Shakespeare by Stages: An Historical Introduction

Shakespeare by Stages: An Historical Introduction

Author(s): Arthur F. Kinney

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631224686

Online ISBN: 9780470775813

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775813

About this Book

In this engaging text, Arthur Kinney introduces students to Shakespeare's plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater.


  • Introduces students to Shakespeare's plays in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater.
  • Focuses on the material conditions of playing and of playgoing.
  • Covers venues, audiences, actors, society, government and regulation.
  • Each topic is considered in relation to a selection of Shakespeare's plays.
  • Shows students how the plays and the context in which they were produced illuminate one another.

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