Jacobean Drama

Jacobean Drama

by Pascale Aebischer
     
 

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The plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries are increasingly popular thanks to a spate of recent stage and screen productions and to courses that set Shakespeare's plays in context. This Reader's Guide introduces students to the criticism and debates that are specific to the drama of playwrights such as Jonson, Middleton, Dekker and Webster. Pascale Aebischer

Overview

The plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries are increasingly popular thanks to a spate of recent stage and screen productions and to courses that set Shakespeare's plays in context. This Reader's Guide introduces students to the criticism and debates that are specific to the drama of playwrights such as Jonson, Middleton, Dekker and Webster. Pascale Aebischer explores recent critical developments in key areas including:

how the plays were staged and printed

innovative editions of plays

dramatic genres

the representation of the human body and of social, gender and race relations

modern productions on stage and screen.

Featuring suggestions for further research and reading, as well as a filmography, this is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the diverse plays of the Jacobean age.

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"An excellent account of the historical and current trends in Jacobean drama criticism." -- Mario DiGangi, City University of New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230008151
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

PASCALE AEBISCHER is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies at the University of Exeter. UK. Her previous publications include Shakespeare's Violated Bodies: Stage and Screen Performance (Cambridge, 2004) and the co-edited volume Remaking Shakespeare: Performance Across Media, Genres and Cultures (Palgrave, 2003).

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