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A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett

Label
A short history of English Renaissance drama
Title
A short history of English Renaissance drama
Statement of responsibility
Helen Hackett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In her sparkling new book, Helen Hackett explores the historical contexts of English Renaissance drama by situating it in the wider history of ideas. She traces the origins of Renaissance theatre in communal religious drama, civil pageantry and court entertainment and vividly describes the playing conditions of Elizabethan and Jacobean playhouses. Examining Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson in turn, the author assesses the distinctive contribution made by each playwright to the creation of English drama. She then turns to revenge tragedy, with its gothic poetry of sex and death; city comedy, domestic tragedy and tragicomedy; and gender and drama, with female roles played by boy actors. The book places Renaissance drama in the exciting and vibrant cosmopolitanism of sixteenth-century London
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Hackett, Helen
Dewey number
822.309
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Tertiary/Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Drama
  • English drama
  • English drama
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Timeline -- ch. 1 English Drama Before the 1590s -- ch. 2 How Plays Were Made -- ch. 3 Marlowe -- ch. 4 Shakespeare -- ch. 5 Jonson -- ch. 6 Sex and Death: Revenge Tragedy -- ch. 7 Playing with Genre: City Comedy, Domestic Tragedy, Tragicomedy -- ch. 8 Playing with Gender: Boy Actors, Female Performers, Female Dramatists
Control code
000049233891
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848856868
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., facsims.
Label
A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Timeline -- ch. 1 English Drama Before the 1590s -- ch. 2 How Plays Were Made -- ch. 3 Marlowe -- ch. 4 Shakespeare -- ch. 5 Jonson -- ch. 6 Sex and Death: Revenge Tragedy -- ch. 7 Playing with Genre: City Comedy, Domestic Tragedy, Tragicomedy -- ch. 8 Playing with Gender: Boy Actors, Female Performers, Female Dramatists
Control code
000049233891
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848856868
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., facsims.

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