Stages of Play

Stages of Play

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qThis study has essentially two focuses, two stories to tell. One story traces the secularization, theatricalization, and uncanny returns of suppressed religious culture in early modern drama. The other story concerns the tendency of the theater to expose contingencies and gaps in politico-judicial practices of spectacular violence.q qThe investigation covers a broad range of plays dating from the fifteenth century to the closing of the theatres in 1642; however, three chapters are devoted to extensive analysis of single plays: R.B.'s Apius and Virginia, Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI, and Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.q--Jacket.Cressida. In. Performance. theater itself: that the script is essentially unstable and changes. 1. Homer Swander, aquot;In Our Time: Such ... 216, C. Walter Hodgesa#39;s diagram of the second Globe in the Craig/ Bevington, 2d ed., clearly shows that theanbsp;...

Title:Stages of Play
Author:Michael W. Shurgot, Margaret E. Owens
Publisher:University of Delaware Press - 1998


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