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Actions That a Man Might Play: <i>Hamlet</i> on Stage in 1599–1601

David Bevington

in Murder Most Foul

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599103
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599103.003.0003
Actions That a Man Might Play: Hamlet on Stage in 1599–1601

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Hamlet's original staging in the Globe Theatre, on the south bank of the Thames River, commanded the talents of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, with Richard Burbage, Augustine Phillips, Will Kempe, and Shakespeare himself as writer and as actor who may have played the Ghost. Production used minimal scene effects and rapid stage movement to achieve a series of astonishing displays.

Keywords: Globe Theatre; Lord Chamberlain's Men; Richard Burbage; Will Kempe; Shakespeare as actor; Ghost

Chapter.  11388 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism

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