The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeares England: A Collaborative Debate by Anthony B. DawsonThe Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeares England: A Collaborative Debate by Anthony B. Dawson

The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeares England: A Collaborative Debate

byAnthony B. Dawson, Paul Yachnin

Paperback | November 24, 2005

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How was the experience of watching a play influenced by practices beyond the walls of the playhouse, and what were the broader social and historical implications of the culture of playgoing? This book sets out to answer such questions. Since the two authors have very different perspectives on the issues discussed, they have chosen a unique format: rather than submerging their opposition, they have highlighted it. Their attacks and counter-attacks, as they contest each other's views in paired chapters, result in a lively and illuminating debate.
Paul Yachnin is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia.
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Title:The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeares England: A Collaborative DebateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:November 24, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction Paul Yachnin and Anthony B. Dawson; Part I. Participation vs Populuxe: Two Theories of Early Modern Theatre: 1. Performance and participation Anthony B. Dawson; 2. The Populuxe theatre Paul Yachnin; Part II. Theatrical Pleasure and the Contest of Vision: 3. Eye to eye opposed Paul Yachnin; 4. The distracted Globe Anthony B. Dawson; Part III. Objects of Wonder and Desire: 5. Magical properties Paul Yachnin; 6. Props, pleasure and idolatry Anthony B. Dawson; Part IV. National Pastimes: 7. The arithmetic of memory Anthony B. Dawson; 8. The house of fame Paul Yachnin; Afterword Paul Yachnin and Anthony Dawson; Index.

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"As a two-author book, The Culture of Playgoing offers its readers an experience of contemporary cultural studies thrown into unusually high relief. It is an ambitious book..." Sixteenth Century Journal