The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama: An Introduction with Primary Sources

The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama: An Introduction with Primary Sources

by Brinda Charry

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama: An Introduction with Primary Sources by Brinda Charry

The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama is a single critical and contextual resource for students embarking on an in-depth exploration of early modern drama, providing both critical insight and accessible contextual information. This companion equips students with the information needed to situate the plays in their socio-political, intellectual and literary contexts. Divided into two parts, it introduces students to the major authors and significant dramatic texts of the period and emphasises the importance of both a historicist and close-reading approach to better engage with these works.
The Guide offers:
· primary texts from key early modern scholars such as Machiavelli, Heywood and Sidney
· contextual information vital to a full understanding of the drama of the period
· close readings of 14 of the most widely studied play texts by Shakespeare and his contemporaries
· a single resource to accompany any study of early modern drama
This is an ideal companion for students of Renaissance drama, offering students and teachers a range of primary contextual sources to illuminate their understanding alongside close critical readings of the major plays of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472572240
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 1,056,255
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brinda Charry is Professor of English at Keene State College, New Hampshire, USA.

Table of Contents

Part I
1. Politics and Society
2. Men and Women
3. Travel and Trade
4. Humanism
5. The stage
6. Authors, Books and Readers
7. Genre
8. Language and Style

Part II
The Alchemist
Arden of Faversham
Doctor Faustus
The Duchess of Malfi
Hamlet
Henry V
The Jew of Malta
The Knight of the Burbaning Pestle
The Roaring Girl
The Shoemaker's Holiday
The Spanish Tragedy
The Tempest
The Tragedy of Mariam
Volpone
Appendices
Index

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