A Short History of English Renaissance Drama

A Short History of English Renaissance Drama

by Helen Hackett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848856868
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Series: I.B.Tauris Short Histories Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Helen Hackett is Professor of English at University College London. Her previous books are Shakespeare and Elizabeth: The Meeting of Two Myths (2009), Women and Romance Fiction in the English Renaissance (2000) and Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen: Elizabeth I and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1995).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• A Note on the Text
• Introduction: Renaissance and Reformation
• English Drama Before the 1590s
• How Plays Were Made
• Marlowe
• Shakespeare
• Jonson
• Sex and Death: Revenge Tragedy
• Playing With Genre: City Comedy, Domestic Tragedy, Tragicomedy
• Playing with Gender: Boy Actors, Female Performers, Female Dramatists
• Epilogue: The Afterlives of Renaissance Drama
• Bibliography
• Index

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