ISBN13:978-0521527996 ISBN10: 0521527996 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521821155 ISBN10: 0521821150
Summary: This new edition of the Companion provides updated information about the principal theaters, playwrights and plays of the most important period of English drama, from 1580-1642. Revised essays are included in chapters on theaters, dramaturgy, political plays, heroic plays, burlesque, comedy, tragedy, and drama produced during the reign of Charles I. Their references have been updated and the substantial biographical and bibliographical section has been expanded.
Summary: This new edition of the Companion provides updated information about the principal theaters, playwrights and plays of the most important period of English drama, from 1580-1642. Revised essays are included in chapters on theaters, dramaturgy, political plays, heroic plays, burlesque, comedy, tragedy, and drama produced during the reign of Charles I. Their references have been updated and the substantial biographical and bibliographical section has been expanded. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 03 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 06/01/2003 International: No
"An intelligent compilation of current knowledge and hypotheses in the field of Renaissance drama, it is a valuable corrective to existing handbooks...The ten essays cover a lot of ground with a minimum of duplication...Most readers will discover some fresh insights into the work of major dramatists."
--Michael Shapiro, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England
Publisher Web Site, October, 2003
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Preface A note on dates, references and quotations Abbreviations
1. Playhouses and players R. A. Foakes 2. The arts of the dramatist A. R. Braunmuller 3. Drama and society Michael Hattaway 4. Private and occasional drama Martin Butler 5. Political drama Margot Heinemann 6. Romance and the heroic play Brian Gibbons 7. Pastiche, burlesque, tragicomedy Lee Bliss 8. Comedy Jill Levenson 9. Tragedy Robert Watson 10. Caroline drama James Bulman
Biographies and selected bibliography A. R. Braunmuller and Michael Hattaway Chronological table.
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