The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama / Edition 2

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Overview

This new edition of the Companion provides updated information about the principal theaters, playwrights and plays of the most important period of English drama, from 1580-1642. Revised essays are included in chapters on theaters, dramaturgy, political plays, heroic plays, burlesque, comedy, tragedy, and drama produced during the reign of Charles I. Their references have been updated and the substantial biographical and bibliographical section has been expanded. First Edition Hb (1990): 0-521-34657-6 First Edition Pb (1990): 0-521-38662-4
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Editorial Reviews

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"An intelligent compilation of current knowledge and hypotheses in the field of Renaissance drama, it is a valuable corrective to existing handbooks...The ten essays cover a lot of ground with a minimum of duplication...Most readers will discover some fresh insights into the work of major dramatists."
- Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Michael Shapiro

"In its newly revised form, this work solidifies its status as the best single-volume introduction to the non-Shakespearean English drama of the later Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline periods."
- Sixteenth Century Journal, Arnold W. Preussner, Truman State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521821155
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; A note on dates, references and quotations; Abbreviations; 1. Playhouses and players R. A. Foakes; 2. The arts of the dramatist A. R. Braunmuller; 3. Drama and society Michael Hattaway; 4. Private and occasional drama Martin Butler; 5. Political drama Margot Heinemann; 6. Romance and the heroic play Brian Gibbons; 7. Pastiche, burlesque, tragicomedy Lee Bliss; 8. Comedy Jill Levenson; 9. Tragedy Robert Watson; 10. Caroline drama James Bulman; Biographies and selected bibliography A. R. Braunmuller and Michael Hattaway; Chronological table.
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