Theatrical Convention And Audience Response In Early Modern Drama by Jeremy LopezTheatrical Convention And Audience Response In Early Modern Drama by Jeremy Lopez

Theatrical Convention And Audience Response In Early Modern Drama

byJeremy Lopez

Paperback | February 12, 2007

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This book provides a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse, formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Focusing on the relationship between the repertory system and the conventions and content of the plays, Jeremy Lopez proposes that understanding the potential for theatrical failure (the way playwrights anticipated it and audiences responded to it) is crucial for understanding the way in which the drama succeeded on the stage.
Jeremy Lopez is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the College of William and Mary.
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Title:Theatrical Convention And Audience Response In Early Modern DramaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:February 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521032830

ISBN - 13:9780521032834

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: 1. 'As it was acted to great applause': Elizabethan and Jacobean audiences and the physicality of response; 2. Meat, magic and metamorphosis: on puns and wordplay; 3. Managing the aside; 4. Exposition, redundancy, action; 5. Disorder and convention; Part II: Introduction to part II; 6. Drama of disappointment: character and narrative in Elizabethan and Jacobean tragedy; 7. Laughter and narrative in Elizabethan and Jacobean comedy; 8. Epilogue: Jonson and Shakespeare; Plays and editions cited; Works cited; Index.

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"I came away enriched by having been taken through a well-conceived, carefully constructed, and clear presentation." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England Alan Dessen