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The absence of America. The London stage, 1576-1642.

Author: Gavin Hollis
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2015.
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The absence of America: the London stage 1576-1642' examines why early modern drama's response to English settlement in the New World was muted, even though the so-called golden age of Shakespeare coincided with the so-called golden age of exploration: no play is set in the Americas; few plays treat colonization as central to the plot; a handful features Native American characters (most of whom are Europeans in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Hollis
ISBN: 9780198734321 0198734328
OCLC Number: 900685629
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the Shakespeare's Globe Book Award 2016.
Description: 288 pages
Contents: PART I: ADVENTURERS AND CANNIBALS; PART II: INDIANS AND LONDONERS
Responsibility: Gavin Hollis.

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The Absence of America: the London Stage 1576-1642 looks at London theater at the time of Shakespeare and how it represented the New World, considering whether early modern drama was anti-American,  Read more...

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