Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Dramaby Jeremy Lopez, Lopez Jeremy
Pub. Date: 12/28/2006
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 audiences responded to it) is crucial for understanding the way in which the drama succeeded on the stage.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments; 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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