W. BRIDGES-ADAMS


THE IRRESISTIBLE THEATRE

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents xi
  • Illustrations xiii
  • Part One - From the Conquest to The Tudors 1
  • [2] - Mystery, Miracle, Morality, Interlude 12
  • [3] - Ourselves and The Middle Ages. 14
  • [4] - Dramatic Art at the Time Of The Conquest 18
  • [5] - The First of the Mysteries 22
  • [6] - Medieval Staging 25
  • [7] - The Drama Comes to England 32
  • [8] - The Great Cycles 41
  • [9] - The Plays and the Acting 46
  • [10] - Moralities and Interludes 61
  • Part Two - From the Tudors to The Commonwealth 77
  • [2] - Elizabeth and Her London 82
  • [3] - Toward the Globe 88
  • [4] - The Chronicle Plays 103
  • [5] - Broadsheet Drama 107
  • [6] - The Tragedy of Blood 110
  • [7] - The Scholar Dramatists 113
  • [8] - In Triumph Through Persepolis. 123
  • [9] - A Motley to the View 131
  • [10] - The Master of the Revels 142
  • [11] - A Place of One's Own 146
  • [12] - A Roof of One's Own 155
  • 13 - Little Eyases 161
  • 14 - Copper-Lace Gentlemen 168
  • 15 - Some Portraits 185
  • 16 - Acting and Style 195
  • 17 - Sharing and Management 201
  • [18] - The Stage 205
  • 19 - The Two Hours' Traffic 223
  • [20] - The Masque 226
  • [21] - Ben Jonson 235
  • [22] - Chapman 249
  • [23] - Dekker, Heywood, Middleton 259
  • [24] - Marston 274
  • [25] - Beaumont and Fletcher 281
  • [26] - Tourneur, Webster, Ford 300
  • [27] - Massinger 322
  • [28] - Shirley 333
  • [29] - The Adversary 344
  • 30 - Retrospect 361
  • 31 - Primus Inter Pares 376
  • Notes 393
  • Appendix - The Subject-Matter of Bible History As Presented in the Four Extant English Cycles1 421
  • Authorities 426
  • Summary of Texts 429
  • Index 431
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