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The Resource Breaking boundaries : politics and play in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Molly Smith

Breaking boundaries : politics and play in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Molly Smith

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Breaking boundaries : politics and play in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Title
Breaking boundaries
Title remainder
politics and play in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Statement of responsibility
Molly Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The period 1585-1649 was rich in innovative drama which challenged the boundaries between social, political and cultural activities of various kinds. In this book, Molly Smith examines ways in which texts by Renaissance authors reflect, question and influence their society's ideological concerns. In the drama of Kyd, Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher, Webster, Middleton, Massinger and Ford, she identifies the simultaneously serious and playful appropriation of popular cultural practices, an appropriation which is expertly reversed by authorities in the political drama of Charles I's public trial and execution in 1649." "This compelling interpretation of Renaissance drama will prove of value to students of literature and social history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Molly
Dewey number
822/.309
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.P65
LC item number
S65 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • English drama
  • Political plays, English
  • Play in literature
  • English drama
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Breaking boundaries : politics and play in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Molly Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-[155]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Breaking boundaries: politics and play on the Renaissance stage -- 2. Theatre and punishment: spectacles of death and dying on the stage -- 3. Theatre and cruelty: Renaissance notions of alterity in Roman tragedies -- 4. Theatre and carnival licence: exploring the boundaries of comic freedom and tragic excess -- 5. Theatre and transgression: secularizing the sacred and sacralizing the secular -- 6. Theatre and the scaffold: social drama and public spectacle in 1649
Control code
39299895
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781859283950
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97077874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Breaking boundaries : politics and play in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Molly Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-[155]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Breaking boundaries: politics and play on the Renaissance stage -- 2. Theatre and punishment: spectacles of death and dying on the stage -- 3. Theatre and cruelty: Renaissance notions of alterity in Roman tragedies -- 4. Theatre and carnival licence: exploring the boundaries of comic freedom and tragic excess -- 5. Theatre and transgression: secularizing the sacred and sacralizing the secular -- 6. Theatre and the scaffold: social drama and public spectacle in 1649
Control code
39299895
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781859283950
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97077874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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