Historiography and Ideology in Stuart Drama by Ivo KampsHistoriography and Ideology in Stuart Drama by Ivo Kamps

Historiography and Ideology in Stuart Drama

byIvo Kamps

Paperback | January 9, 2009

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This is the first study to explore the Stuart history play. Writing in the shadow of Shakespeare, Stuart playwrights have traditionally been evaluated through the aesthetic and political concerns of the sixteenth century. Ivo Kamps' study traces the development of Stuart drama in the radically different environment of the seventeenth century. A new consciousness of what history entailed, he claims, emerged during this period, materially affecting the structure of historical drama. Stuart drama used this new interest in historiography to undermine inherited forms of political and literary authority.
Title:Historiography and Ideology in Stuart DramaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:January 9, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521101530

ISBN - 13:9780521101530

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Renaissance historiography; 2. Historiography and Tudor historical drama: the example of Bale's King Johan; 3. Thomas Heywood and the Princess Elizabeth: disrupting diachronic history; 4. Shakespeare, Fletcher, and the question of history; 5. 'No meete matters to be wrytten or treated vpon': The Tragedy of Sir John Van Olden Barnavelt; 6. Perkin Warbeck and the failure of historiography; Conclusion.

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Review of the hardback: '... a stimulating new contribution to this field of study.' Australasian Drama Studies