using this Dictionary whose reading of modern drama won't be sharpened and improved.