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English Drama by Alexander Leggatt

Title English Drama
Author Alexander Leggatt
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-06-06
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9781317871460
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The most important period in the history of English drama is revealed in Alexander Leggatt's challenging account. The author considers English drama from the beginning of Shakespeare's career to the restoration of Charles II. Focusing on Shakespeare and the development of his art, he examines all his major contemporaries: Jonson, Middleton, Webster, Beaumont, Fletcher and Ford. He combines close analysis of specific plays with a broader look at trends within drama.

Title A History of English Drama 1660 1900 Volume 5 Late Nineteenth Century Drama 1850 1900
Author Allardyce Nicoll
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1975-04
Category Drama
Total Pages 908
ISBN 0521058317
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contents: v1 Restoration drama, 1660-1700, 4th ed; v2 Early eighteenth century drama, 3d ed; v3 Late eighteenth century drama, 1750-1800, 2d ed; v4 Early nineteenth century drama, 1800-1840, 2d ed; v5 Late nineteenth century drama, 1850-1900, 2d ed; v6 As

English Drama by Richard W. Bevis

Title English Drama
Author Richard W. Bevis
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-06-06
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 356
ISBN 9781317870913
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What were the causes of Restoration drama's licentiousness? How did the elegantly-turned comedy of Congreve become the pointed satire of Fielding? And how did Sheridan and Goldsmith reshape the materials they inherited? In the first account of the entire period for more than a decade, Richard Bevis argues that none of these questions can be answered without an understanding of Augustan and Georgian history. The years between 1660 and 1789 saw considerable political and social upheaval, which is reflected in the eclectic array of dramatic forms that is Georgian theatre's essential characteristic.

Title The Nature and State of the English Drama
Author Frederick Guest Tomlins
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1841
Category Theater
Total Pages 24
ISBN HARVARD:HNNUA9
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Textual Patronage in English Drama 1570 1640
Author David Moore Bergeron
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date 2006
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 247
ISBN 0754654052
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Through an investigation of the dedications and addresses from various printed plays of the English Renaissance, David Bergeron recuperates the richness of these prefaces and connects them to the practice of patronage. The study includes discussion of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, among them Marston, Jonson, and Heywood, as well as a chronological checklist of the dramatic prefaces here analyzed. The book contains an Appendix that lists the plays with prefatory dedications and addresses analyzed.

Title Select Bibliography of the English Drama Before Elizabeth
Author Albert Harris Tolman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1896
Category English drama
Total Pages 11
ISBN PSU:000046884022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama
Author Dr Michelle M Dowd
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date 2013-05-28
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9781409478379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama investigates the ways in which work became a subject of inquiry on the early modern stage and the processes by which the drama began to forge new connections between labor and subjectivity in the period. The essays assembled here address fascinating and hitherto unexplored questions raised by the subject of labor as it was taken up in the drama of the period: How were laboring bodies and the goods they produced, marketed and consumed represented onstage through speech, action, gesture, costumes and properties? How did plays participate in shaping the identities that situated laboring subjects within the social hierarchy? In what ways did the drama engage with contemporary discourses (social, political, economic, religious, etc.) that defined the cultural meanings of work? How did players and playwrights define their own status with respect to the shifting boundaries between high status/low status, legitimate/illegitimate, profitable/unprofitable, skilled/unskilled, formal/informal, male/female, free/bound, paid/unpaid forms of work? Merchants, usurers, clothworkers, cooks, confectioners, shopkeepers, shoemakers, sheepshearers, shipbuilders, sailors, perfumers, players, magicians, servants and slaves are among the many workers examined in this collection. Offering compelling new readings of both canonical and lesser-known plays in a broad range of genres (including history plays, comedies, tragedies, tragi-comedies, travel plays and civic pageants), this collection considers how early modern drama actively participated in a burgeoning, proto-capitalist economy by staging England's newly diverse workforce and exploring the subject of work itself.

Satire In English Drama 1590 1603 by Oscar Gross Brockett

Title Satire in English Drama 1590 1603
Author Oscar Gross Brockett
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1953
Category English drama
Total Pages 620
ISBN STANFORD:36105011930877
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Dissembling Disability in Early Modern English Drama
Author Lindsey Row-Heyveld
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2018-08-07
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 244
ISBN 9783319921358
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why do able-bodied characters fake disability in 40 early modern English plays? This book uncovers a previously unexamined theatrical tradition and explores the way counterfeit disability captivated the Renaissance stage. Through detailed case studies of both lesser-known and canonical plays (by Shakespeare, Jonson, Marston, and others), Lindsey Row-Heyveld demonstrates why counterfeit disability proved so useful to early modern playwrights. Changing approaches to almsgiving in the English Reformation led to increasing concerns about feigned disability. The theater capitalized on those concerns, using the counterfeit-disability tradition to explore issues of charity, epistemology, and spectatorship. By illuminating this neglected tradition, this book fills an important gap in both disability history and literary studies, and explores how fears of counterfeit disability created a feedback loop of performance and suspicion. The result is the still-pervasive insistence that even genuinely disabled people must perform in order to, paradoxically, prove the authenticity of their impairments.

English Drama Since 1940 by David Ian Rabey

Title English Drama Since 1940
Author David Ian Rabey
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-10-13
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781317875383
Language English, Spanish, and French
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English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal. This book introduces the period and its discourse whilst redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments of themes, styles, concerns and contexts from the 80s to the present. The book offers succinct and analytical introductions to the work of 60 dramatists, whilst arguing for (re)appraisal of many dates critical perspectives, in order to stimulate further argument in the field.

Title Materials for the Study of the Old English Drama
Author Henry de Vocht
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1945
Category English drama
Total Pages 86
ISBN MINN:319510022332793
Language English, Spanish, and French
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English Drama Forms And Development by Muriel Clara Bradbrook

Title English Drama Forms and Development
Author Muriel Clara Bradbrook
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1977-10-20
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 263
ISBN 9780521215886
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ten original essays on English drama from Tudor times onwards examines different aspects on the development of this art form.

Early English Drama by John C. Coldewey

Title Early English Drama
Author John C. Coldewey
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-07-22
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 390
ISBN 9781135778897
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Title The Idea of Honour in the English Drama 1591 1700
Author Charles Laurence Barber
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1972
Category English drama
Total Pages 362
ISBN UOM:39076006155084
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Medieval English Drama by Sidney E. Berger

Title Medieval English Drama
Author Sidney E. Berger
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-07-12
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 526
ISBN 9780429514678
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Originally published in 1990, Medieval English Drama is an exhaustive bibliography of scholarship on medieval English drama. Each item has been annotated in the bibliography with considerable care; these annotations are descriptive rather than critical and give a clear synopsis of the content of each reference, the texts with which it deals, and a brief indication of its critical position. The bibliography is divided into two sections; editions and collections of plays, and critical works. The bibliography is exhaustive rather than selective and provides English annotations for foreign language works, as well as a list of reviews for most books. The book covers liturgical and folk drama, other forms of entertainment, and related material useful to researchers in the field. The book provides an update of sources not listed in Carl J. Stratman's comprehensive Bibliography of Medieval Drama published in 1972.

Title Records of Early English Drama
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1982
Category English drama
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105006976950
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Textual Patronage in English Drama 1570 1640
Author David M. Bergeron
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-11-28
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 257
ISBN 9781351148023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Through an investigation of the dedications and addresses from various printed plays of the English Renaissance, David Bergeron recuperates the richness of these prefaces and connects them to the practice of patronage. The prefatory matter discussed ranges from the printer John Day's address to readers (the first of its kind) in the 1570 edition of Gorboduc to Richard Brome's dedication to William Seymour and address to readers in his 1640 play, Antipodes. The study includes discussion of prefaces in plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries as well as Shakespeare himself, among them Marston, Jonson, and Heywood. The book includes an Appendix that lists plays with prefatory dedications and addresses here analyzed. The author uses these prefaces to show that English playwrights, printers and publishers looked in two directions, toward aristocrats and toward a reading public, in order to secure status for and dissemination of dramatic texts. Bergeron points out that dedications and addresses to readers constitute obvious signs that printers, publishers and playwrights in the period increasingly saw these dramatic texts as occupying a rightful place in the humanistic and commercial endeavor of book production. He further suggests that for playwrights these self-conscious prefaces signal a developing sense and construction of authorship, since in them authors assert their identity, discuss their writing, and claim patronage in the dedications and addresses. By emphasizing patronage of both aristocrats and book-buyers, captured in and triggered by these prefaces, Bergeron redefines the "textual economies" at work in England's early modern period. This book is the first to offer a systematic analysis of prefatory material in English dramatic texts, compelling literary scholars, cultural historians and historians of the book to take seriously the intersection of patronage, book production, and playwrights' textual frames. As Bergeron persuasively argues, we cannot fully comp

Title A History of English Drama 1660 1900
Author Allardyce Nicoll
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2009-06-25
Category Drama
Total Pages 432
ISBN 0521109302
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nicoll's History, which tells the story of English drama from the reopening of the theatres at the time of the Restoration right through to the end of the Victorian period, was viewed by Notes and Queries (1952) as 'a great work of exploration, a detailed guide to the untrodden acres of our dramatic history, hitherto largely ignored as barren and devoid of interest'.

Title Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture
Author Jennifer Higginbotham
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2018-05-14
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 281
ISBN 9783319727691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume analyzes early modern cultural representations of children and childhood through the literature and drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Contributors include leading international scholars of the English Renaissance whose essays consider asexuals and sodomites, roaring girls and schoolboys, precocious princes and raucous tomboys, boy actors and female apprentices, while discussing a broad array of topics, from animal studies to performance theory, from queer time to queer fat, from teaching strategies to casting choices, and from metamorphic sex changes to rape and cannibalism. The collection interrogates the cultural and historical contingencies of childhood in an effort to expose, theorize, historicize, and explicate the spectacular queerness of early modern dramatic depictions of children.