The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama / Edition 2

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Ten distinguished scholars from Britain and North America contribute informative studies about the principal theaters, playwrights, and plays of the most important period of English drama, 1580-1642.
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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: 9780521527996
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
  • Edition description: 2nd
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of contributors
Preface to first edition
Preface to second edition
A note on dates, references, and quotations
List of abbreviations
1 Playhouses and players 1
2 The arts of the dramatist 53
3 Drama and society 93
4 Private and occasional drama 131
5 Political drama 164
6 Romance and the heroic play 197
7 Pastiche, burlesque, tragicomedy 228
8 Comedy 254
9 Tragedy 292
10 Caroline drama 344
Biographies and select bibliography 372
Chronological table 420
Indices 448
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