Theatre and Government under the Early Stuarts

Theatre and Government under the Early Stuarts

by J. R. Mulryne, Margaret Shewring
     
 

This is a collection of newly-commissioned essays by established scholars, responding to recent critical debate on political theatre of the turbulent early years of the seventeenth century. Addressing a wide range of theatre texts from the period between the accession of James I and the Civil War, the authors draw on criticism by both new historicists and cultural… See more details below

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This is a collection of newly-commissioned essays by established scholars, responding to recent critical debate on political theatre of the turbulent early years of the seventeenth century. Addressing a wide range of theatre texts from the period between the accession of James I and the Civil War, the authors draw on criticism by both new historicists and cultural materialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521118828
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/03/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
1Introduction: theatre and government under the early Stuarts1
2Early Stuart politics: revisionism and after29
3Ben Jonson and the Master of the Revels57
4The politics of the Jacobean masque87
5Reform or reverence? The politics of the Caroline masque118
6The Spectacle of the Realm: civic consciousness, rhetoric and ritual in early modern London157
7The Reformation plays on the public stage190
8Politics and dramatic form in early modern tragedy217
9Drama and opinion in the 1620s: Middleton and Massinger237
Index266

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