Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture: A Companion to Renaissance Drama

Editor/Author Kinney, Arthur F.
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-0-631-21950-7
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 12
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Dramatic World of the Renaissance - Arthur F. Kinney
  • PART ONE The Drama's World
  • 1 The Politics of Renaissance England - Norman Jones
  • 2 Political Thought and the Theater, 1580-1630 - Annabel Patterson
  • 3 Religious Persuasions, c.1580-c.1620 - Lori Anne Ferrell
  • 4 Social Discourse and the Changing Economy - Lee Beier
  • 5 London and Westminster - Ian W. Archer
  • 6 Vagrancy - William C. Carroll
  • 7 Family and Household - Martin Ingram
  • 8 Travel and Trade - William H. Sherman
  • 9 Everyday Custom and Popular Culture - Michael Bristol
  • 10 Magic and Witchcraft - Deborah Willis
  • PART TWO The World of Drama
  • 11 Playhouses - Herbert Berry
  • 12 The Transmission of an English Renaissance Play-Text - Grace Ioppolo
  • 13 Playing Companies and Repertory - Roslyn L. Knutson
  • 14 Must the Devil Appear?: Audiences, Actors, Stage Business - S. P. Cerasano
  • 15 "The Actors are Come Hither": Traveling Companies - Peter H. Greenfield
  • 16 Jurisdiction of Theater and Censorship - Richard Dutton
  • PART THREE Kinds of Drama
  • 17 Medieval and Reformation Roots - Raphael Falco
  • 18 The Academic Drama - Robert S. Knapp
  • 19 "What Revels are in Hand?": Performances in the Great Households - Suzanne Westfall
  • 20 Progresses and Court Entertainments - R. Malcolm Smuts
  • 21 Civic Drama - Lawrence Manley
  • 22 Boy Companies and Private Theaters - Michael Shapiro
  • 23 Revenge Tragedy - Eugene D. Hill
  • 24 Staging the Malcontent in Early Modern England - Mark Thornton Burnett
  • 25 City Comedy - John A. Twyning
  • 26 Domestic Tragedy: Private Life on the Public Stage - Lena Cowen Orlin
  • 27 Romance and Tragicomedy - Maurice Hunt
  • 28 Gendering the Stage - Alison Findlay
  • 29 Closet Drama - Marta Straznicky
  • PART FOUR Dramatists
  • 30 Continental Influences - Lawrence F. Rhu
  • 31 Christopher Marlowe - Emily C. Bartels
  • 32 Ben Jonson - W. David Kay
  • 33 Sidney, Cary, Wroth - Margaret Ferguson
  • 34 Thomas Middleton - John Jowett
  • 35 Beaumont and Fletcher - Lee Bliss
  • 36 Collaboration - Philip C. McGuire
  • 37 John Webster - Elli Abraham Shellist
  • 38 John Ford - Mario DiGangi