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Selected Bibliography

Primary Texts


Davenant, William, and John Dryden. (1674) Macbeth, A Tragedy. London. Full text is available  here . Published with permission of ProQuest and The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Image has been produced by ProQuest as part of Early English Books

Shadwell, Thomas, William Davenant and John Dryden. (1674) The Tempest, or, The Enchanted Island: A Comedy. London. Full text is available Here . Published with permission of ProQuest and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Image has been produced by ProQuest as part of Early English Books


Secondary Reading


Burden, Michael. (2003) ‘Casting Issues in the Original Production of Purcell's Opera The Fairy-Queen’, Music and Letters (84.4), 596–607. 

Burden, Michael. (2012) ‘Shakespeare and Opera’, in Eighteenth-Century Shakespeare, eds. Peter Sabor and Fiona Ritchie. Cambridge University Press, 204-224.

Burden, Michael, ed. (2000) Henry Purcell’s Opera: The Complete Texts. Oxford.

Butt, John. (2002) Playing with History: The Historical Approach to Musical Performance. Cambridge, 3-73.

Carson, Christie, and Farah Karim-Cooper, eds. (2008) Shakespeare’s Globe: A Theatrical Experiment.   Cambridge.

Cholij, Irena. (1998) ‘“A Thousand Twanging Instruments”: Music and The Tempest on the Eighteenth-  Century London Stage’, Shakespeare Survey (51), 79-94.

Clark, Sandra, ed. (1997) Shakespeare Made Fit: Restoration Adaptations of Shakespeare. Everyman.

Cordner, Michael and Peter Holland, eds. (2011) Players, Playwrights, Playhouses. Investigating Performance, 1660-1800. Palgrave.

Dessen, Alan. (2008) ‘“Original practices” at the Globe’, in Carson and Karim-Cooper 2008, 45-54.

Dobson, Michael. (1994) The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769. Clarendon.

Eubanks Winkler, Amanda. (2004) Music for Macbeth. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions.

Guffey, G.R. (1969) After The Tempest. William Andrew Clark Memorial Library.

Gurr, Andrew. (2001) The Shakespearean Stage 1574-1642. 4th edn. Cambridge.

Haynes, Bruce. (2007) The End of Early Music. Oxford.

Herissone, Rebecca, ed. (2013) Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-Century England. Boydell and   Brewer.

Herissone, Rebecca. (2013) Musical Creativity in Restoration England. Cambridge University Press.

Hume, Robert D. (2006) ‘The Economics of Culture in London, 1660–1740’, Huntington Library Quarterly (69.4), 487–533.

Hume, Robert D. and Judith Milhous. (1995) Producible Interpretations. Southern Illinois University Press.

Johanson, Kristine, ed. (2005) Shakespeare Adaptations from the Restoration: Five Plays. Fairleigh   Dickinson.

Karim-Cooper, Farah and Tiffany Stern, eds. (2013) Shakespeare’s Theatres and the Effects of Performance.   Arden.

Keenan, T (2017) Restoration Staging, 1660-74. Routledge.

Kivy, Peter. (1995) Authenticities: Philosophical Reflections on Musical Performance. Cornell.

Lowerre, Kathryn. (2009) Music and Musicians on the London Stage, 1695-1705. Ashgate.

Mazer, Cary. (2012) ‘Historicizing Spontaneity’ in Shakespeare's Sense of Character, eds. Yu Jin Ko and Michael Shurgot. Ashgate, 85-98.

Menzer, Paul, ed. (2006) Inside Shakespeare: Essays on the Blackfriars Stage. Rowman & Littlefield.

McGirr, Elaine. (2016) Partial  Histories: A Reappraisal of Colley Cibber. Palgrave.

Milhous, Judith. (1984) ‘The Multimedia Spectacular on the Restoration Stage’, in British Theatre and Other Arts, 1660-1800, ed. Shirley Strum Kenny. Folger Books, 41-66.

Milhous, Judith. (1979) Thomas Betterton and the Management of Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1695-1708. Southern Illinois.

Murray, Barbara. (2001) Restoration Shakespeare: Viewing the Voice. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Payne Fisk, Deborah, ed. (2000) The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre. Cambridge.

Powell, Jocelyn. (1984) Restoration Theatre Production. Routledge.

Price, Curtis. (1979) Music in the Restoration Theatre. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press.

Roberts, David (2014) Restoration Plays and Players: An Introduction. Cambridge.

Roberts, David (2010) Thomas Betterton: The Greatest Actor of the Restoration Stage. Cambridge.

Schoch, Richard. (2016) Writing the History of the British Stage, 1660-1900. Cambridge.

Stern, Tiffany. (2000) Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan. Clarendon.

Taruskin, Richard. (1995) Text and Act: Essays on Music and Performance. Oxford.

Taylor, Gary. (1989) Reinventing Shakespeare: A Cultural History from the Restoration to the Present. Weidenfield & Nicholson.

Tilmouth, Michael. ed. (1986) Matthew Locke: Dramatic Music. Musica Britannica.

Worthen, W.B. (1997) Shakespeare and the Authority of Performance. Cambridge.

Worthen, W.B. (2016) Shakespeare Performance Studies. Cambridge.


Online Resources


Tim Keenan’s searchable database of Restoration stage directions and scene headings:

Tim Keenan's blog on Restoration theatre: This site houses short research articles, images, reviews, and notes on staging and scenery.