Playhouse tales

Playhouse tales by C. Walter Hodges

ISBN10: 0698305205
ISBN13: 978-0698305205
Author: C. Walter Hodges
Title: Playhouse tales
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan; 1st American ed edition (1974)
Language: English
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Playhouse tales by C. Walter Hodges


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six stories, set in Shakespeare's London and based on ""real events and real people"" -- and, most important, real places -- range as the author notes from a mere rewording of Will Kemp's account of his own nine-day dance from London to Norwich to ""Romeo and Margaret,"" ""based upon little but fancy,"" in which a pious clergyman falls for a mysterious lady who is really a boy actor dressed for audition. The bard himself makes a few cameo appearances and Ben Jonson figures centrally in two of the stories -- in one, his stepfather fires him from his bricklayer's apprenticeship when he leaves his duties to attend a play, and in another he's in prison, having been a party to ""that dangerous rascally play at the Swan playhouse, The Isle of Dogs."" There is also a long account of the brawls and lawsuits and ""riotous circumstances which led up to the building of the Globe theater."

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