Short History of English Renaissance Drama

ISBN-10: 1848856865
ISBN-13: 9781848856868
Edition: 2012
Authors: Helen Hackett
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Description: Hackett explores the contexts of English Renaissance drama by situating it in the wider history of ideas. She traces its origins, assesses the contributions of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson to the creation of English drama, and touches on revenge  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Hackett explores the contexts of English Renaissance drama by situating it in the wider history of ideas. She traces its origins, assesses the contributions of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson to the creation of English drama, and touches on revenge tragedy, city comedy, domestic tragedy and tragicomedy, gender and drama.

Acknowledgements
A Note on the Text
Introduction: Renaissance and Reformation
Timeline
English Drama Before the 1590s
How Plays Were Made
Marlowe
Shakespeare
Jonson
Sex and Death: Revenge Tragedy
Playing with Genre: City Comedy, Domestic Tragedy, Tragicomedy
Playing with Gender: Boy Actors, Female Performers, Female Dramatists
Epilogue: The Afterlives of Renaissance Drama
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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