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The Resource A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett

A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett

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A short history of English Renaissance drama
Title
A short history of English Renaissance drama
Statement of responsibility
Helen Hackett
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shakespeare is a towering presence in English and indeed global culture. Most readers in the English-speaking world, and many beyond, know his name and have at least a passing familiarity with his work. Yet considered alongside his contemporaries he was not an isolated phenomenon, but the product of a period of astonishing creative fertility. This was an age when new media - popular drama, and print - were seized upon avidly and inventively by a generation of exceptionally talented writers. In her sparkling new book, Helen Hackett explores the historical contexts of English Renaissance drama by situating it in the wider history of ideas. She traces the origins of Renaissance theatre in communal religious drama, civil pageantry and court entertainment and vividly describes the playing conditions of Elizabethan and Jacobean playhouses. Examining Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson in turn, the author assesses the distinctive contribution made by each playwright to the creation of English drama. She then turns to revenge tragedy, with its gothic poetry of sex and death; city comedy, domestic tragedy and tragicomedy; and gender and drama, with female roles played by boy actors."--Publisher's website
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hackett, Helen
Dewey number
822.309
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR651
LC item number
.H24 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
I.B. Tauris short histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • DRAMA
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Englisch
  • Drama
  • Engelsk dramatik
Label
A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Renaissance and reformation -- Timeline -- English Drama before the 1590s -- How plays were made -- Marlowe -- Shakespeare -- Jonson -- Sex and death: revenge tragedy -- Playing with genre: city comedy, domestic tragedy, tragicomedy -- Playing with gender: boy actors, female performers, female dramatists -- The afterlives of renaissance drama
Control code
878406056
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857733023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780857733023
  • 528229c7-7558-48da-abda-19ed6f73d00e
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878406056
Label
A short history of English Renaissance drama, Helen Hackett
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Renaissance and reformation -- Timeline -- English Drama before the 1590s -- How plays were made -- Marlowe -- Shakespeare -- Jonson -- Sex and death: revenge tragedy -- Playing with genre: city comedy, domestic tragedy, tragicomedy -- Playing with gender: boy actors, female performers, female dramatists -- The afterlives of renaissance drama
Control code
878406056
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857733023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780857733023
  • 528229c7-7558-48da-abda-19ed6f73d00e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878406056

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