The Theatrical City: Culture, Theatre and Politics in London, 1576-1649 by David L. Smith, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Theatrical City: Culture, Theatre and Politics in London, 1576-1649

The Theatrical City: Culture, Theatre and Politics in London, 1576-1649

by David L. Smith
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This collection of essays adopts a novel, interdisciplinary approach to a diverse group of texts composed in London during the Renaissance. Eight literary scholars and eight historians from two continents have been paired to write companion essays on each text. This original method opens up rich insights into London's social, political, and cultural life which would

Overview

This collection of essays adopts a novel, interdisciplinary approach to a diverse group of texts composed in London during the Renaissance. Eight literary scholars and eight historians from two continents have been paired to write companion essays on each text. This original method opens up rich insights into London's social, political, and cultural life which would have eluded members of either discipline working in isolation. 'Theatrical' is taken to be a very flexible term, and is applied to the civic rituals and public spectacles of the capital (for example, the execution of King Charles I) as well as to the elite and popular theatre. The eight texts therefore include historical accounts, political documents and polemical works as well as plays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521526159
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.63(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >