Theatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern England by Theodore B. LeinwandTheatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern England by Theodore B. Leinwand

Theatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern England

byTheodore B. Leinwand

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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This innovative study examines emotional responses to socio-economic pressures in early modern England, as they are revealed in plays, historical narratives and biographical accounts of the period. These texts yield fascinating insights into the various, often unpredictable, ways in which people coped with the exigencies of credit, debt, mortgaging and capital ventures. Leinwand discusses plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Heywood and Massinger, pairing them with writings about the finances of royalty and aristocrats, privateers, theatrical entrepreneurs and debtors.

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Title:Theatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521034663

ISBN - 13:9780521034661

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction: affective economies; 1. Credit crunch; 2. Debt restructuring; 3. Mortgage payments; 4. Venture capital; Afterword; Notes; Index.

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"The renewed interest...has enriched and complicated our understanding of the early modern period and its literature...Leinwand's accounts...are impressive in their detail..." Renaissance Quarterly