The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance drama

Author
Other titles
  • English Renaissance drama
Published
  • Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press 1990
Physical description
xvi, 456 p. : ill., facsims., map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0521386624
  • 9780521386623
  • 0521346576
  • 9780521346573
ISRC
  • 29600048
Notes
  • Michael Hattaway is a New Zealander.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
  • Playhouses and players / R.A. Foakes -- The arts of the dramatist / A.R. Braunmuller -- Drama and society / Michael Hattaway -- Private and occasional drama / Martin Butler -- Political drama / Margo Heinemann -- Romance and the heroic play / Brian Gibbons -- Pastiche, burlesque, tragicomedy / Lee Bliss -- Comedy / Jill Levenson -- Tragedy / Robert N. Watson -- Caroline drama / James Bulman.
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  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam023/89025214.html
Genre
  • Aufsatzsammlung.
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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Language
  • English

Summary

  • This book offers students factual and interpretative material about the principal theaters, playwrights, and plays of the most important period of English drama, from 1580 to 1642. Ten distinguished scholars from Britain and North America have made fresh, informative, and challenging studies of the drama. The Companion covers a wide range of vital information on theaters, dramaturgy, and the social, cultural, and political conditions in which the drama was produced and perceived, as well as critical, analytical comment on individual plays and typical sequences, and guidance on the unique contributions of playwrights. Shakespeare's plays are discussed in appropriate contexts, but do not dominate the discussion. The exploration of the works of lesser known artists such as Lyly, Dekker, and Shirley, along with such undergraduate staples as Marlowe, Webster, and Middleton contribute to a more thorough understanding of theatrical genres of the period.
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