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Early Modern Theatricality


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The original essays in Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature mean to provoke rather than reassure, to challenge rather than codify. Instead of summarizing existing knowledge scholars working in the field aim at opening fresh discussion; instead of emphasizing settled consensus they direct their readers to areas of enlivened and unresolved debate.

Following the models established by previous volumes in the series, Early Modern Theatricality launches a new generation of scholarship on early modern drama by focusing on the rich formal capacities of theatrical performance. The collection gathers some of the most innovative critics in the field to examine the techniques, objects, bodies, and conventions that characterized early modern theatricality, from the Tudor period to the Restoration.

Taking their cues from a series of guiding keywords, the contributors identify the fundamental features of theatricality in the period, using them to launch conceptually adventurous arguments that provoke our rediscovery of early modern drama in all its complexity and inventiveness.

About the Author

Henry S. Turner, Rutgers University

Henry S. Turner is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He is the author of The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts, 1580-1630 (Oxford, 2006), Shakespeare's Double Helix (Continuum, 2008), the editor of The Culture of Capital: Property, Cities, and Knowledge in Early Modern England (Routledge, 2002), and co-editor of the book series "Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity" at Ashgate Press. His essays have appeared in Shakespeare Quarterly, Renaissance Drama, Configurations, Isis, South Central Review, differences, and postmedieval. His work has been supported by grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Notes on Contributors

1. Generalization, Henry S. Turner

2. Stages, Laura Weigert

3. Interiority, Richard Preiss

4. Offstage, Peter Womack

5. Scenes, Bruce Smith

6. Lines, Paul Menzer

7. Sources, Stephen Guy-Bray

8. Intertheatricality, William West

9. Skill, Evelyn Tribble

10. Games, Gina Bloom

11. Festivity, Erika Lin

12. Occasion, Scott Trudell

13. Optics, Mary Thomas Crane

14. Ekphrasis, Joel Altman

15. Dumbshow, Jeremy Lopez

16. Indecorum, Ellen MacKay

17. Desire, Madhavi Menon

18. Formaction, Simon Palfrey

19. Now, Scott Maisano

20. Eventuality, Michael Witmore

21. Duel, Paul Kottman

22. Hospitality, Julia Reinhard Lupton

23. Becoming-Indian, Jonathan Gil Harris

24. Poor, Robert Henke

25. Foreign, Susanne Wofford

26. Mobility, Anston Bosman

27. Honestas, Phil Withington

28. Reading, Ann Baynes Coiro

29. Passions, Blair Hoxby

Index of Plays

General Index

Product Details

Turner, Henry S. (edt)
Oxford University Press, USA
Turner, Henry S. H.
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literature, English
Literature-A to Z
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