Theatre and Government under the Early Stuarts by J. R. MulryneTheatre and Government under the Early Stuarts by J. R. Mulryne

Theatre and Government under the Early Stuarts

EditorJ. R. Mulryne, Margaret Shewring

Paperback | September 3, 2009

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This is a collection of newly-commissioned essays by established scholars, responding to recent critical debate on political theater during the turbulent early years of the seventeenth century. Addressing a wide range of theater texts from the period between the accession of James I and the Civil War, the authors draw on criticism by both new historians and cultural materialists.
Title:Theatre and Government under the Early StuartsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:September 3, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521118824

ISBN - 13:9780521118828


Table of Contents

1. Theatre and government under the early Stuarts J. R. Mulryne; 2. Early Stuart politics Simon Adams; 3. Ben Jonson and the Master of the Revels Richard Dutton; 4. The politics of the Jacobean masque Graham Parry; 5. Reform or reverence? The politics of the Caroline masque Martin Butler; 6. The spectacle of the realm: civic consciousness, rhetoric and ritual in early modern London James Knowles; 7. The Reformation plays on the public stage Julia Gasper; 8. Politics and dramatic form in early modern tragedy Kathleen McLuskie; 9. Drama and opinion in the 1620s: Middleton and Massinger Margot Heinemann; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This valuable collection does more than break new ground; it also surveys territory already traversed, reassessing earlier debates in light of more recent thinking .... a volume that is unusually rich in its coverage, its quality, and its capacity to stimulate thought." Robert Evans, Comparative Drama