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Laughing and weeping in the early modern theatre / Matthew Steggle.

  • Author

    Steggle, Matthew.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Aldershot : Ashgate, 2007.

  • Subject

    English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism

    English drama 17th century

    Laughter in literature

    Crying in literature

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  • Class


  • ISBN

    9780754657026 (hbk.), 0754657027 (hbk.)

  • Language


  • Physical description

    158 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references. Summary, etc: A study of laughter and weeping in English theatres, broadly defined, from around 1550 until their closure in 1642. The book is concerned both with the representation of these actions on the stage, and with what can be reconstructed about the laughter and weeping of theatrical audiences themselves.