Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Volume 16

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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
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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

Foreword 7
Contributors 9
"Mysteries End": EDAM, REED, and the Midlands 17
The Real Misfortunes of Arthur; Or, Not Making it on the Elizabethan Stage 32
The Presentment of Bushell's Rock: Place, Politics, and Theatrical Self-Promotion 39
The Insatiate Countess: Date, Topicality, and Company Appropriation 81
"All his intents are contrary to man": Softened Masculinity and Staging in Middleton's The Lady's Tragedy 101
The Career of Andrew Cane, Citizen, Goldsmith, and Player 130
"As proper a woman as any in Cheap": Women in Shops on the Early Modern Stage 145
Pent-Up Emotions: Pity and the Imprisonment of Women in Renaissance Drama 162
Genus Cygnus: Three Species of the Swan 192
"What about Our Hands?": A Presentational Image Cluster 218
Laughter and Blasphemy in the Shakespearean Theater 228
Carole Levin, The Reign of Elizabeth I 243
Catherine Belsey, Shakespeare and the Loss of Eden 248
Nick de Somogyi, Shakespeare's Theatre of War 263
David Scott Kastan, Shakespeare and the Book 267
Theodora A. Jankowski, Pure Resistance: Queer Virginity in Early Modern English Drama 270
Roslyn Lander Knutson, Playing Companies and Commerce in Shakespeare's Time 276
Alan C. Dessen and Leslie Thomson, A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642 283
Russ McDonald, Shakespeare and the Arts of Language 286
Peter Holland, Shakespeare and Religions 293
Kenneth Gross, Shakespeare's Noise 301
Heidi Hutner, Colonial Women: Race and Culture in Stuart Drama 306
Douglas Bruster, Quoting Shakespeare: Form and Culture in Early Modern Drama 309
Julie Stone Peters, Theatre of the Book, 1480-1880 314
Chris Humphrey, The Politics of Carnival: Festive Misrule in Medieval England 318
Index 324
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