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Performing economic thought : English drama and mercantile writing 1600-1642

Author: Bradley D Ryner
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]
Series: Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ryner argues for a generative relationship between economic thought and dramatic form in early modern English drama by examining representations of economic exchange in plays and mercantile treatises written in the early decades of the seventeenth century when economic thinkers associated with 'mercantilism' were re-examining how they conceptualised and depicted commerce as a system.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ryner, Bradley D.
Performing economic thought
(OCoLC)869777502
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley D Ryner
ISBN: 0748684662 9780748684663
OCLC Number: 870717062
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 217 pages) : illustrations (black and white), facsimiles (black and white).
Contents: Title Page; Imprint; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Series Editor's Preface; Introduction: Performing Economic Thought; 1 Tables and Metaphors: Walter Mountfort's The Launching of the Mary; 2 Overflowing Props: Philip Massinger's The Emperor of the East; 3 Characterising Economics: Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's The Changeling; 4 The Panoramic Stage: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Cymbeline; 5 Stage-Managing Interpretation: Ben Jonson's The Staple of News; 6 Generic Self-Reflexivity: Richard Brome's A Jovial Crew.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture.
Responsibility: Bradley D. Ryner.

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Examines the structural similarities between English mercantile treatises and drama c1600-1642. This book analyses the representational conventions of plays and mercantile treatises written between  Read more...

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