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The Drama of Ideas

Martin Puchner

in The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199730322
eISBN:
9780199852796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730322.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The emergence of a newly ambitious drama, first called “new drama” and then “modern drama” endowed theater with a new sense of intellectual ambition, and this is described in this chapter. Modern ... More


The Rise of Modern Drama, 1909–1924

M. Cody Poulton

in A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter identifies the Taishō era and Henrik Ibsen with the birth of modern drama in Japan. It was also the birth of the shingeki movement, a fact that was borne out by another Ibsen production, ... More


A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

M. Cody Poulton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the opening decades of the twentieth century in Japan, practically every major author wrote plays that were published and performed. This book examines the full range of early twentieth-century ... More


Introduction

David Carnegie

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introduction describes the structure of the book and the arguments of each contributor. It also outlines the main questions around the lost play Cardenio: was it really by Shakespeare and ... 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


Twentieth-Century Projections of the Past: Jayshankar Prasad and the New Subjectivity

Vasudha Dalmia

in Poetics, Plays, and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695052
eISBN:
9780199080335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695052.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter focuses on Jayshankar Prasad of Banaras who led the Hindi literary drama into its maturation and sophistication. Prasad was largely known as a short story writer and a dramatist but his ... More


Synge and Edwardian Theatre

Adrian Frazier

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While the plays of J. M. Synge are normally seen in the context of the ‘Irish dramatic revival,’ or the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, this chapter relates them to a wider spectrum of theatrical ... More


Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Sidney Albert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this in-depth study of Bernard Shaw's most controversial drama, Major Barbara (1905), Sidney P. Albert traces the play's profound connections with Plato's Republic and Euripides's Bacchae, ... 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


Inventions of the Skin: The Painted Body in Early English Drama

Andrea Stevens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748670499
eISBN:
9780748693757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670499.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book challenges the narrative of Shakespeare's ‘bare’ stage by looking at the ‘ground zero’ of early modern theatrical representation: the painted body of the actor. Organised as a series of ... More


The affective scripts of early modern execution and murder

Frederika Bain

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing on early modern accounts of execution and murder in drama and cheap print, this chapter draws upon a group of broadside and pamphlet execution narratives from the late sixteenth to the ... More


‘A wentche, a gyrle, a Damsell’: Defining Early Modern Girlhood

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Using the two parts of Thomas Heywood’s Fair Maid of the West, or a Girl Worth Gold as a case study, this chapter charts the emergence of ‘girl’ into early modern English, tracing two major shifts in ... More


Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage

Katherine Gillen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417716
eISBN:
9781474434539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417716.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chaste Value reassesses chastity’s significance in early modern drama, arguing that presentations of chastity inform the stage’s production of early capitalist subjectivity and social difference. ... More


Florio's Theatrical Montaigne

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter centres on the claim that John Florio's translation of the Essays lends a strongly theatrical inflection to Montaigne's original French. Not only at the level of dramatic allusion, but ... More


The Absence of America: The London Stage, 1576-1642

Gavin Hollis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198734321
eISBN:
9780191799167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This book examines why early modern drama’s response to English settlement in the New World was muted, even though the so-called golden age of Shakespeare coincided with the so-called golden age of ... More


Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Catherine Diamond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835842
eISBN:
9780824871840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835842.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Asian theatre is usually studied from the perspective of the major traditions of China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. Now, looking at the contemporary theatre scene in Southeast Asia, this book shows ... More


Embodiment and Empathy in Early Modern Drama: The Case of Cervantes’ El trato de Argel

Cory A. Reed

in Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256555
eISBN:
9780190256579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256555.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cognitive approaches to literature and culture hold promise for the analysis of theatrical performance in general, and early modern drama in particular. A cognitive approach to the complex dynamics ... More


Kubota Mantarō: Brief Night

M. Cody Poulton

in A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter contains a translation of Brief Night, one of Kubota Mantarō's many dramas in the turbulent years between the tail end of the Meiji era and Japan's postwar reconstruction. Called “the ... More


Discrepant emotional awareness in Shakespeare

R. S. White and Ciara Rawnsley

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The suggestive phrase ‘discrepant awareness’ was coined in 1960 by Bertrand Evans to explore the ways in which Shakespeare presents differences in knowledge and understanding between characters, and ... More


Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

András Kiséry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Hamlet’s Moment reveals how plays written in the first decade of the seventeenth century were shaped by forms of professional political knowledge and the social promises such knowledge held. This ... More


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