Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

Author: John Pitcher
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838638361
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 392
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Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England is an international volume published every year in a hardcover edition. Each volume contains essays and studies by critics and cultural historians from both hemispheres as well as substantial reviews of books and essays dealing with medieval and early modern English drama. Volume 17 is specially commissioned to celebrate the scholarship and career of Leeds Barroll, the founding Editor of MaRDiE. Its contents mirror Barroll's many contributions to the study of Shakespeare, the drama, and royal and aristocratic patronage in early modern England.

Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama

Author: Jeremy Lopez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107030579
Category: Drama
Page: 244
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Through short, provocative readings of unfamiliar plays, this book provides the first-ever history of the canon of Renaissance drama.

How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text

Author: Eugene Giddens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521886406
Category: Drama
Page: 187
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An invaluable introductory guide for students on how to engage with the original printed texts of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 1, Realism and Naturalism

Author: J. L. Styan,J. L. (Northwestern University Styan, Illinois)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521296281
Category: Drama
Page: 224
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This 1981 volume begins with the French revolt against naturalism in theatre and then covers the European realist movement.

Five Modern Plays

Author: Edmund R. Brown
Publisher: Branden Books
ISBN: 9780828314350
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Dreamy Kid (3 women 1 boy); Farewell Supper (1 woman 3 men); Lost Silk Hat (5 men); Sister's Tragedy (3 women 2 men); Intruder (3 men 5 women).

The Cultural Geography of Early Modern Drama, 1620–1650

Author: Julie Sanders
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497340
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Literary geographies is an exciting new area of interdisciplinary research. Innovative and engaging, this book applies theories of landscape, space and place from the discipline of cultural geography within an early modern historical context. Different kinds of drama and performance are analysed: from commercial drama by key playwrights to household masques and entertainment performed by families and in semi-official contexts. Sanders provides a fresh look at works from the careers of Ben Jonson, John Milton and Richard Brome, paying attention to geographical spaces and habitats like forests, coastlines and arctic landscapes of ice and snow, as well as the more familiar locales of early modern country estates and city streets and spaces. Overall, the book encourages readers to think about geography as kinetic, embodied and physical, not least in its literary configurations, presenting a key contribution to early modern scholarship.

The Effect

Author: Lucy Prebble
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140818348X
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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The Effect is a clinical romance between wo young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, who have agreed to take part in a clinical drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, however, Tristan and Connie manage to throw the trial off-course...

How to Produce the Play

The Complete Production Handbook
Author: Margaret Mary Young,John Wray Young
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871293657
Category: Amateur plays
Page: 96
View: 1909

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The Play Within the Play

The Performance of Meta-theatre and Self-reflection
Author: Gerhard Fischer,Bernhard Greiner
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042022574
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 460
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The thirty chapters of this innovative international study are all devoted to the topic ofthe play within the play. The authors explore the wide range of aesthetic, literary-theoretical and philosophical issues associated with this rhetorical device, not only in terms of its original meta-theatrical setting – from the baroque idea of atheatrum mundi onward to contemporary examples of postmodern self-referential dramaturgy – but also with regard to a variety of different generic applications, e.g. in narrative fiction, musical theatre and film. The authors, internationally recognized specialists in their respective fields, draw on recent debates in such areas as postcolonial studies, game and systems theories, media and performance studies, to analyze the specific qualities and characteristics ofthe play within the play: as ultimate affirmation of the 'self' (the 'Hamlet paradigm'), as a self-reflective agency of meta-theatrical discourse, and as a vehicle of intermedial and intercultural transformation. The challenging study, with its underlying premise of play as a key feature of cultural anthropology and human creativity, breaks new ground by placingthe play within the play at the centre of a number of intersecting scholarly discourses on areas of topical concern to scholars in the humanities.

Modern French Drama 1940-1990

Author: David Bradby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521408431
Category: Drama
Page: 331
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An updated account and comparison of the major traditions and tendencies in the French theatre from 1940-1990.

Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1642

Author: J. Low,N. Myhill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230118399
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 218
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This essay collection builds on the latest research on the topic of theatre audiences in early modern England. In broad terms, the project answers the question, 'How do we define the relationships between performance and audience?'.