Sir William Davenant and the Duke's Company

Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Richard Schoch

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Eubanks Winkler and Schoch reveal how – and why – the first generation to stage Shakespeare after Shakespeare’s lifetime changed absolutely everything. Founder of the Duke’s Company, Sir William Davenant influenced how Shakespeare was performed in a profound and lasting way. This book provides the first performance-based account of Restoration Shakespeare, exploring the precursors to Davenant’s approach to Restoration Shakespeare, the cultural context of Restoration theatre, the theatre spaces in which the Duke’s Company performed, Davenant’s adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, acting styles, and the lasting legacy of Davenant’s approach to staging Shakespeare.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
Number of pages217
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-3501-3060-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-3501-3057-9
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameShakespeare in the Theatre

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  • Shakespeare
  • theatre
  • theatre history
  • musicology


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