Sunday, November 9, 2008

We Owe so Much to Andrew Gurr

Gurr, Andrew. Playgoing in Shakespeare’s London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

For some reason, I've been tapped to do some guest lecturing in some colleagues' classes this semester. And I honestly don't think I could do a thing right if it weren't for Andrew Gurr. His work has helped me immeasurably in gathering the clearest possible sense of Shakespeare's audience.

But I need to use that immeasurable aid to put together some lecture notes for tomorrow. Right away!

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