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Short History of English Renaissance Drama, A

Helen. Hackett


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  • Title:
    Short History of English Renaissance Drama, A
  • Author: Helen. Hackett
  • Description: Cover; Author biography; Title page; Dedication and Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgements; A Note on the Text; Introduction: Renaissance and Reformation; Timeline; Chapter 1: English Drama Before the 1590s; Chapter 2: How Plays Were Made; Chapter 3: Marlowe; Chapter 4: Shakespeare; Chapter 5: Jonson; Chapter 6: Sex and Death: Revenge Tragedy; Chapter 7: Playing with Genre: City Comedy, Domestic Tragedy, Tragicomedy; Chapter 8: Playing with Gender: Boy Actors, Female Performers, Female Dramatists; Epilogue: The Afterlives of Renaissance Drama; Notes; Bibliography; List of Illustrations
    Shakespeare is a towering presence in English and indeed global culture. Yet considered alongside his contemporaries he was not an isolated phenomenon, but the product of a period of astonishing creative fertility. This was an age when new media - popular drama and print - were seized upon avidly and inventively by a generation of exceptionally talented writers. In her sparkling new book, Helen Hackett explores the historical contexts ofEnglish Renaissance drama by situating it in the wider history of ideas. She traces the origins of Renaissance theatre in communal religious drama, civic pagea
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: London : I.B.Tauris
  • Format: 1 online resource (368 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-85773-302-8
  • Subjects: Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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