Topic Guides: Elizabethan Drama

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reference book icon  Reference Books

Reference books can be found in the Reference Collection on the second floor of the library. They do not check out, but you may scan and email information for free at our BookScan Stations.

  • A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama: 1580-1642 (PR658.S59 D47 2000)
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama (PN1625 .M3 1984 vol. 2)
    • See: "English Drama" (pp. 82-90)
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance (PN2035 .O94 2003 vol. 1)
    • See: "Elizabethan Stage Society" (p. 420)
    • See: "Early Modern Period in Europe" (pp. 404-406)
  • The Reader’s Encyclopedia of World Drama (PN1625 .G3 1969)
    • See: "Elizabethan Drama" (pp. 210-214)

book icon  Circulating Books

Circulating books can be found on the third floor of the library and may be checked out with your SF ID card.

  • Acting Companies and Their Plays in Shakespeare's London by Siobhan Keenan --- PN2589 .K44 2014
  • The Age of Shakespeare by Frank Kermode --- PR3095.K466 2004
  • A Book for Shakespeare Plays and Pageants: A Treasury of Elizabethan and Shakespearean Detail for Producers, Stage Managers, Actors, Artists, and Students by Orie Latham Hatcher --- PR2910 .H35 1970b
  • The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: A Collaborative Debate by Anthony B. Dawson and Paul Yachnin --- PR3095.D38 2001
  • Early English Stages, 1300 to 1660  by Glynne Wickham --- PN3537.W53
  • Elizabethan Popular Theatre: Plays in Performance by Michael Hattaway --- PN2589 .H33 2005
  • The Elizabethan Stage by E. K. Chambers --- PN2589.C4
  • Elizabethan Stage Conditions: A Study of Their Place in the Interpretation of Shakespeare’s Plays by M. C. Bradbrook --- PR3095 .B65 1968
  • Elizabethan Stage Conventions and Modern Interpreters by Alan C. Dessen --- PR651 .D45 1984
  • English Court Theatre 1558-1642 by John H. Astington --- PN2590.C66 A88 1999
  • The First London Theatre: Materials for a History by Charles William Wallace --- PN2596.L6 W28 1969
  • From Text to Performance in the Elizabethan Theatre: Preparing the Play for the Stage by David Bradley --- PN2589 .B73 1991
  • The Globe Guide to Shakespeare: The Plays, the Productions, the Life by Andrew Dickson --- PR2987 .D52 2016
  • Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary by Alan C. Dessen --- PR3091 .D47 2006
  • Renaissance Drama in Action by Martin White --- PN2581 .W43 1998
  • Shakespeare's Stagecraft by J.L. Styan --- PR2995 .S8 2017
  • Shakespearean Playhouses: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration by Joseph Quincey Adams --- PN2596.L6 A55 1960
  • The Shakespearean Stage Space by Mariko Ichikawa --- ON ORDER
  • Shakespearean Stage Production: Then and Now. Volume 3 by Cecile de Banke --- PR3091 .B36 2014
  • Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres by Andrew Gurr and Mariko Ichikawa --- PR3095 .G88 2000
  • Stuart Masques and the Renaissance Stage by Allardyce Nicoll --- PR658 .M3 N5 1963
  • Theatre, Court and City, 1595-1610: Drama and Social Space in London by Janette Dillon --- PR658.S47 D55 2000
  • The Voice of Elizabethan Stage Directions: The Evolution of a Theatrical Code by Linda McJannet --- PR658.S59 M38 1999
  • The World of Christopher Marlowe by David Riggs --- PR2673.R54 2005

ebook icon  eBooks

eBooks may be read online. To log in, your Borrower ID is your 8-digit SF ID number (no hyphen), and your PIN is the last 4 digits of your SF ID number. Call the Circulation Desk at 352-395-5412 if you have problems logging in.

  • Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage Playing by John H. Astington --- read online
  • Costumes and Scripts in the Elizabethan Theatres by Jean MacIntyre --- read online
  • Playing Companies and Commerce in Shakespeare's Time by Roslyn Lander Knutson --- read online
  • Shakespeare's Theatre: A Dictionary of His Stage Context by Hugh Macrae Richmond --- read online
  • A Short History of English Renaissance Drama by Helen Hackett --- read online

Last Updated: November 2017

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