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Spectatorship in Scotland

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Current studies of performance make this an appropriate time to analyse evidence for early-modern Scottish spectatorship as a correlative to exploring records of the theatrical events themselves. This chapter uses four diverse and largely unstudied instances of spectatorship drawn from the period 1588 to 1618 to explore those areas where Scotland provides rich evidence of a culture of spectatorship, and those, more literary, ones, where it is paradoxically weaker, but still distinctive. Key figures in the analyses are Francis Stewart, first earl of Bothwell; John Erskine, second earl of Mar; the Rev. Adam Simson, and Sir William Drummond of Hawthornden, but it is the textual characteristics of the records themselves which are seen as having most bearing on what one can infer about early spectatorship.

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McGavin, John J. (2013) Spectatorship in Scotland In, Hadley Williams, Janet and McClure, J. Derrick (eds.) 'Fresche fontanis': Studies in the Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Scotland. Newcastle upon Tyne, GB, Cambridge Scholars Press pp. 289-307.

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Published date: 2013
Organisations: English

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Local EPrints ID: 176975
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/176975
ISBN: 978-1-4438-4481-9
PURE UUID: 223e74da-695b-4fe2-b96f-3c17ed2788c4

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Date deposited: 14 Mar 2011 13:52
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:06

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Author: John J. McGavin
Editor: Janet Hadley Williams
Editor: J. Derrick McClure

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