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Published by Blackwell Publishers in Malden, Mass .
Written in English



  • England.


  • English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600.,
  • English drama -- 17th century.,
  • Renaissance -- England.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Arthur F. Kinney.
SeriesBlackwell anthologies
ContributionsKinney, Arthur F., 1933-
LC ClassificationsPR1263 .R45 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 744 p. :
Number of Pages744
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL37822M
ISBN 100631208038, 063120802X
LC Control Number99025286

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The most extensive new collection in this field published in more than three decades, English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology surveys the astonishing, and astonishingly varied, dramatic works written and performed in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Popular in their own time, the 27 plays included here―by Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Webster, /5(). This pioneering collection of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama has now been updated to include more early material, plus Mary Sidney’s The Tragedy of Antony, John Marston’s The Malcontent and Ben Jonson’s Masque of Queens.. Second edition of this pioneering collection of works of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama/5(6). Renaissance Drama will become standard reading for all students and scholars of English literature or the early modern period. From the Back Cover Renaissance Drama provides a comprehensive and engaging new account of one of the richest periods of theatre history: the drama of early modern England produced for the professional theatre.3/5(2). English Renaissance drama is sometimes called Elizabethan drama, since its most important developments started when Elizabeth I was Queen of England from to But this name is not very accurate; the drama continued after Elizabeth's death, into the reigns of King James I (–) and his son King Charles I (–).Shakespeare, for example, started .

  Arthur F. Kinney is Copeland Professor of Literary History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies. He is the editor of A Companion to Renaissance Drama (Blackwell, ) and of the journal English Literary other recent publications include Lies like Truth: Shakespeare, . Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England: An Annual Gathering of Research, Criticism and Reviews 27 (), The 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies - . Renaissance drama, centered in England, evolved out of the morality and mystery plays of the Medieval era. While these earlier plays attempted to teach a . Renaissance Drama explores the rich variety of theatrical and performance traditions and practices in early modern Europe and intersecting cultures.

Volume 21 of Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England reflects a variety of scholarly interests, ranging from articles addressing Africans in Elizabethan London to chapel stagings, to the theory and practice of domestic tragedy. Various authors have also contributed essays on the historical and theoretical issues relating to the evolution of dramatic texts and women at the .   Among the key texts commented on are two of Shakespeare’s tragedies, namely Hamlet and King Lear .The book is of good use to readers needing a guide to the historical, literary and theatrical contexts in which English Renaissance drama took shape.” (Year's Work in English Studies, ). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, maps ; 25 cm: Contents: The mental maps of English Renaissance drama / Virginia Mason Vaughan --Elizabethan drama and the cartographizations of space / John Gillies --Gelded continents and plenteous rivers / Bruce Avery --A room not one's own / Rhonda Lemke . Gender, race, Renaissance drama. Manchester: Manchester University Press ; New York: Distributed in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ania Loomba.