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A Companion to Renaissance Drama


A Companion to Renaissance Drama


Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 1. Aufl.

von: Arthur F. Kinney

41,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9780470998915
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 648

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This expansive, inter-disciplinary guide to Renaissance plays and the world they played to gives readers a colorful overview of England's great dramatic age. Provides an expansive and inter-disciplinary approach to Renaissance plays and the world they played to. Offers a colourful and comprehensive overview of the material conditions of England's most important dramatic period. Gives readers facts and data along with up-to-date interpretation of the plays. Looks at the drama in terms of its cultural agency, its collaborative nature, and its ideological complexity.
List of Illustrations xi Notes on Contributors xii Acknowledgments xviii Introduction: The Dramatic World of the Renaissance 1 Arthur F. Kinney PART ONE The Drama’s World 11 1 The Politics of Renaissance England 13 Norman Jones 2 Political Thought and the Theater, 1580–1630 25 Annabel Patterson 3 Religious Persuasions, c.1580–c.1620 40 Lori Anne Ferrell 4 Social Discourse and the Changing Economy 50 Lee Beier 5 London and Westminster 68 Ian W. Archer 6 Vagrancy 83 William C. Carroll 7 Family and Household 93 Martin Ingram 8 Travel and Trade 109 William H. Sherman 9 Everyday Custom and Popular Culture 121 Michael Bristol 10 Magic and Witchcraft 135 Deborah Willis PART TWO The World of Drama 145 11 Playhouses 147 Herbert Berry 12 The Transmission of an English Renaissance Play-Text 163 Grace Ioppolo 13 Playing Companies and Repertory 180 Roslyn L. Knutson 14 Must the Devil Appear?: Audiences, Actors, Stage Business 193 S. P. Cerasano 15 “The Actors are Come Hither”: Traveling Companies 212 Peter H. Greenfield 16 Jurisdiction of Theater and Censorship 223 Richard Dutton PART THREE Kinds of Drama 237 17 Medieval and Reformation Roots 239 Raphael Falco 18 The Academic Drama 257 Robert S. Knapp 19 “What Revels are in Hand?”: Performances in the Great Households 266 Suzanne Westfall 20 Progresses and Court Entertainments 281 R. Malcolm Smuts 21 Civic Drama 294 Lawrence Manley 22 Boy Companies and Private Theaters 314 Michael Shapiro 23 Revenge Tragedy 326 Eugene D. Hill 24 Staging the Malcontent in Early Modern England 336 Mark Thornton Burnett 25 City Comedy 353 John A. Twyning 26 Domestic Tragedy: Private Life on the Public Stage 367 Lena Cowen Orlin 27 Romance and Tragicomedy 384 Maurice Hunt 28 Gendering the Stage 399 Alison Findlay 29 Closet Drama Marta Straznicky 416 PART FOUR Dramatists 431 30 Continental Influences 433 Lawrence F. Rhu 31 Christopher Marlowe 446 Emily C. Bartels 32 Ben Jonson 464 W. David Kay 33 Sidney, Cary, Wroth 482 Margaret Ferguson 34 Thomas Middleton 507 John Jowett 35 Beaumont and Fletcher 524 Lee Bliss 36 Collaboration 540 Philip C. McGuire 37 John Webster 553 Elli Abraham Shellist 38 John Ford 567 Mario DiGangi Index 584
"This collection contains a wealth of information about the vast and rich domain of Renaissance drama. Always lively, the essays display state-of-the-art scholarship on the plays, the playwrights, the theater, and the culture of Early Modern England. It will be an indispensible scholarly resource for those interested in the entirety of the Renaissance theatrical world, an arena which, as this volume definitively confirms, encompassed a rich array of playmakers and theatrical forms." Jean Howard, Columbia University "Serious first-time readers of Renaissance drama, as well as veteran teachers looking for a credible source of current information, will likely find this substantial volume of great utility." Choice
Arthur F. Kinney is Copeland Professor of Literary History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies. He is the editor of A Companion to Renaissance Drama (Blackwell, 2002) and of the journal English Literary Renaissance. His other recent publications include Lies like Truth: Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment (2001) and Shakespeare by Stages (Blackwell, 2002).
This expansive, inter-disciplinary guide to Renaissance plays and the world they played to gives readers a colorful overview of England's great dramatic age. In its pages, today's best Renaissance scholars chart the cross-currents of belief and daily experience that illuminate the meaning of works by Marlowe, Jonson, Middleton or Webster, as it has changed over time, place and audience. They explain why the plays do or say what they do, and raise provocative possibilities of what the plays might have said to Tudor and Stuart playgoers by discussing values, attitudes, and the material conditions of performance, along with the lives and particular ideas of individual playwrights.
"This collection contains a wealth of information about the vast and rich domain of Renaissance drama. Always lively, the essays display state-of-the-art scholarship on the plays, the playwrights, the theater, and the culture of Early Modern England. It will be an indispensible scholarly resource for those interested in the entirety of the Renaissance theatrical world, an arena which, as this volume definitively confirms, encompassed a rich array of playmakers and theatrical forms." Jean Howard, Columbia University "Serious first-time readers of Renaissance drama, as well as veteran teachers looking for a credible source of current information, will likely find this substantial volume of great utility." Choice

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