This book offers students factual and interpretative material about the principal theatres, playwrights and plays of the most important period of English drama, from 1580–1642. Ten distinguished scholars offer fresh, informative and challenging studies of the drama. They give factual answers to the kind of questions that students raise and also provide critical analytical comment on individual plays and typical sequences, guidance on the special contributions of playwrights, attempting to distinguish the extraordinary from the merely conventional. Three wide-ranging chapters on theatres, dramaturgy and the social, cultural and political conditions in which the drama was produced and perceived, are followed by chapters describing and illustrating various theatrical genres: private and occasional drama, political plays, heroic plays, burlesque, comedy, tragedy, with a final essay on the drama produced during the reign of Charles I. Shakespeare's plays are discussed in appropriate contexts, but do not dominate the discussion. The aim is to show the rich variety of drama in the period. An extensive biographical and bibliographical section details the work of the dramatists discussed in the book and the best sources for further study. A chronological table provides a full listing of new plays performed from 1497–1642, with a parallel list of major political and theatrical events.
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List of plates; List of contributors; Preface; A note on dates, references and quotations; Abbreviations; 1. Playhouses and players R. A. Foakes; 2. The arts of the dramatist A. R. Braunmuller; 3. Drama and society Michael Hattaway; 4. Private and occasional drama Martin Butler; 5. Political drama Margot Heinemann; 6. Romance and the heroic play Brian Gibbons; 7. Pastiche, burlesque, tragicomedy Lee Bliss; 8. Comedy Jill Levenson; 9. Tragedy Robert Watson; 10. Caroline drama James Bulman; Biographies and selected bibliography A. R. Braunmuller and Michael Hattaway; Chronological table; Index.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0521386624
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