Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Volume 16

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Volume 16

by John Pitcher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838640001

ISBN-13: 9780838640005

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

Several archival studies are among the 11 articles, presenting new findings and conclusions about the place of drama in the provinces, the design of the Swan Theatre, and the financing and presentation of an Elizabethan entertainment. Other topics include the career of a Jacobean actor, the function of laughter and blasphemy in the theater, the representation of women…  See more details below

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Several archival studies are among the 11 articles, presenting new findings and conclusions about the place of drama in the provinces, the design of the Swan Theatre, and the financing and presentation of an Elizabethan entertainment. Other topics include the career of a Jacobean actor, the function of laughter and blasphemy in the theater, the representation of women in shops on the early modern stage, and the date and topicality of the Jacobean tragedy The Insatiate Countess. In addition, 14 recent books are reviewed. There is no subject index. Distributed in the US by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838640005
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword7
Contributors9
Articles
"Mysteries End": EDAM, REED, and the Midlands17
The Real Misfortunes of Arthur; Or, Not Making it on the Elizabethan Stage32
The Presentment of Bushell's Rock: Place, Politics, and Theatrical Self-Promotion39
The Insatiate Countess: Date, Topicality, and Company Appropriation81
"All his intents are contrary to man": Softened Masculinity and Staging in Middleton's The Lady's Tragedy101
The Career of Andrew Cane, Citizen, Goldsmith, and Player130
"As proper a woman as any in Cheap": Women in Shops on the Early Modern Stage145
Pent-Up Emotions: Pity and the Imprisonment of Women in Renaissance Drama162
Genus Cygnus: Three Species of the Swan192
"What about Our Hands?": A Presentational Image Cluster218
Laughter and Blasphemy in the Shakespearean Theater228
Reviews
Carole Levin, The Reign of Elizabeth I243
Catherine Belsey, Shakespeare and the Loss of Eden248
Nick de Somogyi, Shakespeare's Theatre of War263
David Scott Kastan, Shakespeare and the Book267
Theodora A. Jankowski, Pure Resistance: Queer Virginity in Early Modern English Drama270
Roslyn Lander Knutson, Playing Companies and Commerce in Shakespeare's Time276
Alan C. Dessen and Leslie Thomson, A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642283
Russ McDonald, Shakespeare and the Arts of Language286
Peter Holland, Shakespeare and Religions293
Kenneth Gross, Shakespeare's Noise301
Heidi Hutner, Colonial Women: Race and Culture in Stuart Drama306
Douglas Bruster, Quoting Shakespeare: Form and Culture in Early Modern Drama309
Julie Stone Peters, Theatre of the Book, 1480-1880314
Chris Humphrey, The Politics of Carnival: Festive Misrule in Medieval England318
Index324

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