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By Eva Griffith

ISBN-10: 1107041880

ISBN-13: 9781107041882

ISBN-10: 1107615046

ISBN-13: 9781107615045

Eva Griffith's publication fills a huge hole in regards to the global of Shakespearean drama. It tells the formerly untold tale of the Servants of Queen Anna of Denmark, a bunch of gamers parallel to Shakespeare's King's males, and their London playhouse, The purple Bull. inbuilt brilliant Clerkenwell, The pink Bull lay in the northern suburbs of Jacobean London, with prostitution to the west and the Revels workplace to the east. Griffith units the playhouse within the historic context of the Seckford and Bedingfeld households and their connections to the location. employing a wealth of basic facts together with maps, plans and archival texts, she analyses the courtroom patronage of figures comparable to Sir Robert Sidney, Queen Anna's chamberlain, along the company's individuals, functionality and repertoire. performs played incorporated these by means of Webster, Dekker and Heywood - entertainments characterized by way of spectacle, conflict series and court docket drama, along London humour and song.

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