New Directions in Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies

New Directions in Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies

by S. Werner
     
 

This collection asks pressing questions about how and why we study performances of Renaissance drama, challenging prevailing views and suggesting new methodologies for the field. How does an emphasis on Shakespeare limit us? What can we learn from non-traditional theatre? Why should we rethink the value of studying what happens onstage?  See more details below

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This collection asks pressing questions about how and why we study performances of Renaissance drama, challenging prevailing views and suggesting new methodologies for the field. How does an emphasis on Shakespeare limit us? What can we learn from non-traditional theatre? Why should we rethink the value of studying what happens onstage?

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'...a solid survey of the state of the field...Recommended' - K.J.Wetmore Jr., CHOICE

'Sarah Werner gathers a diverse clutch of essays on approaches to Renaissance drama and its performances: cue startling namechecks for Hitchcock, Johnny Cash and Travis Bickle.' - Plays International

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230205307
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
05/07/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER COBB Assistant Professor of English, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, USA

BRIDGET ESCOLME Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

ANDREW JAMES HARTLEY Russell Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies, University of North Carolina, USA

COURTNEY LEHMANN Professor of English and Film Studies, University of the Pacific, USA

JEREMY LOPEZ Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto, Canada

GENEVIEVE LOVE Associate Professor of English, Colorado College, USA

PAUL MENZER Associate Professor, Mary Baldwin College, USA

ROBERT SHAUGHNESSY Professor of Theatre, University of Kent, UK

EMMA SMITH Fellow and Tutor in English, Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK

AYANNA THOMPSON Associate Professor of English, Arizona State University, USA

SARAH WERNER Undergraduate Program Director, Folger Shakespeare Library, USA

WILLIAM N. WEST Associate Professor of English, Northwestern University, USA

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