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The Resource Producing early modern London : a comedy of urban space, 1598-1616, Kelly J. Stage

Producing early modern London : a comedy of urban space, 1598-1616, Kelly J. Stage

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Producing early modern London : a comedy of urban space, 1598-1616
Title
Producing early modern London
Title remainder
a comedy of urban space, 1598-1616
Statement of responsibility
Kelly J. Stage
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Early seventeenth-century London playwrights used actual locations in their comedies while simultaneously exploring London as an imagined, ephemeral, urban space. Producing Early Modern London examines this tension between representing place and producing urban space. In analyzing the theater's use of city spaces and places, Kelly J. Stage shows how the satirical comedies of the early seventeenth century came to embody the city as the city embodied the plays. Stage focuses on city plays by George Chapman, Thomas Dekker, William Haughton, Ben Jonson, John Marston, Thomas Middleton, and John Webster. While the conventional labels of "city comedy" or "citizen comedy" have often been applied to these plays, she argues that London comedies defy these genre categorizations because the ruptures, expansions, conflicts, and imperfections of the expanding city became a part of their form. Rather than defining the "city comedy," comedy in this period proved to be the genre of London. As the expansion of London's social space exceeded the strict confines of the "square mile," the city burgeoned into a new metropolis. The satiric comedies of this period became, in effect, playgrounds for urban experimentation. Early seventeenth-century playwrights seized the opportunity to explore the myriad ways in which London worked, taking the expected--a romance plot, a typical father-son conflict, a cross-dressing intrigue--and turning it into a multifaceted, complex story of interaction and proximity."--
  • "Producing Early Modern London analyzes theater's use of city spaces and places, showing how the satirical comedies of the early seventeenth century came to embody the city as the city embodied the plays"--
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1978-
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Stage, Kelly J.
Dewey number
822/.309358421
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR678.L58
LC item number
S73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early modern cultural studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • London (England)
  • English drama
  • Theater
  • Public spaces in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • English drama
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Literature
  • Literature and society
  • Public spaces in literature
  • Theater
  • England
  • England
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Producing early modern London : a comedy of urban space, 1598-1616, Kelly J. Stage
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-334) 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 -- 1. "Wat be dis plashe?": Estranged Spaces and Theatrical Places -- 2. Runaways, Madmen, and Shipwrecks: Westward, Northward, and Eastward Ho -- 3. Pervasive Space and Urban Tactics: Performing Resistance -- 4. Strange Hidden Ways: Escaping the City -- Epilogue
Control code
983384654
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781496201812
Lccn
2017031762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983384654
Label
Producing early modern London : a comedy of urban space, 1598-1616, Kelly J. Stage
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-334) 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 -- 1. "Wat be dis plashe?": Estranged Spaces and Theatrical Places -- 2. Runaways, Madmen, and Shipwrecks: Westward, Northward, and Eastward Ho -- 3. Pervasive Space and Urban Tactics: Performing Resistance -- 4. Strange Hidden Ways: Escaping the City -- Epilogue
Control code
983384654
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781496201812
Lccn
2017031762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983384654

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