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Introduction: Presupposing the Stage

Nina Levine

in Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267866
eISBN:
9780823272426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267866.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Taking Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humor as its starting point, the introduction lays out the book’s operating assumptions about the early modern London stage and its turn to contemporary city ... More


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

David Carnegie and Gary Taylor (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Celebrating the quatercenary of publication of the first translation of Don Quixote, this book addresses the ongoing debates about the lost Jacobean play The History of Cardenio, based on Cervantes, ... More


Introduction

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/9780195695052.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book was inspired by the emergence of the modern Indian theatre in the late 1970s. With the increasing urban interest in folk theatre and the influence of Brecht on Indian theatre, this book ... More


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

Vasudha Dalmia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695052
eISBN:
9780199080335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695052.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book addresses the political and aesthetic concerns of modern Indian theatre, tracing its genealogies, and looking in particular at its appropriation of folk theatre. Beginning with the plays of ... More


‘The National Drama of the Hindus’: Harishchandra of Banaras and the ‘Classical’ Traditions in Late Nineteenth-Century India

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/9780195695052.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter reviews the contributions made by the British Orientalists to the aesthetics and nationalist orientation of theatre in the nineteenth-century India. It traces the shifts and changes in ... More


Introduction

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introduction specifies the proximity of theatre and bear-baiting in the cultural topography of Shakespeare’s London. The two entertainments were not just physically close but joined in active ... More


Introduction: Anxious Flesh

Hedwig Fraunhofer

in Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467438
eISBN:
9781474491051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467438.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Laying the intellectual groundwork for the book, this chapter gives an in-depth introduction to new materialist philosophy and its relationship to other 20th and 21st century theoretical movements ... 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


Theobald’s Pattern of Adaptation: The Duchess of Malfi and Richard II

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/9780199641819.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter analyses Lewis Theobald’s adaptations of two early modern plays that survive in their original form, with the intention of providing evidence of the kind of treatment he might be ... More


Shakespeare in Parts

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A combination of original theatre history and literary criticism, this book explores the original form in which Shakespeare's drama circulated. This was not the full play-text; it was not the public ... More


Introduction: Chastity and the Question of Value

Katherine Gillen

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417716
eISBN:
9781474434539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417716.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introduction demonstrates that chastity discourse resonates strongly with commercial discourses about currency, commodities, and value. It mines mercantile tracts, conduct books, and writings ... More


After the Quake

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/9780824833411.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter marks a watershed moment for Japanese theatre in the wake of the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake. Practically every major theatre had been destroyed in the quake and the ensuing fires. The ... More


Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre

Lisa S. Starks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474430067
eISBN:
9781474476973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430067.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ovid was a multifaceted icon of lovesickness, endless change, libertinism, emotional torment and violence in early modern England. This collection uses adaptation studies in connection with other ... More


Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Andreas Höfele

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The book argues that powerful exchanges between stage, stake and scaffold – the theatre, the beargarden and the spectacle of public execution – crucially informed Shakespeare’s explorations into the ... More


Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama

Hedwig Fraunhofer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467438
eISBN:
9781474491051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467438.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Mapping the -- not always chronological -- trajectory from representationalist-naturalist theatre (Strindberg, Sartre) to the theatre of the historical avant-garde (Brecht, Artaud), this book puts ... More


Toward Commitment

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson's marriage to Sue Edmonds was a landmark on his journey toward commitment, and his joining the Communist Party and organizing the Screen Writers Guild were to enhance this process. ... More


Introduction: Where’s Satisfaction?

Heather Hirschfeld

in The End of Satisfaction: Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452741
eISBN:
9780801470639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452741.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter begins by looking at how Othello's predicament represents the instance of a conceptual and affective dilemma—a problem of satisfaction—central to the language, plots, and ... More


The Origins of English Revenge Tragedy

George Oppitz-Trotman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474441711
eISBN:
9781474465069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Charting a new course between performance studies and literary criticism, this book discovers a poetics of figuration in English tragic drama. It demonstrates that our recognition of the dramatic ... 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 Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis van der Haven, and Karel Vanhaesebrouck (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book offers a cross-disciplinary approach to pain and suffering in the early modern period, based on research in the fields of literary studies, art history, theatre studies, cultural history ... More


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