Shakespeare's Theatre of War

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The period between 1585 (when Elizabeth formally committed her military support to the Dutch wars against Spain) and 1604 (when James I at last brought it to an end) was one in which English life was preoccupied by the menace and actuality of war. The same period spans English drama's coming of age, from Tamburlaine to Hamlet. In this thought-provoking book, Nick de Somogyi draws on a wide range of contemporary military literature (news-letters and war-treatises, maps and manuals) to demonstrate how deeply wartime experience influenced the production and reception of Elizabethan theatre.

In a series of vivid parallels, the roles of soldier and actor, the setting of battlefield and stage, and the context of playhouse and muster are shown to have been rooted In the common experience of war. The local armory served as a props department; the stage as a military lecture hall. News from the front line has always been shrouded in the fog of war. Shakespeare's Rumour is seen here as kindred to such equally dubious messengers as his Armado, Falstaff or Pistol; soldiers have always told tall tales, militaiy ghost-stories that are here shown to have seeped into such narratives as The Spanish Tragedy and Henry V.

This book concludes with a sustained account of Hamlet, a play which both dramatizes the Elizabethan context of war-fever, and embodies in its three variant texts the war and peace that shaped its production. By affording scrutiny to each of its title's components, Shakespeare's Theatre of War provides a compelling argument for reassessing the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries within the enduring context of the military culture and wartime experience of his age.

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Shakespeare gave star billing on his stage to the Elizabethan war milieu. Somogyi (education, Shakespeare' Globe) draws upon a broad range of military literature of the era (newsletters, war treatises, manuals, and maps) to demonstrate just how deeply the menace of war and reality of military service permeated the theater of As You Like It and Henry V. With a particular spotlight on Hamlet, the author assesses the war-related themes of: casualties, military art, theaters of battle, rumors, ghosts, and questions raised. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840142075
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Procedures
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Casualties of War 11
2 The Art of War 54
3 Theatres of War 90
4 Rumours of War 131
5 Ghosts of War 186
6 The Question of these Wars 222
Bibliography 253
Index 292
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