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Dekker and Heywood : professional dramatists

Author: Kathleen McLuskie
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
Series: English dramatists (St. Martin's Press)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each generation needs to be introduced to the culture of the past and to reinterpret it in its own ways. This series re-examines the important English dramatists of earlier centuries in the light of new information, new interests and new attitudes. The books are written for students, theatre-goers and general readers who want an up-to-date view of the plays and dramatists, with an emphasis on drama as theatre, in
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Thomas Dekker; Thomas Heywood; Thomas Dekker; Thomas Heywood
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen McLuskie
ISBN: 0312106297 9780312106294 033346236X 9780333462362 0333462378 9780333462379
OCLC Number: 28676823
Notes: Published in Great Britain by Macmillan, 1994.
Spine title: Dekker & Heywood.
Description: vii, 200 pages ; 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 --
8. Conclusions.
Series Title: English dramatists (St. Martin's Press)
Other Titles: Dekker & Heywood.
Responsibility: Kathleen E. McLuskie.

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Offers an analysis of Dekker and Heywood's major plays (eg "The Golden Age", "The Fair Maid of the West", "The Shoemaker's Holiday" and "The Wise Women of Hogsdon"). The dramatic and theatrical  Read more...

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