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Tudor Drama before Shakespeare, 1485-1590 - Lloyd Kermode

Tudor Drama before Shakespeare, 1485-1590

By: Lloyd Kermode (Editor), Jason Scott-Warren (Editor)

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Published: 27th November 2004
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This collection brings together established scholars and new names in the field of Tudor drama studies. Through a range of traditional and theoretical approaches, the essays address the neglected early and mid-Tudor period before the rise of the 'mature' drama of Marlowe and Shakespeare in the 1590s. New Ideas for research topics and pedagogical methods are discussed in the essays, which each provide original arguments about specific texts and/or performances while also providing an advanced introduction to a concentrated area of Tudor drama studies. While the continuation of mystery play performances and morality plays through the first three-quarters of the sixteenth century have been discussed with some consistency in the academy, other types of drama (e.g. folk or school plays) have received short shrift, and critical theory has been slow in coming to this scholarship. This collection begins to fill in these deficiencies and suggest fruitful directions for a twenty-first century revival in pre-Shakespearean Tudor drama studies.

Introductionp. 1
Reform, Resistance, and Traditionp. 13
"Erazed in the booke": The Mystery Cycles and Reformp. 15
"Doctrine Evangelicall" and Erasmus's Paraphrases in The Resurrection of Our Lordp. 35
Holy Robin Hood! Carnival, Parish Guilds, and the Outlaw Traditionp. 67
Developments in Dramatic Practicep. 91
Baleus Prolocutor and the Establishment of the Prologue in Sixteenth-Century Dramap. 93
Chariots and Cloud Machines: Gods and Goddesses on Early English Stagesp. 111
Some New Thoughts on an Old Question: "Professional" Touring Theater Outside London Before 1590p. 131
Pedagogy and drama in Playhouse and Schoolhousep. 141
Performing Arts in the Tudor Classroomp. 143
Pleasure Unreconciled to Virtue: George Gascoigne and Didactic Dramap. 167
"This is the case": Gorboduc and Early Modern English Legal Discourse Concerning Inheritancep. 195
Signs of Desire and Danger in History and Theoryp. 211
Sex, Sin, and Scarring: Syphilis in Redford's Wit and Sciencep. 213
The Circulation of the Letter in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedyp. 229
Postscriptp. 249
Contributorsp. 257
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9781403965264
ISBN-10: 1403965269
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27th November 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1