A Jacobean Company and its Playhouse : The Queen's Servants at the Red Bull Theatre (c.1605-1619).Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (308 pages)Content type:
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- PN2596.L7 R25 2013
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Dedication -- Dedication -- Table of contents -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Note on transliteration -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction: The Red Bull playhouse, St John Street -- Chapter 1 Elizabethan contexts for a Jacobean playhouse: Clerkenwell, East Anglia, the Strand and the Liberty ... -- Thomas Seckford and his almshouses -- Anne Bedingfeild, Eustace Bedingfeld, Francis Naylor and the Seckford Estate -- Anne Bedingfeild née Draper and her sixteenth-century family -- Repertoire 1 Eustace Bedingfeld and his Uncle Henry: the strange case of If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody, Part i -- The true story of Princess Elizabeth's custody and Thomas Heywood's play -- Chapter 2 The earl of Worcester, the Essex circle, the Queen's Servants and their playhouses (1589-1607) -- The earl of Worcester and the formation of the Queen's Servants company -- Aaron Holland and Martin Slatiar -- New playhouse-ownership: Thomas Greene and Christopher Beeston -- Chapter 3 Who were the Queen's Servants? What was the Red Bull like? -- Thomas Heywood, actor and City dramatist -- Repertoire 2 The Foure Prentises of London and the Queen's Servants' civic cohesiveness -- The company at the Rose, 1602-1603 -- A new start c. 1604: Thomas Greene, and all the Queen's Servants' theatres -- How big was the Red Bull playhouse? What was it like? -- Chapter 4 The court and its women: Queen Anna, her circle and some women-centred plays -- Queen Anna of Denmark: her family and her culture -- Danish fireworks -- Queen Anna: made in Denmark, forged in Scotland -- Making new friends: Queen Anna's English circle of women -- Queen Anna's women-centred circle and the Red Bull's plays for women -- The courtly woman and her awkward situation: the countess of Hertford and the Sowernam/Swetnam pamphlets.
Repertoire 3 Swetnam the Woman-Hater, Arraigned by Women -- (a) The pamphlet debate -- (b) The anonymous Red Bull play -- Swetnam for women, two kinds of court, and the cross-dressed plays of the Queen's Servants' repertoire -- Swetnam the Woman-Hater: the title-page -- Chapter 5 Entities and splinter groups: the Queen's Servants companies at the courts, in England and in Europe -- Song -- Repertoire 4 Thomas Heywood's The Rape of Lucrece (London, 1608) -- The Queen's Servants on tour - in England and Europe -- (i) English touring -- Robert Leigh -- (ii) European touring -- Chapter 6 The company: 1605-1612 -- Social mobility and northern playhouse audiences -- Repertoire 5 Greene's Tu Quoque -- or, The Cittie Gallant (London, 1614) -- The year 1612 and Greene the good clown -- Chapter 7 The company: 1612-1619 -- The year 1612 and Christopher Beeston -- Susan Greene's 1612 claims and a succession of subsequent agreements -- Christopher Beeston, the Cockpit playhouse and further Susan Baskervile considerations -- Attitudes to Beeston after 1612 -- Robert Leigh's 'leaving' and changes for the Queen's Servants -- Repertoire considerations, the Cockpit riot and Robert Leigh's 'return' -- Robert Leigh's seven 'young men'? -- The players up to 1622 -- The Revels Players at the Red Bull and beyond -- Conclusion: St John's Day at night -- Select bibliography -- The National Archives, Kew -- London Metropolitan Archives -- Other manuscript sources -- British Library -- Cambridge University Archives -- College of Arms -- Dulwich College, London -- Essex Record Office, Chelmsford -- Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucester -- Guildhall Library -- Huntington Library, San Marino, California -- Islington Local History Centre, Finsbury Library, St John Street -- Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone -- Lambeth Palace Library -- Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk.
Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich -- Surrey History Centre, Woking -- Westminster City Archives -- published works -- Index.
The first history of the Queen's Servants, parallel players to Shakespeare's company, and their playhouse, The Red Bull.
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