Theatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern England

Theatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern England

by Theodore B. Leinwand
     
 

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This innovative study examines emotional responses to socio-economic pressures in early modern England, as they are revealed in plays, historical narratives and biographical accounts of the period. These texts yield fascinating insights into the various, often unpredictable, ways in which people coped with the exigencies of credit, debt, mortgaging and capital

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This innovative study examines emotional responses to socio-economic pressures in early modern England, as they are revealed in plays, historical narratives and biographical accounts of the period. These texts yield fascinating insights into the various, often unpredictable, ways in which people coped with the exigencies of credit, debt, mortgaging and capital ventures. Leinwand discusses plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Heywood and Massinger, pairing them with writings about the finances of royalty and aristocrats, privateers, theatrical entrepreneurs and debtors.

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"...Leinwand provides a fascinating glimpse into both early modern economic practices and the variety of the age's affective responses to them." Choice

"The renewed interest...has enriched and complicated our understanding of the early modern period and its literature...Leinwand's accounts...are impressive in their detail..." Renaissance Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034661
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series, #31
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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