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The original essays in Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature mean to provoke rather than reassure, to challenge rather than codify. Instead of summarizing existing knowledge scholars working in the field aim at opening fresh discussion; instead of emphasizing settled consensus they direct their readers to areas of enlivened and unresolved debate.
Following the models established by previous volumes in the series, Early Modern Theatricality launches a new generation of scholarship on early modern drama by focusing on the rich formal capacities of theatrical performance. The collection gathers some of the most innovative critics in the field to examine the techniques, objects, bodies, and conventions that characterized early modern theatricality, from the Tudor period to the Restoration.
Taking their cues from a series of guiding keywords, the contributors identify the fundamental features of theatricality in the period, using them to launch conceptually adventurous arguments that provoke our rediscovery of early modern drama in all its complexity and inventiveness.
Henry S. Turner, Rutgers University
Henry S. Turner is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He is the author of The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts, 1580-1630 (Oxford, 2006), Shakespeare's Double Helix (Continuum, 2008), the editor of The Culture of Capital:Property, Cities, and Knowledge in Early Modern England (Routledge, 2002), and co-editor of the book series "Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity" at Ashgate Press. His essays have appeared in Shakespeare Quarterly, Renaissance Drama, Configurations, Isis, South Central Review,differences, and postmedieval. His work has been supported by grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors 1. Generalization, Henry S. Turner 2. Stages, Laura Weigert 3. Interiority, Richard Preiss 4. Offstage, Peter Womack 5. Scenes, Bruce Smith 6. Lines, Paul Menzer 7. Sources, Stephen Guy-Bray 8. Intertheatricality, William West 9. Skill, Evelyn Tribble 10. Games, Gina Bloom 11. Festivity, Erika Lin 12. Occasion, Scott Trudell 13. Optics, Mary Thomas Crane 14. Ekphrasis, Joel Altman 15. Dumbshow, Jeremy Lopez 16. Indecorum, Ellen MacKay 17. Desire, Madhavi Menon 18. Formaction, Simon Palfrey 19. Now, Scott Maisano 20. Eventuality, Michael Witmore 21. Duel, Paul Kottman 22. Hospitality, Julia Reinhard Lupton 23. Becoming-Indian, Jonathan Gil Harris 24. Poor, Robert Henke 25. Foreign, Susanne Wofford 26. Mobility, Anston Bosman 27. Honestas, Phil Withington 28. Reading, Ann Baynes Coiro 29. Passions, Blair Hoxby Index of Plays General Index