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The theatre of civilized excess : new perspectives on Jacobean tragedy

Author: Anja Müller-Wood
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007.
Series: Costerus, new ser., v. 169.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jacobean tragedy is typically seen as translating a general dissatisfaction with the first Stuart monarch and his court into acts of calculated recklessness and cynical brutality. Drawing on theoretical influences from social history, psychoanalysis and the study of discourses, this innovative book proposes an alternative perspective: Jacobean tragedy should be seen in the light of the institutional and social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Müller-Wood, Anja, 1969-
Theatre of civilized excess.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007
(OCoLC)607848692
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anja Müller-Wood
ISBN: 9789042021907 904202190X
OCLC Number: 127107611
Description: 223 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Relocating the stage : reflections on early modern theatre culture --
2. "All the ill man can invent" : John Webster and his duchess --
3. Look who's talking (plainly) : dangerous eloquence in The atheist's tragedy --
4. Memory, mimesis and the material : Chapman' s scene of writing (the law) --
5. Theatrical excess, critical practice : women beware women and the shaping of a bourgeois aesthetic.
Series Title: Costerus, new ser., v. 169.
Responsibility: Anja Müller-Wood.
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