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Theatre, Court and City, 1595–1610
Drama and Social Space in London

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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521029902

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  • This book explores the vital and interactive relationship between city and court in the drama of Shakespeare's time. Janette Dillon looks at relations between drama and city through the wider lens of fashion and commercialism, examining in particular the developing "West End" area along the Strand. She argues that during this period the drama of Shakespeare, Jonson, Heywood and others, is oriented toward both the city of London and the court, rather than to one or the other, as previous studies have assumed.

    • Focuses on specific time and place: London, Westminster and the developing 'West End'
    • Includes an analysis of the recently discovered entertainment, Britain's Burse, by Ben Jonson
    • Wide-ranging analyses of well-known plays such as Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost and Jonson's Epicoene as well as lesser-known material such as Heywood's Edward IV
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Dillon's book is never less than sound and often fascinating and novel, and well deserves an honorable place among recent works on theater and Early Modern commerce." Essays in Theatre

    "Dillon well delineates drama and social space in late sixteenth and early seventeenth century London..." Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

    "a stimulating read." Shakespeare Bulletin

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521029902
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Conventions and abbreviations
    Prologue
    1. City, court and theatre
    2. The place of exchange
    3. From retreat to display
    4. The place of dirt
    5. Placing the boundaries
    6. The place of accommodation
    7. The masking of place
    Epilogue
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Janette Dillon, University of Nottingham

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