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Shakespeare's Clown: Actor and Text in the Elizabethan Playhouse
This book argues that a professional Elizabethan theatre company always contained one actor known as 'the clown'. Its focus is Will Kemp, clown to the Chamberlain's Men from 1594 to 1599 and famed for his solo dance from London to Norwich in 1600. David Wiles combines textual, theatrical and biographical lines of research in order to map out Kemp's career. He shows how Sha ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 16th 2005 by Cambridge University Press
(first published May 29th 1987)
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