Travel and Drama in Shakespeares Time by Jean-Pierre MaquerlotTravel and Drama in Shakespeares Time by Jean-Pierre Maquerlot

Travel and Drama in Shakespeares Time

EditorJean-Pierre Maquerlot, Michèle Willems

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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This book explores interconnections between voyage narratives and travel plays in a period of intense foreign relations and the incipient colonization of the New World. Eminent Renaissance scholars use historical enquiry and textual analysis to offer new readings of narrative and dramatic texts, such as The Spanish Tragedy, Dr. Faustus, Eastward Ho! or The Tempest, together with relatively obscure works. They are envisaged both in the context of the period and from the far-reaching perspective of Britain's cultural history.
Title:Travel and Drama in Shakespeares TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521035147

ISBN - 13:9780521035149


Table of Contents

List of contributors; 1. Introduction Jean-Pierre Maquerlot and Michèle Willems; 2. Foreign relations in Jacobean England: the Sherley brothers and the 'voyage of Persia' Anthony Parr; 3. 'The naked and the dead': Elizabethan perceptions of Ireland Andrew Hadfield; 4. The Elizabethans in Italy Jonathan Bate; 5. Tragic form and the voyagers Philip Edwards; 6. Nationality and language in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy J. R. Mulryne; 7. Marlowe's Argonauts Yves Peyré; 8. Pirates and 'turning Turk' in Renaissance drama Lois Potter; 9. The wrong end of the telescope Brian Gibbons; 10. 'Travelling hopefully': the dramatic form of journeys in English Renaissance drama Peter Holland; 11. 'Seeing things': Amazons and cannibals Michael Hattaway; 12. Industrious Ariel and idle Caliban Andrew Gurr; 13. The New World in The Tempest Leo Salingar; 14. 'What's past is prologue': metatheatrical memory and transculturation in The Tempest Günter Walch; 15. Lope de Vega and Shakespeare Kenneth Muir; Index.