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Lighting the Shakespearean Stage, 1567-1642
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R. B. Graves examines the lighting of early modern English drama from both historical and aesthetic perspectives. He traces the contrasting traditions of sunlit amphitheaters and candlelit hall playhouses, describes the different lighting techniques, and estimates the effect of these techniques both indoors and outdoors.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. 1. Light on the Play
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 2. Tudor and Early Stuart Lighting Equipment
  2. pp. 10-25
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  1. 3. Early Lighting Systems
  2. pp. 26-64
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  1. 4. Afternoon Performances at the Outdoor Playhouses
  2. pp. 65-85
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  1. 5. Illumination of the Outdoor Playhouses
  2. pp. 86-124
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  1. 6. Daylight in the Indoor Playhouses
  2. pp. 125-157
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  1. 7. Theatrical Lighting at Court
  2. pp. 158-174
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  1. 8. Artificial Light in the Indoor Playhouses
  2. pp. 175-200
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  1. 9. Property Lights and Special Effects
  2. pp. 201-217
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  1. 10. Illuminating the Scene: The Duchess of Malfi at the Globe and Blackfriars
  2. pp. 218-236
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 237-268
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 269-275
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  1. Author Bio
  2. p. 276
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  1. Back Cover
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