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The Resource Mixed faith and shared feeling : theater in post-reformation London, Musa Gurnis

Mixed faith and shared feeling : theater in post-reformation London, Musa Gurnis

Label
Mixed faith and shared feeling : theater in post-reformation London
Title
Mixed faith and shared feeling
Title remainder
theater in post-reformation London
Statement of responsibility
Musa Gurnis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mixed Faith and Shared Feeling explores the mutually generative relationship between post-Reformation religious life and London's commercial theaters. It explores the dynamic exchange between the imaginatively transformative capacities of shared theatrical experience, with the particular ideological baggage that individual playgoers bring into the theater. While early modern English drama was shaped by the polyvocal, confessional scene in which it was embedded, Musa Gurnis contends that theater does not simply reflect culture but shapes it. According to Gurnis, shared theatrical experience allowed mixed-faith audiences to vicariously occupy alternative emotional and cognitive perspectives across the confessional spectrum. In looking at individual plays, such as Thomas Middleton's A Game of Chess and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, Gurnis shows how theatrical process can restructure playgoers' experiences of confessional material and interrupt dominant habits of religious thought. She refutes any assumption that audiences consisted of conforming Church of England Protestants by tracking the complex and changing religious lives of seventy known playgoers. Arguing against work that seeks to draw fixed lines of religious affiliation around individual playwrights or companies, she highlights the common practice of cross-confessional collaboration among playhouse colleagues. Mixed Faith and Shared Feeling demonstrates how post-Reformation representational practices actively reshaped the ways ideologically diverse Londoners accessed the mixture of religious life across the spectrum of beliefs."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gurnis, Musa
Dewey number
792.0942/09031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2590.R35
LC item number
G87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Theater audiences
  • Theater audiences
  • Theater and society
  • Theater and society
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Theater and society
  • Theater
  • Great Britain
  • Drama
  • Englisch
  • Religion
  • Religiosität
  • Theater
  • London
Label
Mixed faith and shared feeling : theater in post-reformation London, Musa Gurnis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with Folger Shakespeare Library."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-244) 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
Introduction -- Mixed faith -- Shared feeling -- In mixed company : collaboration in commercial theater -- Making a public through A Game at Chess -- Measure for Measure : theatrical cues and confessional codes -- Epilogue : Pity in the Public Sphere
Control code
1010542474
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780812250251
Lccn
2017052154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028593245
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010542474
Label
Mixed faith and shared feeling : theater in post-reformation London, Musa Gurnis
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with Folger Shakespeare Library."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-244) 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
Introduction -- Mixed faith -- Shared feeling -- In mixed company : collaboration in commercial theater -- Making a public through A Game at Chess -- Measure for Measure : theatrical cues and confessional codes -- Epilogue : Pity in the Public Sphere
Control code
1010542474
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780812250251
Lccn
2017052154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028593245
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010542474

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