Early Modern Theatricality Hardback
Edited by Henry S. Turner
Part of the Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 640 pages, Frontispiece and 25 black-and-white halftones
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 05/12/2013
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780199641352