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Renaissance drama

Renaissance drama

Author: Andrew McRae
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Contexts (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Renaissance was a time of unprecedented change in England. Massive intellectual and cultural developments coincided with considerable social instability and political tensions that would lead to the Civil War. While England was in a process of rethinking its structures and values, and subjecting traditional orthodoxy to fresh and incisive scrutiny, the drama of the period was intimately engaged in these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew McRae
ISBN: 0340763469 9780340763469 0340763477 9780340763476
OCLC Number: 51568809
Description: 180 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Renaissance drama in context --
Playhouses and players : the conditions of Renaissance drama --
'What a piece of work' : issues of identity --
Of love : desire and domesticity --
Society : the problem of order --
Staging religion : the meaning of thunder --
The court : issues of power --
Encountering otherness : race and colonialism --
Epilogue : a word about endings --
Documents --
1576-1642 : timeline of key events, publications and theatrical productions.
Series Title: Contexts (London, England)
Responsibility: Andrew McRae.
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How did dramatists engage with the unprecedented levels of socio-cultural and intellectual change in Renaissance England, a time when ideas of identity, sexuality, social order, religion and state  Read more...


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