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The Resource Prologues to Shakespeare's theatre : performance and liminality in early modern drama, Douglas Bruster and Robert Weimann

Prologues to Shakespeare's theatre : performance and liminality in early modern drama, Douglas Bruster and Robert Weimann

Label
Prologues to Shakespeare's theatre : performance and liminality in early modern drama
Title
Prologues to Shakespeare's theatre
Title remainder
performance and liminality in early modern drama
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Bruster and Robert Weimann
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This study draws attention to the largely neglected form of the early modern prologue. Reading the prologue in performed as well as printed contexts, Douglas Bruster and Robert Weimann take us beyond concepts of stability and autonomy in dramatic beginnings to reveal the crucial cultural functions performed by the prologue in Elizabethan England."
  • "Close readings of prologues by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, including Marlowe, Peele and Lyly, demonstrate the prologue's role in representing both the world in the play and playing in the world. Through their detailed examination of this remarkable form and its functions, the authors provide a fascinating perspective on early modern drama, a perspective that enriches our knowledge of the plays' socio-cultural context and their mode of theatrical address and action."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruster, Douglas
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.P68
LC item number
B78 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weimann, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Prologues and epilogues
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Drama
  • Openings (Rhetoric)
  • English drama
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Prologues to Shakespeare's theatre : performance and liminality in early modern drama, Douglas Bruster and Robert Weimann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-182) 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
The Elizabethan prologue : text, actor, performance -- Prologue as threshold and usher -- Authority and authorization in the pre-Shakespearean prologue -- Frivolous jestures versus matter of worth : Christopher Marlowe -- Kingly harp and iron pen in the playhouse : George Peele -- From hodge-podge to scene individable : John Lyly -- Henry V and the signs of power : William Shakespeare
Control code
54913744
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 189 pages
Isbn
9780415334433
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004007537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Prologues to Shakespeare's theatre : performance and liminality in early modern drama, Douglas Bruster and Robert Weimann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-182) 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
The Elizabethan prologue : text, actor, performance -- Prologue as threshold and usher -- Authority and authorization in the pre-Shakespearean prologue -- Frivolous jestures versus matter of worth : Christopher Marlowe -- Kingly harp and iron pen in the playhouse : George Peele -- From hodge-podge to scene individable : John Lyly -- Henry V and the signs of power : William Shakespeare
Control code
54913744
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 189 pages
Isbn
9780415334433
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004007537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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