Marlowe and the Popular Tradition: Innovation in the English drama before 1595

Marlowe and the Popular Tradition: Innovation in the English drama before 1595

by Ruth Lunney
     
 

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Lunney explores Marlowe's engagement with the traditions of the popular stage in the 1580s and early 1590s and offers a new approach to his major plays in terms of staging and audience response, as well as providing a new account of English drama in these important but largely neglected years.

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Lunney explores Marlowe's engagement with the traditions of the popular stage in the 1580s and early 1590s and offers a new approach to his major plays in terms of staging and audience response, as well as providing a new account of English drama in these important but largely neglected years.

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By paying too much and too little attention to Marlowe's (1564-1893) prologue to , Lunney (U. of Newcastle, Australia) says critics fail to recognize the true innovations he introduced to English theater. She argues that he was the first of his contemporaries to privilege the experience of the audience over the moral or didactic message of the play, and that critics should consider the impact of his plays as a whole rather than mining the texts for references to current events. Distributed in the US by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719083228
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Lunney is Lecturer in enabling programs at the University of Newcastle, Australia

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