Theatre, Court and City, 1595-1610: Drama and Social Space in London

Theatre, Court and City, 1595-1610: Drama and Social Space in London

by Janette Dillon, Dillon Janette
     
 

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This book explores the vital and interactive relationship between city and court in the drama of Shakespeare's time. Janette Dillon looks at relations between drama and city through the wider lens of fashion and commercialism, examining in particular the developing "West End" area along the Strand. She argues that during this period the drama of Shakespeare, Jonson,…  See more details below

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This book explores the vital and interactive relationship between city and court in the drama of Shakespeare's time. Janette Dillon looks at relations between drama and city through the wider lens of fashion and commercialism, examining in particular the developing "West End" area along the Strand. She argues that during this period the drama of Shakespeare, Jonson, Heywood and others, is oriented toward both the city of London and the court, rather than to one or the other, as previous studies have assumed.

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"Dillon's book is never less than sound and often fascinating and novel, and well deserves an honorable place among recent works on theater and Early Modern commerce." Essays in Theatre

"Dillon well delineates drama and social space in late sixteenth and early seventeenth century London..." Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

"a stimulating read." Shakespeare Bulletin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521029902
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

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