Renaissance Plays: New Readings and Rereadings

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Leonard Barkan
Northwestern University Press, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 182 pages
Renaissance Drama, an annual and interdisciplinary publication, is devoted to drama and performance as a central feature of Renaissance culture. The essays in each volume explore traditional canons of drama, the significance of performance (broadly construed) to early modern culture, and the impact of new forms of interpretation on the study of Renaissance plays, theater, and performance.
 

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Contents

James P Hammersmith The Death of Castile
1
Charles W Hieatt Multiple Plotting in Friar Bacon
17
Susan McCloskey The Worlds of Edward II
49
Peggy Munoz Simonds The Iconography of Primitivism
95
Diana Benet The MasterWit is
121
Mary Laughlin Fawcett Chastity and Speech
159
Notes on Contributors
181
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About the author (1985)

Leonard Barkan is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton, where he teaches in the Department of Comparative Literature and holds appointments in art and archaeology, English, and classics. His books include The Gods Made Flesh: Metamorphosis and the Pursuit of Paganism and Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture .

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