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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
In this sustained full length study of Marlowe's plays, Andrew Duxfield argues that Marlovian drama exhibits a marked interest in unity and unification, and that in doing so it engages with a discourse of anxiety over social discord that was prominent in the 1580s and 1590s. In combination with the ambiguity of the plays, he suggests, this focus produces... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95
Much has been written about women of the English Renaissance, but few examples of women's writing from that era have been readily available until now. This remarkable anthology assembles for the first time 144 primary texts and documents written by women between 1550 and 1700 and reveals an unprecedented view of the intellectual and literary lives... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95
This edition of Ben Jonson's four middle comedies places the works in the popular history and culture of the times, 1605-1614, and surveys the influences, both classical and contemporary, on Jonson as a playwright. On-the-page annotations recreate the audiences perception of the plays as performances by commenting on the stage-directions, the self-conscious... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Considering a variety of questions centering on magic and, or in, performance, this volume furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. Collectively the essays show that the idea of transformation applies not only to the objects and subjects of magic, but that the plays themselves... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95
Approaching individual plays in the Chester cycle from the point of view of recent and startling research findings, this volume investigates how new sources shift our understanding of the last years of cycle's performance. The essays help to clarify our current perception that it was not a nation-wide policy of suppression, but rather a complex... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95
Contending that criticism of Marlowe?s plays has been limited by humanist conceptions of tragedy, this book engages with trauma theory, especially psychoanalytic trauma theory, to offer a fresh critical perspective within which to make sense of the tension in Marlowe?s plays between the tragic and the traumatic. The author argues that tragedies are... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
Locating the Queen's Men presents new and groundbreaking essays on the theatrical and economic contexts of this prominent acting company. Offering a detailed critical engagement that includes a repertory study and investigations into distinctive style, this collection revises standard accounts of Elizabethan theatre history, showing that the company,... more...