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The Resource Ancient scripts & modern experience on the English stage, 1500-1700, by Bruce R. Smith

Ancient scripts & modern experience on the English stage, 1500-1700, by Bruce R. Smith

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Ancient scripts & modern experience on the English stage, 1500-1700
Title
Ancient scripts & modern experience on the English stage, 1500-1700
Statement of responsibility
by Bruce R. Smith
Title variation
Ancient scripts and modern experience on the English stage, 1500-1700
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unlike the contrast between the sacred and the taboo, the opposition of "comic" and "tragic" is not a way of categorizing experience that we find in cultures all over the world or even at different periods in Western civilization. Though medieval writers and readers distinguished stories with happy endings from stories with unhappy endings, it was not until the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries--fifteen hundred years after Sophocles, Euripides, Plautus, and Terence had last been performed in the theaters of the Roman Empire--that tragedy and comedy regained their ancient importance as ways of giving dramatic coherence to human events. Ancient Scripts and Modern Experience on the English Stage charts that rediscovery, not in the pages of scholars' books, but on the stages of England's schools, colleges, inns of court, and royal court, and finally in the public theaters of sixteenth-and seventeenth-century London. In bringing to imaginative life the scripts, eyewitness accounts, and financial records of these productions, Bruce Smith turns to the structuralist models that anthropologists have used to explain how human beings as social creatures organize and systematize experience. He sets in place the critical, physical, and social structures in which sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Englishmen watched productions of classical comedy and classical tragedy. Seen in these three contexts, these productions play out a conflict between classical and medieval ways of understanding and experiencing comedy's interplay between satiric and romantic impulses and tragedy's clash between individuals and society. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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Cataloging source
E7B
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1946-
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Smith, Bruce R.
Dewey number
792/.0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PA3238
LC item number
.S55 1988eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
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  • Classical drama
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Tragedy
  • Comedy
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • POETRY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Classical drama
  • Comedy
  • Theater
  • Tragedy
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
Ancient scripts & modern experience on the English stage, 1500-1700, by Bruce R. Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • IV. Comedy
  • V. Tragedy
  • EPILOGUE
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PROLOGUE
  • I. Critical Contexts
  • II. Spatial Contexts
  • III. Social Contexts
Control code
889253523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (303 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859399
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737nq1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253523
Label
Ancient scripts & modern experience on the English stage, 1500-1700, by Bruce R. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • IV. Comedy
  • V. Tragedy
  • EPILOGUE
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PROLOGUE
  • I. Critical Contexts
  • II. Spatial Contexts
  • III. Social Contexts
Control code
889253523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (303 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859399
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737nq1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253523

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