Q: The Director in the Elizabethan Theater
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0428. Tuesday, 30 May 1995.
From: Stephanie Hughes <
Date: Monday, 29 May 1995 19:38:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: The Director in the Elizabethan Theater
Not E.K. Chambers in his voluminous examination of the Elizabethan Theater, nor
M.C. Bradbrook, nor Gerald Bentley, so much as mention the role of director in
Elizabethan times. We have authors, actors as sharers, actors as hired men,
theater managers like Henslowe, company managers like Hemmings, but who did the
directing? These plays weren't mere plot outlines, as in the Commedia del Arte;
they required blocking. Ideas, anyone?