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The actor as playwright in early modern drama

Author: Nora Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncovers important links between acting and authorship in early modern England.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Anthony Munday; Nathan Field; Thomas Heywood; Robert Armin; Robert Armin; Nathan Field; Thomas Heywood; Anthony Munday
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nora Johnson
ISBN: 0521824168 9780521824163
OCLC Number: 52058025
Description: x, 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: playing author --
Publishing the fool: Robert Armin and the collective production of mirth --
Actor-playwright and the true poet: Nathan Field, Ben Jonson, and the prerogatives of the author --
Anthony Munday and the spectacle of martyrdom --
"Some zanie with his mimick action": Thomas Heywood and the staging of humanist authority --
Coda: the Shakespearean silence.
Responsibility: Nora Johnson.
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