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English Drama: Forms and Development

English Drama: Forms and Development
Essays in Honour of Murial Clara Bradbrook


Raymond Williams, Richard Axton, Marie Axton, Leo Salingar, Anne Barton, Mary Ann Radzinowicz, Richard Luckett, Howard Erskine-Hill, Gillian Beer, John Northam, Patricia Rignold
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  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521142557

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  • These ten original essays on English drama from Tudor times onwards were first published in 1977. Each is written by a former member of the Cambridge English Faculty. Each author has an individual approach and makes a fresh contribution to the study of dramatic form seen in a changing historical setting. There are essays on genres, on individual playwrights and on social conditions affecting the development of the drama. Together, the essays make a valuable contribution to the study of drama.

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    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521142557
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Raymond Williams
    1. Folk play in Tudor interludes Richard Axton
    2. The Tudor mask and Elizabethan court drama Marie Axton
    3. Comic form in Ben Jonson: Volpone and the philosopher's stone Leo Salingar
    4. He that plays the king: Ford's Perkin Warbeck and the Stuart history play Anne Barton
    5. Medicinable tragedy: the structure of Samson Agonistes and seventeenth-century psychopathology Mary Ann Radzinowicz
    6. Exotick but rational entertainments: the english dramatick operas Richard Luckett
    7. The significance of Gay's drama Howard Erskine-Hill
    8. 'Coming Wonders': uses of theatre in the Victorian novel Gillian Beer
    9. Waiting for Prospero John Northam
    10. Social environment and theatrical environment: the case of English naturalism Raymond Williams
    Appendix: The books and essays on Muriel C. Bradbrook and a selection of her book reviews Patricia Rignold
    Index of plays, operas and entertainments
    General index.

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    Raymond Williams, Richard Axton, Marie Axton, Leo Salingar, Anne Barton, Mary Ann Radzinowicz, Richard Luckett, Howard Erskine-Hill, Gillian Beer, John Northam, Patricia Rignold

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