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Reading masques : the English masque and public culture in the seventeenth century

Author: Lauren Shohet
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Considering masques from the point of view of reception as well as production, this work illuminates intersections of elite and public culture in 17th century England. Lauren Shohet traces the ways that both courtly and non-courtly masques circulated, and rethinks what it means to "read" a masque.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Shohet
ISBN: 9780199295890 0199295891 9780191594311 0191594318
OCLC Number: 669261607
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Horizons of the masque --
Reading --
Interpreting --
The masque and the news --
Politics, epistemology, and public theater --
Conclusion --
Appendices. Texts included in Francis Kirkman's 1661 and 1671 catalogues, in category "M" ; Texts designated masques ("M") in Edward Archer's 1656 catalogue ; Texts designated masques ("M") in William London's 1658 catalogue ; Humphrey Dyson's purchases of masques and entertainments 1610-1630.
Responsibility: Lauren Shohet.

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Reading Masques interweaves analysis of text, music, and spectacle with research into the printing, marketing, and readership of masques, demonstrating the masque's importance beyond the social and  Read more...

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