Early Modern Theatricality

ISBN : 9780198817512

Henry S. Turner
640 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jan 2018
Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature


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Early Modern Theatricality brings together some of the most innovative critics in the field to examine the many conventions that characterized early modern theatricality. It generates fresh possibilities for criticism, combining historical, formal, and philosophical questions, in order to provoke our rediscovery of early modern drama.


List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; 1 Henry S. Turner: Generalization; 2 Laura Weigert: Stage; 3 Richard Preiss: Interiority; 4 Peter Womack: Off-stage; 5 Bruce R. Smith: Scene; 6 Paul Menzer: Lines; 7 Stephen Guy-Bray: Source; 8 William N. West: Intertheatricality; 9 Evelyn Tribble: Skill; 10 Gina Bloom: Games; 11 Erika T. Lin: Festivity; 12 Scott A. Trudell: Occasion; 13 Mary Thomas Crane: Optics; 14 Joel Altman: Ekphrasis; 15 Jeremy Lopez: Dumb show; 16 Ellen MacKay: Indecorum; 17 Madhavi Menon: Desire; 18 Simon Palfrey: Formaction; 19 Scott Maisano: Now; 20 Michael Witmore: Eventuality; 21 Paul A. Kottman: Duel; 22 Julia Reinhard Lupton: Hospitality; 23 Jonathan Gil Harris: Becoming-Indian; 24 Robert Henke: Poor; 25 Susanne L. Wofford: Foreign; 26 Anston Bosman: Mobility; 27 Phil Withington: Honestas; 28 Ann Baynes Coiro: Reading; 29 Blair Hoxby: Passions; Index of Plays; General Index

About the author: 

Henry S. Turner is 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), and Shakespeare's Double Helix (Continuum, 2008). He is also 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.

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