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9780631219507

A Companion to Renaissance Drama

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  • ISBN13:

    9780631219507

  • ISBN10:

    0631219501

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-06-10
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

This expansive, inter-disciplinary guide to Renaissance plays and the world they played to gives readers a colorful overview of England's great dramatic age. Provides an expansive and inter-disciplinary approach to Renaissance plays and the world they played to. Offers a colourful and comprehensive overview of the material conditions of England's most important dramatic period. Gives readers facts and data along with up-to-date interpretation of the plays. Looks at the drama in terms of its cultural agency, its collaborative nature, and its ideological complexity.

Author Biography

Arthur F. Kinney is Copeland Professor of Literary History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies. He is the editor of A Companion to Renaissance Drama (Blackwell, 2002) and of the journal English Literary Renaissance. His other recent publications include Lies like Truth: Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment (2001) and Shakespeare by Stages (Blackwell, 2002).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xi
Notes on Contributors xii
Acknowledgments xviii
Introduction: The Dramatic World of the Renaissance 1(10)
Arthur F. Kinney
PART ONE The Drama's World 11(134)
The Politics of Renaissance England
13(12)
Norman Jones
Political Thought and the Theater, 1580-1630
25(15)
Annabel Patterson
Religious Persuasions, c. 1580-c. 1620
40(10)
Lori Anne Ferrell
Social Discourse and the Changing Economy
50(18)
Lee Beier
London and Westminster
68(15)
Ian W. Archer
Vagrancy
83(10)
William C. Carroll
Family and Household
93(16)
Martin Ingram
Travel and Trade
109(12)
William H. Sherman
Everyday Custom and Popular Culture
121(14)
Michael Bristol
Magic and Witchcraft
135(10)
Deborah Willis
PART TWO The World of Drama 145(92)
Playhouses
147(16)
Herbert Berry
The Transmission of an English Renaissance Play-Text
163(17)
Grace Ioppolo
Playing Companies and Repertory
180(13)
Roslyn L. Knutson
Must the Devil Appear?: Audiences, Actors, Stage Business
193(19)
S. P. Cerasano
``The Actors are Come Hither'': Traveling Companies
212(11)
Peter H. Greenfield
Jurisdiction of Theater and Censorship
223(14)
Richard Dutton
PART THREE Kinds of Drama 237(194)
Medieval and Reformation Roots
239(18)
Raphael Falco
The Academic Drama
257(9)
Robert S. Knapp
``What Revels are in Hand?'': Performances in the Great Households
266(15)
Suzanne Westfall
Progresses and Court Entertainments
281(13)
R. Malcolm Smuts
Civic Drama
294(20)
Laurence Manley
Boy Companies and Private Theaters
314(12)
Michael Shapiro
Revenge Tragedy
326(10)
Eugene D. Hill
Staging the Malcontent in Early Modern England
336(17)
Mark Thornton Burnett
City Comedy
353(14)
John A. Twyning
Domestic Tragedy: Private Life on the Public Stage
367(17)
Lena Cowen Orlin
Romance and Tragicomedy
384(15)
Maurice Hunt
Gendering the Stage
399(17)
Alison Findlay
Closet Drama
416(15)
Marta Straznicky
PART FOUR Dramatists 431(153)
Continental Influences
433(13)
Lawrence F. Rhu
Christopher Marlowe
446(200)
Emily C. Bartels
Ben Jonson
646
W. David Kay
Sidney, Cary, Wroth
482(25)
Margaret Ferguson
Thomas Middleton
507(17)
John Jowett
Beaumont and Fletcher
524(16)
Lee Bliss
Collaboration
540(13)
Philip G. McGuire
John Webster
553(14)
Elli Abraham Shellist
John Ford
567(17)
Mario DiGangi
Index 584

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