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Theatre and Government under the Early Stuarts

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J. R. Mulryne, Simon Adams, Richard Dutton, Graham Parry, Martin Butler, James Knowles, Julia Gasper, Kathleen McLuskie, Margot Heinemann
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  • Date Published: September 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521118828

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  • This is a collection of newly-commissioned essays by established scholars, responding to recent critical debate on political theater during the turbulent early years of the seventeenth century. Addressing a wide range of theater texts from the period between the accession of James I and the Civil War, the authors draw on criticism by both new historians and cultural materialists.

    • Well-established authors, experts in their fields
    • Appeal to historians as well as literary critics
    • Ranges across theatrical genres, including spectacles and masques
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    "...this collection sculpts new contours from familiar topography." Choice

    "Mulryne's summary of recent scholarship is lucid and fair, and his own suggestions are sensible..." Richard McCoy, Shakespeare Quarterly

    "This valuable collection does more than break new ground; it also surveys territory already traversed, reassessing earlier debates in light of more recent thinking .... a volume that is unusually rich in its coverage, its quality, and its capacity to stimulate thought." Robert Evans, Comparative Drama

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521118828
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Theatre and government under the early Stuarts J. R. Mulryne
    2. Early Stuart politics Simon Adams
    3. Ben Jonson and the Master of the Revels Richard Dutton
    4. The politics of the Jacobean masque Graham Parry
    5. Reform or reverence? The politics of the Caroline masque Martin Butler
    6. The spectacle of the realm: civic consciousness, rhetoric and ritual in early modern London James Knowles
    7. The Reformation plays on the public stage Julia Gasper
    8. Politics and dramatic form in early modern tragedy Kathleen McLuskie
    9. Drama and opinion in the 1620s: Middleton and Massinger Margot Heinemann

  • Editors

    J. R. Mulryne

    Margaret Shewring


    J. R. Mulryne, Simon Adams, Richard Dutton, Graham Parry, Martin Butler, James Knowles, Julia Gasper, Kathleen McLuskie, Margot Heinemann

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