The Politics of Performance in Early Renaissance Drama

The Politics of Performance in Early Renaissance Drama

by Greg Walker

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Overview

Greg Walker provides a new account of the relationship between politics and drama in the turbulent period from the accession of Henry VIII to the reign of Elizabeth I. Building on ideas first developed in Plays of Persuasion (1991), he focuses on political drama in both England and Scotland, exploring the complex relationships among politics, court culture and dramatic composition, performance and publication. This interdisciplinary analysis will find a market among Tudor historians as well as students of medieval and Renaissance drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521029919
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/02/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Playing by the book: early Tudor drama and the printed text; 2. Household drama and the art of good counsel; 3. John Heywood and the politics of contentment; 4. Acting government: Sir David Lindsay's Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis; 5. Dramatic justice at the Marian court: Nicholas Udall's Respublica; 6. Strategies of courtship: the marital politics of Gorboduc; Epilogue; Appendices; Index.

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