The Devil And The Sacred In English Drama, 1350-1642 by John D. CoxThe Devil And The Sacred In English Drama, 1350-1642 by John D. Cox

The Devil And The Sacred In English Drama, 1350-1642

byJohn D. Cox

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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John Cox tells the intriguing story of stage devils from their earliest appearance in English plays to the closing of the theaters by parliamentary order in 1642. The book spans both medieval and Renaissance drama and includes the medieval Mystery cycles on the one hand, through to plays by Greene, Marlowe, Shakespeare (Henry VI Parts 1 and 2), Jonson, Middleton and Davenant.
John D. Cox is Professor of English at Hope College, Michigan. He has taught at Westmont College, the University of Victoria BC, Harvard University, Calvin College and the University of California at Berkeley. His books include Shakespeare and the Dramaturgy of Power (1989) and A New History of Early English Drama, co-edited with David...
Title:The Devil And The Sacred In English Drama, 1350-1642Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521031184

ISBN - 13:9780521031189


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Stage devils and oppositional thinking; 2. The devil and the sacred in the English mystery plays; 3. Stage devils and sacramental community in non-cycle plays; 4. Stage devils and early social satire; 5. Protestant devils and the new community; 6. The devils of Dr Faustus; 7. Reacting to Marlowe; 8. The devil and the sacred on the Shakespearean stage: theatre and belief; 9. Traditional morality and magical thinking; 10. New directions; Appendix: devil plays in English, 1350-1642; Notes; Index.

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