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Constructing the canon of early modern drama

Constructing the canon of early modern drama

Author: Jeremy Lopez
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"For one hundred years the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries has been consistently represented in anthologies, edited texts, and the critical tradition by a familiar group of about two dozen plays running from Kyd's Spanish Tragedy to Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by way of Dekker, Jonson, Middleton and Webster. How was this canon created, and what ideological and institutional functions does it serve? What  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Lopez
ISBN: 9781107030572 1107030579 9781316627464 1316627462
OCLC Number: 852399958
Description: xii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Early Modern Dramatic Canons: Origins: 1. Excluding Shakespeare; 2. Trollope's Dilke; 3. What is an anthology? (Part I); 4. Collecting early modern drama, 1744 to the present; 5. Ejecta; 6. How to use this book; 7. Table of contents; 8. Autogenesis: The Custom of The Country (Part I); 9. Endless tragedy; 10. Negative canon; Attachments: 11. Lamb in the library; 12. Dodsley's Hog; 13. Blunt instrument; 14. Fragments; 15. Comedy and tragedy; 16. The Mermaid series; 17. The Keltie exception; 18. The ties that bind: The Custom of The Country (Part II); 19. Hints of designs; 20. What is an anthology? (Part II); Paradoxes: 21. Introductory; 22. Bullen's Nero; 23. Collier's Reed's Dodsley; 24. Beaumont our contemporary; 25. History in disguise; 26. The aesthetic under erasure; 27. The turn of the corkscrew; 28. Return of the repressed: The Custom of The Country (Part III); 29. The Changeling; 30. The greatness of English Renaissance drama; Interlude: Reading a bad play: The Fair Maid of Bristow; Part II. Early Modern Dramatic Forms: Bifurcation: 31. The Bowers Dekker; 32. Fletcher's Shakespeare; 33. Early modern dramatic form; 34. The Bloody Brother; 35. Early modern dramatic forms; 36. What is an anthology? (Part III); 37. Apples and oranges; 38. The sleepwalker: Northward Ho (Part I); 39. The war in The Shoemaker's Holiday; 40. The Holaday Chapman; Opposition: 41. Laws of canon; 42. Rowley's sow; 43. Form in collaboration; 44. Love's Labors Won; 45. "A sort of dramatic monster"; 46. What should an anthology be?; 47. The surviving image; 48. Other voices: Northward Ho (Part II); 49. Disappearing act; 50. Anon., anon; Inheritance: 51. Voluminous Heywood; 52. Ford's Webster; 53. Labored forms; 54. The Triumph of Time; 55. Moral Massinger; 56. No heir; 57. Apocalypse now; 58. Bedlam at Ware: Northward Ho (Part III); 59. Modern times; 60. Principles of selection and exclusion; Afterword; List of primary-text editions; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Jeremy Lopez.
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Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama provides the first ever history of the canon of Renaissance drama as it has evolved since the eighteenth century. Containing dozens of short, provocative  Read more...


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