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Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

Imagining Shakespeare's Original Audience, 1660-2000

Groundlings, Gallants, Grocers

Authors: Boecker, Bettina

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Comparatively little is known about Shakespeare's first audiences. This study argues that the Elizabethan audience is an essential part of Shakespeare as a site of cultural meaning, and that the way criticism thinks of early modern theatregoers is directly related to the way it thinks of, and uses, the Bard himself.

About the authors

Bettina Boecker is Senior Lecturer at the University of Munich, Germany. She is also executive officer and research librarian at the Munich Shakespeare Library. She has published on a variety of early modern topics, but is particularly interested in the popular culture of the period and Shakespeare's afterlives.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Those Nut-cracking Elizabethans

    Boecker, Bettina

    Pages 1-11

  • Shakespeare’s Elizabethan Audience in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century Shakespeare Criticism

    Boecker, Bettina

    Pages 12-30

  • ‘No man of genius ever wrote for the mob’: Shakespeare’s Elizabethan Audience and Romantic Shakespeare Criticism

    Boecker, Bettina

    Pages 31-47

  • Enter the Groundlings

    Boecker, Bettina

    Pages 48-80

  • Childish and Primitive: Shakespeare’s Elizabethan Audience and the Turn-of-the-century Theatrical Avant-garde

    Boecker, Bettina

    Pages 81-98

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37995-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagining Shakespeare's Original Audience, 1660-2000
Book Subtitle
Groundlings, Gallants, Grocers
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37996-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137379962
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37995-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 210
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