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The Resource Shakespeare and the Countess : the battle that gave birth to the Globe, Chris Laoutaris

Shakespeare and the Countess : the battle that gave birth to the Globe, Chris Laoutaris

Label
Shakespeare and the Countess : the battle that gave birth to the Globe
Title
Shakespeare and the Countess
Title remainder
the battle that gave birth to the Globe
Statement of responsibility
Chris Laoutaris
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In November 1596, a woman signed a document that would nearly destroy the career of William Shakespeare. Who was this woman who played such an instrumental, yet little known, role in Shakespeare's life? Never far from controversy when she was alive--she sparked numerous riots and indulged in acts of breaking-and-entering, bribery, blackmail, kidnapping and armed combat--Lady Elizabeth Russell, the self-styled Dowager Countess of Bedford, has been edited out of public memory, yet the chain of events she set in motion would make Shakespeare the legendary figure we all know today. Lady Elizabeth Russell's extraordinary life made her one of the most formidable women of the Renaissance. The daughter of King Edward VI's tutor, she blazed a trail across Elizabethan England as an intellectual and radical Protestant. And, in November 1596, she became the leader of a movement aimed at destroying William Shakespeare's theatrical troupe--a plot that resulted in the closure of the Blackfriars Theatre but the construction, instead, of the Globe. Providing new pieces to this puzzle, Chris Laoutaris's rousing history reveals for the first time this startling battle against Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain's Men"--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laoutaris, Chris
Dewey number
942.05/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA358.R87
LC item number
L36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russell, Elizabeth Cooke Hoby
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644)
Label
Shakespeare and the Countess : the battle that gave birth to the Globe, Chris Laoutaris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Fig Tree, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Blackfriars mystery -- An education. A radical beginning ; The female university ; Monstrous regiments ; The ambassador's wife ; A widow's bed -- Parliament woman. The War of Admonition ; Lady Russell ; Meet the neighbours ; The widow and the necromancer -- Turf wars. The Arden Trail ; The Queen's soldier ; Closing ranks ; Sheriff and bailiff of the manor -- The battle for Blackfriars. Building ambitions ; Shakespeare and Essex ; Detective Dowager ; 'my war between mine own flesh and blood' ; Shakespeare's Nemesis ; In the name of love -- The birth of the Globe. Aftermath ; 'this distracted Globe' ; Wedding belles and rebels ; 'I'll be revenged ... ' ; 'from the stage to the State' -- Shakespeare's Countess. The last stand for Donnington ; All's well that ends well -- Afterlife of a murderess
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 502 pages
Isbn
9781605987927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892878900
  • 2161728
  • (OCoLC)892878900
  • 2129808
  • (OCoLC)892878900
  • (OCoLC)ocn892878900
  • 2129808
  • (OCoLC)ocn892878900
  • 2161728
Label
Shakespeare and the Countess : the battle that gave birth to the Globe, Chris Laoutaris
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Fig Tree, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Blackfriars mystery -- An education. A radical beginning ; The female university ; Monstrous regiments ; The ambassador's wife ; A widow's bed -- Parliament woman. The War of Admonition ; Lady Russell ; Meet the neighbours ; The widow and the necromancer -- Turf wars. The Arden Trail ; The Queen's soldier ; Closing ranks ; Sheriff and bailiff of the manor -- The battle for Blackfriars. Building ambitions ; Shakespeare and Essex ; Detective Dowager ; 'my war between mine own flesh and blood' ; Shakespeare's Nemesis ; In the name of love -- The birth of the Globe. Aftermath ; 'this distracted Globe' ; Wedding belles and rebels ; 'I'll be revenged ... ' ; 'from the stage to the State' -- Shakespeare's Countess. The last stand for Donnington ; All's well that ends well -- Afterlife of a murderess
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 502 pages
Isbn
9781605987927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892878900
  • 2161728
  • (OCoLC)892878900
  • 2129808
  • (OCoLC)892878900
  • (OCoLC)ocn892878900
  • 2129808
  • (OCoLC)ocn892878900
  • 2161728

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