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The Politics of Performance in Early Renaissance Drama - Greg Walker

The Politics of Performance in Early Renaissance Drama

Paperback Published: 2nd November 2006
ISBN: 9780521029919
Number Of Pages: 260

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Greg Walker provides a new account of the relationship between politics and drama in the turbulent period from the accession of Henry VIII to the reign of Elizabeth I. Building on ideas first developed in Plays of Persuasion (1991), he focuses on political drama in both England and Scotland, exploring the complex relationships among politics, court culture and dramatic composition, performance and publication. This interdisciplinary analysis will find a market among Tudor historians as well as students of medieval and Renaissance drama.

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'Walker's book painstakingly reconstructs the circumstances of performance of a number of Tudor plays (by Heywood, Lindsay, and Udall) and concludes with a detailed account of the marital politics of Gorboduc, the first five-act verse tragedy in English ... [his] readings are compelling and subtle.' The Times Literary Supplement
"Walker's analyses are convincing and historically detailed. He is clearly at his best when illustrating the historical contexts and allusions that the texts engage. He provides an amazing amount of detail." Peter C. Herman, Albion
"Recommended for well-read upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty." Choice
"Walker is the most provocative theater historians writing today on the early Tudor period, and he continues to offer new ways of looking at old problems and to suggest new aveunes for understanding the drama and politics of the period." Modern Philology

Playing by the book: early Tudor drama and the printed text
Household drama and the art of good counsel
John Heywood and the politics of contentment
Acting government: Sir David Lindsay's Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis
Dramatic justice at the Marian court: Nicholas Udall's Respublica
Strategies of courtship: the marital politics of Gorboduc
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ISBN: 9780521029919
ISBN-10: 0521029910
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 2nd November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39

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