The Resource A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett

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
Title variation
English Renaissance drama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shakespeare is a towering presence in English and indeed global culture. Most readers in the English-speaking world, and many beyond, know his name and have at least a passing familiarity with his work. Yet considered alongside his contemporaries he was not an isolated phenomenon, but the product of a period of astonishing creative fertility. This was an age when new media - popular drama, and print - were seized upon avidly and inventively by a generation of exceptionally talented writers. 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."--Publisher's website
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NLE
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Hackett, Helen
Dewey number
822.309
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR651
LC item number
.H24 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
I.B. Tauris short histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • English drama
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Renaissance and reformation -- Timeline -- English Drama before the 1590s -- How plays were made -- Marlowe -- Shakespeare -- Jonson -- Sex and death: revenge tragedy -- Playing with genre: city comedy, domestic tragedy, tragicomedy -- Playing with gender: boy actors, female performers, female dramatists -- The afterlives of renaissance drama
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781848856868
Lccn
2012277171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794167422
  • 1676450
  • (OCoLC)ocn794167422
  • 1676450
Label
A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Renaissance and reformation -- Timeline -- English Drama before the 1590s -- How plays were made -- Marlowe -- Shakespeare -- Jonson -- Sex and death: revenge tragedy -- Playing with genre: city comedy, domestic tragedy, tragicomedy -- Playing with gender: boy actors, female performers, female dramatists -- The afterlives of renaissance drama
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781848856868
Lccn
2012277171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794167422
  • 1676450
  • (OCoLC)ocn794167422
  • 1676450

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