Shakespeare and the Drama of His Time

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - 149 Seiten
Oxford Shakespeare Topics provides students, teachers, and interested readers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. Each book is written by an authority in its field, and combines accessible style with original discussion of its subject. Notes and acritical guide to further reading equip the interested reader with the means to broaden research.William Shakespeare lived and worked during an extraordinary quarter-century in the history of English drama, which saw the development of new kinds of tragedy and comedy, and the birth of the entirely new genre of tragicomedy. Beginning with the institutional foundations that were laid with theemergence of the commercial theatre business in 1570s London, Shakespeare and the Drama of His Time describes the principal audience fashions, artistic conventions, and professional circumstances which defined, and enabled, his plays and those of his colleagues: plays of a range and sophisticationundreamed of by earlier generations, and rarely equalled since. Throughout, Shakespeare's plays are shown to be intimately associated with those of his contemporaries, notably Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd, George Chapman, Ben Jonson, John Marston, and John Fletcher.
 

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Inhalt

The Permeable Bard
1
The Causes of Plays
7
New Tragedies for Old
32
Comedys Metamorphosis
53
How to Write a Play
79
The Hermaphrodite of Genres
102
The Prodigal Father
123
Notes
133
List of Editions
140
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Martin M. Wiggins is a Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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