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Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Melissa Mueller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Since Aristotle, text has been considered the essence of Athenian tragedy, while theatrical props have been relegated to the category of mere spectacle, external to the text. Objects as Actors argues ... More


Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Laurence Publicover

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Focusing on early modern plays that stage encounters between peoples of different cultures, this book asks how a sense of geographical location was created in early modern theatres that featured ... More


Introduction: An Uninhabited Island?

Laurence Publicover

in Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Introduction lays out the argument of the book, in part through discussion of critical responses to the geography of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Situating the book’s critical approach within the ... More


This Carthage, Sirs, was Venice: What is Intertheatrical Geography?

Laurence Publicover

in Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This short chapter discusses the origin of the critical term ‘intertheatricality’ and asks how it can be used to think about early modern dramatic geography. Employing the surviving manuscript of ... More


Satirizing Kyd’s Mediterranean: Marlowe’s

Laurence Publicover

in Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Noting that Christopher Marlowe shared a room with Thomas Kyd around the time The Jew of Malta was written and first performed, this chapter reads Marlowe’s play as an ironic response to Kyd’s. By ... More


Re-Enchanting the Mediterranean: Shakespeare’s

Laurence Publicover

in Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Situating its analysis of The Merchant of Venice within recent critical discussions over Shakespeare’s place within a wider early modern dramatic culture, this chapter reads the play as a response to ... More


Re-Thinking Romance: Heywood’s

Laurence Publicover

in Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that The Fair Maid of the West’s dramatic geography allows its playwright, Thomas Heywood, to join the intertheatrical conversation regarding the relationship between romance and ... More


Intertheatricality and Propaganda

Laurence Publicover

in Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter analyses the ways in which the collaborative drama The Travels of the Three English Brothers defends the Sherley brothers’ real-world political endeavours across Europe and Persia ... More


Conclusion

Laurence Publicover

in Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Conclusion brings together the book’s arguments through a discussion of The Tempest’s geography, focusing in particular on its presentation of the sea. Arguing that dramatic geography is a unique ... More


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