The problems of the lack of evidence about conventions and acting style.
How a player learned his craft.
The rhetorical or performance style of acting.
Theatre as a poetic form.
The rhetorical style is overtaken by a more naturalistic style.
Stage sets and costume.
Thomas Hayward’s thoughts on a player’s skills.
Hayward on players as scholars.
The impact of Iambic Pentameter.
Hayward on Alleyn and Perkins playing Barabas in ‘The Jew of Malta’.
The convention of the soliloquy.
The convention of the aside.
The convention of eavesdropping.
The convention of boy players and female roles.
The convention of the play within the play.
The convention of the masque.
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