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Literature and the Theater in Shakespeare's Day
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604135247
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-524-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 792/.094209031
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 136


Literature and the Theater in Shakespeare's Day provides students with the background information they need to fully understand the conditions under which Shakespeare produced his masterpieces. Topics examined in this volume include The Globe Theater, the system of patronage that supported writers, and the important actors and playwrights of the time that influenced Shakespeare's writing.

Coverage includes: 

  • Major writers of Shakespeare's time, including Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Nashe, and Ben Jonson
  • The Globe and other London theaters
  • The system of patronage that supported writers
  • And much more.


Full-color illustrations. Index. Bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Brett Foster is an assistant professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the volume editor of two books in Bloom's Shakespeare Through the Ages set, The Sonnets and Hamlet.

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