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|Named Person:||Thomas Dekker; Thomas Heywood|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0312106297 9780312106294 033346236X 9780333462362 0333462378 9780333462379|
|Notes:||Published in Great Britain by Macmillan, 1994.
Spine title: Dekker & Heywood.
|Description:||vii, 200 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Fireworks All Over the House --
2. Politics and Performance --
3. Prentices, Citizens and the London Audience --
4. Women and Dramatic Form --
5. The Challenge to the Popular Stage --
6. The Cross-dressed Heroine --
7. The Final Years --
|Series Title:||English dramatists (St. Martin's Press)|
|Other Titles:||Dekker & Heywood.|
|Responsibility:||Kathleen E. McLuskie.|
The emphasis is on plays in performance, with attention given to what is known about acting styles, changing interpretations, the stages and theatres of the time and theatre economics. The books will be relevant to all those studying literature, theatre and cultural history.
Kathleen McLuskie uses the work of both Dekker and Heywood to investigate the relationship between the plays and the cultural moment into which they are produced. As professional playwrights, Dekker and Heywood wrote for most of the Renaissance London theatre venues, from the huge and raucous 'Red Bull' to the club-like intimacy of the playhouse at St Paul's.
They debated and constructed the categories of popular theatre and engaged over a long period with the changing politics of culture, religion and state. Their work, and this book, provide an important insight into the working context of Shakespeare and two of his most important contemporaries.
- Dekker, Thomas, -- approximately 1572-1632 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Heywood, Thomas, -- approximately 1574-1641 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
- Popular culture -- England -- London -- History -- 17th century.
- Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 17th century.
- Dekker, -- ca. -- Criticism -- and -- interpretation
- English -- 17th -- History -- and -- criticism
- Heywood, -- d. -- Criticism -- and -- interpretation
- Popular -- England -- London -- History -- 17th -- century
- Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 17th -- century