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  • Staging England in the Elizabethan History Playby Ralf Hertel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Applying current political theory on nationhood and methods established by recent performance studies, this study sheds new light on the role the public theatre played in the rise of English national identity around 1600. It situates selected history plays in the context of non-fictional texts - historiographies, chorographies and political treatises... more...

  • Performing National Identityby Manfred Pfister; Ralf Hertel

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 91.00

    National identity is not some naturally given or metaphysically sanctioned racial or territorial essence that only needs to be conceptualised or spelt out in discursive texts; it emerges from, takes shape in, and is constantly defined and redefined in individual and collective performances. It is in performances—ranging from the scenarios of everyday... more...

  • Early Modern Encounters with the Islamic Eastby Sabine Schülting; Sabine Lucia Müller; Ralf Hertel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    An exploration of early modern encounters between Christian Europe and the (Islamic) East from the perspective of performance studies and performativity theories, this collection offers new perspectives on how these cultural contacts were acted out on the real and metaphorical stages of theatre, literature, music, diplomacy and travel. more...

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