Most widely held works by Darryll Grantley
Christopher Marlowe and English renaissance culture ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
As the title suggests, these essays on Christopher Marlowe attempt to place the writer and dramatist in the context of the cultural history of his period, with particular reference to its dynamics of social change, aspiration, exploration, conflict and discordance. As such, what characterizes this collection from the conference held in 1993 at the University of Kent at Canterbury, Marlowe's birthplace, to mark the fourth centenary of his death, is its interdisciplinarity. Several of the essays exemplify the variety of approaches which may be taken to the writing of cultural and intellectual history. While fresh perspectives are offered by adducing new documentary and textual evidence, and through the rereading of Marlowe's work in the context of Elizabethan literary Renaissance, space is given in the selection to different interpretations to stimulate debate.
English dramatic interludes, 1300-1580 : a reference guide by Darryll Grantley ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
"Darryll Grantley has created a comprehensive guide to the interlude: the extant non-cycle drama in English from the late fourteenth century up to the period in which the London commercial theatre began. As precursors of seventeenth-century drama, not only do these interludes shed important light on the technical and literary development of Shakespearean theatre, buy many are also works of considerable theatrical or cultural interest in themselves. This accessible reference guide provides an entry for each of the (approximately 100) interludes and fragments, typically containing an account of early editions or manuscripts; authorship and sources; modern editions; plot summary and dramatis personae; list of social issues present in the plays; verbal and dramaturgical features; songs and music; allusions and place names; stage directions and comments on staging; and modern productions, among other valuable and informative details. The book has an up-to-date bibliography for each play, along with a general bibliography, indexes of characters and songs, and appendices."--BOOK JACKET.
The body in late medieval and early modern culture ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
London in early modern English drama : representing the built environment by Darryll Grantley ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
This book examines the early modern stage's representation of London's built environment and material geography during a period in which it became the country's first metropolis, and suggests that the theatre significantly inculcates in Londoners a sense of their unique urban culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In a time of bewilderingly rapid urban growth, the built texture of London becomes a notable dimension of much of the early modern drama that is set there. Darryll Grantley explores, among other things, the emerging sense of the iconic status of some locations, the relationship of place to character, and the growing consciousness of the importance of the metropolis and metropolitan living in the period. He also argues that the presence of London as both a setting and a frame of reference reciprocally had a determining effect on the recently emerged commercial theatre itself, helping to shape its conventions of representation.
Wit's pilgrimage : drama and the social impact of education in early modern England by Darryll Grantley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Pilgrimage 87 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
London in early modern English drama : representing the built environment ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Wit's pilgrimage : theatre and the social impact of education in early modern England by Darryll Grantley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Bibliography Biography Canterbury tales (Chaucer, Geoffrey) City and town life Civilization Civilization, Medieval Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama--Social aspects Dramatists, English--Early modern Education Education--Social aspects England England--London English drama English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan History Human body Human body--Social aspects Interludes, English Literature Marlowe, Christopher,--1564-1593 Renaissance Theater and society Theater audiences Whitman College