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Dramatists and the Received Idea

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ISBN-10: 0521298008

ISBN-13: 9780521298001

Edition: 2010

Authors: Wilbur Sanders

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The heart of Dr Sanders' book is a critical account of seven plays by Marlowe and Shakespeare (The Massacre at Paris, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, Dr Faustus, Richard II, Richard III and Macbeth). In his examination, Dr Sanders is at pains to analyse the nature of the intellectual and cultural environment in which the plays were written, to define the ways in which this environment influenced Marlowe and Shakespeare and thus to come to a full understanding of the manner in which a work of art can be simultaneously 'of an age' and 'for all time'.
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Book details

List price: $56.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/15/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

A note on editions
Literature as history: with some questions about 'historical imagination'
Dramatist as jingoist: The Massacre at Paris
Dramatist as realist: the Jew of Malta
Machiavelli and the crisis of Renaissance political consciousness
Providence and policy in Richard III
Providence and history in Elizabethan thought
History without morality: Edward II
Shakespearean history: critique of 'Elizabethan policy'
Shakespeare's political agnosticism: Richard II
Supernature and demonism in Elizabethan thought
The new wine and the old bottles: Doctor Faustus
Marlowe and the Calvinist doctrine of reprobation
'An unknown fear': The Tragedie of Macbeth
Macbeth and the theology of evil
Artist and ethos