A Companion to Renaissance Drama / Edition 1

A Companion to Renaissance Drama / Edition 1

by Arthur F. Kinney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631219501

ISBN-13: 9780631219507

Pub. Date: 06/18/2002

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631219507
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/18/2002
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
644
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributers
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Dramatic World of the Renaissance1
Pt. 1The Drama's World11
1The Politics of Renaissance England13
2Political Thought and the Theater, 1580-163025
3Religious Persuasions, c.1580-c.162040
4Social Discourse and the Changing Economy50
5London and Westminster68
6Vagrancy83
7Family and Household93
8Travel and Trade109
9Everyday Custom and Popular Culture121
10Magic and Witchcraft135
Pt. 2The World of Drama145
11Playhouses147
12The Transmission of an English Renaissance Play-Text163
13Playing Companies and Repertory180
14Must the Devil Appear?: Audiences, Actors, Stage Business193
15"The Actors are Come Hither": Traveling Companies212
16Jurisdiction of Theater and Censorship223
Pt. 3Kinds Drama237
17Medieval and Reformation Roots239
18The Academic Drama257
19"What Revels are in Hand?": Performances in the Great Households266
20Progresses and Court Entertainments281
21Civic Drama294
22Boy Companies and Private Theaters314
23Revenge Tragedy326
24Staging the Malcontent in Early Modern England336
25City Comedy353
26Domestic Tragedy: Private Life on the Public Stage367
27Romance and Tragicomedy384
28Gendering the Stage399
29Closet Drama416
Pt. 4Dramatists431
30Continental Influences433
31Christopher Marlowe446
32Ben Jonson464
33Sidney, Cary, Wroth482
34Thomas Middleton507
35Beaumont and Fletcher524
36Collaboration540
37John Webster553
38John Ford567
Index584

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