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Shakespeare in Company

Bart van Es


This book is about two very different kinds of company. On the one hand it concerns Shakespeare’s poet-playwright contemporaries, such as Marlowe, Jonson, and Fletcher. On the other, it examines the contribution of his fellow actors, including Burbage, Armin, and Kemp. Traditionally, criticism has treated these two influences in separation, so that Shakespeare is considered either in relation to educated Renaissance culture, or as a man of the theatre. Shakespeare in Company unites these perspectives. It argues that Shakespeare’s decision, in 1594, to become an investor (or ‘sharer’) in the ne ... More

Keywords: shakespeare, acting company, marlowe, jonson, fletcher, burbage, kemp, armin, career, theatrical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569311
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569311.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bart van Es, author
Fellow and University Lecturer, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford