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Stage-wrights : Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and the making of theatrical value

Author: Paul Edward Yachnin
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1997.
Series: New cultural studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To many of their contemporaries, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Middleton were little more than artisanal craftsmen, "stage-wrights" who wrote plays for money, to be performed in common play-houses and in a manner of the antithetical to what Jonson himself viewed as the higher calling of poetry. In response to the conflicting pressures of censorship and commercialism, Paul Yachnin contends, players and  Read more...
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Yachnin, Paul Edward, 1953-
Stage-wrights.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)645913839
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Thomas Middleton; Ben Jonson; William Shakespeare; Thomas Middleton; Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Thomas Middleton; William Shakespeare; Thomas Middleton; William Shakespeare; Ben Jonson; Jonson, Ben <1573-1637> - Technique.; Middleton, Thomas <m. 1627>; Shakespeare, William <1564-1616> - Technique.; Ben Jonson; Thomas Middleton; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Edward Yachnin
ISBN: 0812233956 9780812233957
OCLC Number: 36180939
Description: xviii, 210 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Powerless Theater --
2. Desdemona's Voice: Historical Interpretation and the Operations of Minds --
3. The Knowledge Marketplace --
4. Instituting Mirth in Renaissance Comedy --
5. Reflections of Theater in the "Tragic Glass" from Marlowe to Middleton --
6. "Gargantua's Mouth": Orality, Voice, and the Gender of Theatrical Power.
Series Title: New cultural studies.
Other Titles: Stagewrights
Responsibility: Paul Yachnin.

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