The Theatrical City

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Dezember 2003



A collection of interdisciplinary essays on the 'theatrical' in Renaissance London.


Preface; List of contributors; List of illustrations; Introduction; 1. John Stow's Survey of London Ian Archer and Lawrence Manley; 2. Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Penry Williams and Louis A. Montrose; 3. Thomas Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday Paul S. Seaver and David Bevington; 4. John Marston's The Fawn Linda Levy Peck and Frank Whigham; 5. Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair Patrick Collinson and Leah S. Marcus; 6. Philip Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts Keith Lindley and Martin Butler; 7. The Root and Branch Petition and the Grand Remonstrance David L. Smith and Richard Strier; 8. John Milton's Eikonoklastes Derek Hirst and Marshall Grossman.


"The structure of the text is clearly laid out and justified....Chronologically ordered, the eight chapters each contain a pair of essays, one written by a historian and one by a literary critic ....the authors have been able to engage in a pointed dialogue....Each article is thought provoking, and the authors successfully create a collaborative style of dialogue promised by the course's original concept, often referring to each other's work and carefully avoiding repetitive information....the articles are convincing, intelligently written and concise. The variety of articles offered will be of particular value to theater historians and scholars with interdisciplinary interests." Erica Kylander-Clark, Theatre Studies
EAN: 9780521526159
ISBN: 0521526159
Untertitel: Culture, Theatre and Politics in London, 1576-1649. 22 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 308 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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