Staged Properties In Early Modern English Drama by Jonathan Gil HarrisStaged Properties In Early Modern English Drama by Jonathan Gil Harris

Staged Properties In Early Modern English Drama

EditorJonathan Gil Harris, Natasha Korda

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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This collection of essays explores the economic and dramatic implications of stage properties in early modern English drama. Written by a team of distinguished scholars, the essays explore the forms of production, circulation and exchange that brought sacred garments, household furnishings, pawned objects and even false beards onto the stage.
Natasha Korda is author of Shakespeare’s Domestic Economies: Gender and Property in Early Modern England, (2002) and numerous essays on early modern drama and stage history. She is Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University.
Title:Staged Properties In Early Modern English DramaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521032091

ISBN - 13:9780521032094

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; 1. Introduction: towards a materialist account of stage properties Jonathan Gil Harris and Natasha Korda; Part I. Histories: 2. Properties of skill: product placement in early English artisanal drama Jonathan Gil Harris; 3. The dramatic life of objects in the early modern theatre Douglas Bruster; Part II. Furniture: 4. Things with little social life (Henslowe's theatrical properties and Elizabethan household fittings) Lena Cowen Orlin; 5. Properties of domestic life: the table in Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness Catherine Richardson; 6. 'Let me the curtains draw': the dramatic and symbolic properties of the bed in Shakespearean tragedy Sasha Roberts; Part III. Costumes: 7. Properties in clothes: the materials of the Renaissance theatre Peter Stallybrass; 8. Women's theatrical properties Natasha Korda; 9. Staging the beard: masculinity in early modern English culture Will Fisher; Part IV. Hand Properties: 10. Properties of marriage: proprietary conflict and the calculus of gender in Epicoene Juana Green; 11. The woman's parts of Cymbeline Valerie Wayne; 12. Wonder-effects: Othello's handkerchief Paul Yachnin; Appendix; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Staged Properties in Early Modern English is a truly excellent anthology, one that delivers on its promised aims, and I can guarantee that its readers will learn a great deal from the essays."
Peter C. Herman, Comparative Drama