Hospitable Performances: Dramatic Genre and Cultural Practices in Early Modern England

Hospitable Performances: Dramatic Genre and Cultural Practices in Early Modern England

by Daryl W. Palmer
     
 

This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary study draws on sociology, anthropology, history, and literary theory to examine the practice and the literary re-presentation of hospitality. Palmer offers an original synthesis of dramatic texts from early modern England that gives place to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The literary texts Palmer uses cover a diverse

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This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary study draws on sociology, anthropology, history, and literary theory to examine the practice and the literary re-presentation of hospitality. Palmer offers an original synthesis of dramatic texts from early modern England that gives place to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The literary texts Palmer uses cover a diverse field, from Shakespearean drama to royal progresses, from court entertainment to pamphlet literature. The genre of pageantry, a more ubiquitous form of entertainment than the more-studied public theater, takes over the heart of the study. Through these various genres, Palmer investigates the notion of mediation, the relationship between aesthetic objects and the culture that produced them.

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Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Pyelonephritis held in Goteborg, Sweden, June 1986. A selection of approximately one hundred papers organized into sections on the natural history of bacteriuria, bacterial virulence, diagnostic and radiological aspects, prophylaxis and therapy, host factors and host resistance, and risk factors. Articles include contributions from researchers in Europe, Israel, Japan, and North America. Palmer (English, Akron U.) surveys the representation of hospitality in renaissance England, and draws on social-science methods to explore the relationship of the artifact and the cultural behavior. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781557530141
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.88(d)

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