Renaissance Drama 34

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Renaissance Drama, an annual and interdisciplinary publication, is devoted to drama and performance as a central feature of Renaissance culture. The essays in each volume explore traditional canons of drama, the significance of performance (broadly construed) to early modern culture, and the impact of new forms of interpretation on the study of Renaissance plays, theatre, and performance.

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Overview

Renaissance Drama, an annual and interdisciplinary publication, is devoted to drama and performance as a central feature of Renaissance culture. The essays in each volume explore traditional canons of drama, the significance of performance (broadly construed) to early modern culture, and the impact of new forms of interpretation on the study of Renaissance plays, theatre, and performance.

This issue of Renaissance Drama, devoted to the topic of "Media, Technology, and Performance" is co-edited by W.B. Worthen, Wendy Wall, and Jeffrey Masten. The various articles displayed here address the interface between drama and its various modes of production over the past four centuries. This volume explores the relationship of drama to other forms of early modern spectacle (pageantry, masques), to the specificities of typography and the economics of the book industry, to the intersection of drama with film and DVD production, and to the way that stage technologies and theatrical economies of the 16th, 17th and 20th centuries define plays and playing. Rather than thinking of the early modern text as something simply reconstituted in its different incarnations, these essays make clear that different media force a rethinking of the terms that we use to envision, conceptualize, and even to see the work of drama.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780810123083
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Series: Renaissance Drama Series
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

W. B. Worthen is a professor and chair of the department of theatre, dance, and performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Wendy Wall is a professor in the English department at Northwestern University.

Jeffrey Masten is an associate professor in the English department at Northwestern University.

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Table of Contents

Inoculating the old stock : Shakespearean chorographies 3
Reading occasions 31
Quid ais Omnium? : Maurice Kyffin's 1588 Andria and the emergence of suspension marks in printed drama 47
Natural authorship 69
Reforming Shakespeare 105
Dancing in a (cyber) net : "Renaissance women," systems theory, and the war of the cinemas 121
Taymor's Titus in time and space : surrogation and interpolation 163
School for schandal? : new-media Hamlet, Olivier, and camp connoisseurship 185
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