Spectacle and Public Performance in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 28. Februar 2006
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 262 Seiten
978-90-04-14928-1 (ISBN)
This is a wide-ranging collection of essays from a variety of critical perspectives exploring alternative ways of understanding the entertainments, mystery plays, civic pageants, courtly masques, and professional dramas of late Medieval and Renaissance England.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • Höhe: 24 mm
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  • Breite: 16 mm
  • 562 gr
978-90-04-14928-1 (9789004149281)
9004149287 (9004149287)
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Robert E. Stillman, Ph.D (1979) in English, University of Pennsylvania, is Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has published widely on the literature and culture of the English Renaissance, and is completing a new book about Sidney's poetics.
Acknowledgments Editor's Foreword List of Contributors List of Illustrations 1. Antichrist on Page and Stage in the Later Middle Ages, Richard K. Emmerson 2. Staging Antichrist and the Performance of Miracles, Peter Cockett 3. "Nothing more nedeful": Politics and the Rhetoric of Accommodation in Elizabeth I's Coronation Procession, Robert E. Stillman 4. Britomart's Backward Glance in Spenser's Faerie Queene: Liminal Triumphs/Dark Erotics in Busirane's Mask of Cupid, Tiffany J. Alkan 5. Spectacle and the Fantasy of Immateriality: Authorship and Magic in John a Kent and John a Cumber, Nora Johnson 6. The Play of Voice: Acknowledgment, Knowledge, and Self-Knowledge in Measure for Measure, Sarah Beckwith 7. Spectacle and Equivocation in Macbeth, Richard C. McCoy 8. Mapping Shakespeare's Britain, Peter Holland 9. The Absent Triumphator in the 1610 Chester's Triumph in Honor of Her Prince, Robert W. Barrett, Jr. 10. Have his "carkasse": The Aftermaths of English Court Masques, Tom Bishop 11. Reading/Genres: On 1630s Masques, Lauren Shohet Index
Probably the greatest virtue of this collection is the diversity of phenomena that it brings within the compass of spectacle and performance.
(...) individually and collectively, these essays unquestionably challenge and advance our understanding of late medieval and early modern performance.
Jonathan Walker, Renaissance Quarterly
No volume about the spectacles and public performances of early modern England could pretend to treat comprehensively a body of materials so conspicuously vast. Rather than efforts to survey the territory, these essays are best understood in the original sense of the term as "essays"-as trials, attempts, experiments to open alternative ways of understanding that vast corpus of mystery plays, civic pageants, court masques and professional dramas that constitute its subject. The book crosses traditional period lines, including studies of Medieval as well as Renaissance entertainments. Once more, the essays are not organized according to a single critical or historical methodology. They employ an eclectic range of interpretive practices, reflecting the variety of interpretive approaches now current in the field.

Contributors include: Tiffany J. Alkan, Robert W. Barrett, Jr., Sarah Beckwith, Tom Bishop, Peter Cockett, Richard K. Emmerson, Peter Holland, Nora Johnson, Richard C. McCoy, Lauren Shohet, and Robert E. Stillman.

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