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Intertextuality and Romance in Renaissance Drama : The Staging of Nostalgia - Richard Hillman

Intertextuality and Romance in Renaissance Drama

The Staging of Nostalgia

Hardcover Published: 21st July 1992
ISBN: 9780333567036
Number Of Pages: 214

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This collection of essays applies the postmodernist theory of intertextuality to the romantic drama of the English Renaissance, including work by Heywood, Beaumont and Fletcher, Ford and especially Shakespeare. Placing the plays into dynamic relation with a wide variety of literary, cultural and political "intertexts", ranging from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" to the mythology surrounding King James' son, Prince Henry, causes them to signify in ways not previously appreciated, as well as to illuminate neglected features of the staged romances of the period, chiefly the complex element of nostalgia. Equally important is the objective of experimenting with intertextuality, originally conceived by French theorists to be a condition of textuality itself, as a critical methodology - one with a particular affinity for the genre and the period. A theoretical introduction reviews various understandings of intertextuality and suggests how the concepts may be adapted to the specific intellectual and social contexts of Renaissance drama.

Introduction - 'Not Amurath an Amurath Succeeds': Striking Crowns into the Hazard and Playing Doubles in Shakespeare's Henriad - Re-inscribing Romance in Troilus and Cressida - Killing (a Woman) with Kindness: Duplicitous Intertextuality and the Domestication of Romance - Attribution and Tribute in Pericles - Deceiving Appearances: Neo-Chaucerian Magic in The Tempest - (Mis)Appropriating the Romance Past in The Two Noble Kinsmen - Romance Exhausted: Philaster and The Broken Heart - Works Cited - Index

ISBN: 9780333567036
ISBN-10: 033356703X
Series: Staging of Nostalgia
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 21st July 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2