Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama / Edition 1

Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama / Edition 1

by Jeremy Lopez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521820065

ISBN-13: 9780521820066

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse, formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Focusing on the relationship between the repertory system and the conventions and content of the plays, Jeremy Lopez proposes that understanding the potential for theatrical failure (the way playwrights anticipated it and

Overview

This book provides a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse, formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Focusing on the relationship between the repertory system and the conventions and content of the plays, Jeremy Lopez proposes that understanding the potential for theatrical failure (the way playwrights anticipated it and audiences responded to it) is crucial for understanding the way in which the drama succeeded on the stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521820066
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: 1. 'As it was acted to great applause': Elizabethan and Jacobean audiences and the physicality of response; 2. Meat, magic and metamorphosis: on puns and wordplay; 3. Managing the aside; 4. Exposition, redundancy, action; 5. Disorder and convention; Part II: Introduction to Part II; 6. Drama of disappointment: character and narrative in Elizabethan and Jacobean tragedy; 7. Laughter and narrative in Elizabethan and Jacobean comedy; 8. Epilogue: Jonson and Shakespeare; Plays and editions cited; Works cited; Index.

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