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The living monument : Shakespeare and the theatre of his time

Author: M C Bradbrook
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1979.
Series: History of Elizabethan drama, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume characterizes English playwright William Shakespeare's (1564-1616) achievements and those of his contemporaries and attempts to categorize them in their social and differing theatrical contexts. The author is mainly concerned the sociology of the theatre and traces the evolution of the new drama from the later years of Elizabeth into the more established conditions of Jacobean times (the period in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Ben Jonson; William Shakespeare; Drama; Ben Jonson; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M C Bradbrook
ISBN: 0521295300 9780521295307 0521295319 9780521295314 0521212553 9780521212557
OCLC Number: 7434133
Notes: "Notes": pages 259-282.
Includes index.
Description: xv, 287 pages, 4 plates : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: The sociology of the theatre. The theatre and its poet --
The triple bond : actors, audience, playwrights --
Shakespeare's histories and the structure of Tudor society --
Social change and the evolution of Ben Jonson's court masques --
Jonson and the image of Jacobean London --
The manifold theatres of Jacobean London and their poets --
pt. 2: Jacobean Shakespeare. Macbeth : the sublimation of spectacle --
King Lear and the kingdom of fools and beggars --
Images of love and war : Othello, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra --
Entry to romance : Pericles and Cymbeline --
Open form in the winter's tale --
The tempest --
Shakespeare as collaborator --
pt. 3: Caroline curtain act. Masque and pastoral.
Series Title: History of Elizabethan drama, 6.
Responsibility: M.C. Bradbrook.

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