This Stage-Play World: Texts and Contexts, 1580-1625 / Edition 2

This Stage-Play World: Texts and Contexts, 1580-1625 / Edition 2

by Julia Briggs
     
 

ISBN-10: 019289286X

ISBN-13: 9780192892867

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The later years of Elizabeth and the reign of James I were the age of Shakespeare, but the age also of Sidney, Spenser, and Donne, of fellow dramatists Marlowe, Jonson, and Webster, and of the prose writers Nashe, Bacon, and Burton. This book examines the social conditions that produced this uniquely dazzling array of talent, and relates them closely to the

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The later years of Elizabeth and the reign of James I were the age of Shakespeare, but the age also of Sidney, Spenser, and Donne, of fellow dramatists Marlowe, Jonson, and Webster, and of the prose writers Nashe, Bacon, and Burton. This book examines the social conditions that produced this uniquely dazzling array of talent, and relates them closely to the literature of the period. In this extensively revised new edition, Julia Briggs has included two new chapters which examine the role of women, the family, travelers and 'outsiders' within the social and literary contexts of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192892867
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,248,786
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Tradition and Innovation
2. Living in Society
3. Women and the Family
4. Travellers and Others
5. World Pictures
6. Religion
7. Education
8. The Court and its Arts
9. The Theatre
Conclusion
Chronology
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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