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Devised as an entertainment for a Tudor monarch, Galatea might be seen, paradoxically, as a parable for our time. Inhabiting a world engaged in a process of change, the characters find themselves locked in a series of transgressive situations that speak directly to contemporary experience and twenty-first-century critical concerns. Same-sex relationships, shifts of authority, and the destabilization of meaning all lend the play a surprising modernity, making it at once the most accessible of Lyly's plays and the one most frequently performed today.

Designed for the student reader, Leah Scragg's edition offers a range of perspectives on the work. An extensive introduction locates the play in the context of the Elizabethan court, opening a window onto a kind of drama very different from that of more familiar sixteenth-century writers, such as Marlowe and Shakespeare. The latter's indebtedness to the play is fully documented, while detailed critical and performance histories allow an insight into the work's susceptibility to reinterpretation.

About the Author

Leah Scragg is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Language and structure: from a prose style to a dramatic mode

Ovid and Virgil

The pastoral convention and the cult of the Virgin Queen

Lylian drama and the Boys of St Paul's

Lyly and Shakespeare

Galatea on stage

Galatea and its readers

This edition and the editorial history of the play

GALATEA

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719088056
Author:
Lyly, John
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Author:
Scragg, Leah
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Revels Student Editions
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.125 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Plays
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Works
History and Social Science » World History » General

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