cover image of English Renaissance Drama

English Renaissance Drama

Wiley Blackwell Guides to Literature

by Peter Womack

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

The book considers the London theatrical culture which took shape in the 1570s and came to an end in 1642.


  • Places emphasis on those plays that are readily available in modern editions and can sometimes to be seen in modern productions, including Shakespeare.
  • Provides students with the historical, literary and theatrical contexts they need to make sense of Renaissance drama.
  • Includes a series of short biographies of playwrights during this period.
  • Features close analyses of more than 20 plays, each of which draws attention to what makes a particular play interesting and identifies relevant critical questions.
  • Examines early modern drama in terms of its characteristic actions, such as cuckolding, flattering, swaggering, going mad, and rising from the dead.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Wiley
Imprint:
Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date:
2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Guides to Literature

Format

  • Adobe PDF eBook 932.1 KB

Peter Womack (Author)

Peter Womack is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of East Anglia. He is the co-author of English Drama: A Cultural History (Blackwell Publishing, 1996), and the author of Improvement and Romance: Constructing the Myth of the Highlands (...

More about Peter Womack
English Renaissance Drama
Copy and paste the code into your website.