The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England

Paperback | December 22, 1993

byJean E. HowardEditorJean E. Howard

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The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern Englandis a ground-breaking study of a controversial period of English literary, cultural, and political history.
In language that is both lucid and theoretically sophisticated, Jean Howard examines the social and cultural facets of early modern theatre. She looks at the ways in which some theatrical practices were deemed deceptive and unreliable, while others were lent legitimacy by the powerful.
An exciting and challenging work by one of the leading writers in the field,The Stage and Social Conflict in Early Modern Englandis important reading for anyone interested in the period.

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This book is a ground-breaking study of theater's controversial and contradictory place in the social transformations of the Tudor and Stuart period. In language both lucid and theoretically sophisticated, the author examines the gap between the overheated attacks on the stage and the theater's actual role in class, gender, and sexual ...

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The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern Englandis a ground-breaking study of a controversial period of English literary, cultural, and political history.In language that is both lucid and theoretically sophisticated, Jean Howard examines the social and cultural facets of early modern theatre. She looks at the ways in which some t...

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This book is a ground-breaking study of theater's controversial and contradictory place in the social transformations of the Tudor and Stuart period. In language both lucid and theoretically sophisticated, the author examines the gap between the overheated attacks on the stage and the theater's actual role in class, gender, and sexual ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:December 22, 1993Publisher:Routledge

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ISBN - 10:0415095530

ISBN - 13:9780415095532

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This book is a ground-breaking study of theater's controversial and contradictory place in the social transformations of the Tudor and Stuart period. In language both lucid and theoretically sophisticated, the author examines the gap between the overheated attacks on the stage and the theater's actual role in class, gender, and sexual conflict.

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..."concerned [here] with the discourse of theatricality, as it is deployed in the playscripts of the early modern theater in England and in the recurrent attacks on that contested institution."-"Comparative Drama "Every playtext she examines, form Shakespeare's comedies and histories and Jonson's "Epicoene to less familiar ones.....reveals new and fascinating aspects under her lens."-"Comparative Drama ..."the book's real richness is in the interpretive details....."-"Comparative Drama ..."she examines the material practices by which [those] plays were produced to discover how these could reinforce or subvert the ideological work of the scripts."-"Comparative Drama "The value of Howard's lucid and searching approach lies in the sharpness of her perspective and her simultaneous awareness of the irresolvable contradictions of literary and critical texts.."-"Seventeenth-CenturyNews/Spring-Summer, 1996