The Resource Drama and the market in the age of Shakespeare, Douglas Bruster

Drama and the market in the age of Shakespeare, Douglas Bruster

Label
Drama and the market in the age of Shakespeare
Title
Drama and the market in the age of Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Bruster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Douglas Bruster's provocative study of English Renaissance drama explores its links with Elizabethan and Jacobean economy and society, looking at the professional status of playwrights such as Shakespeare, and the establishment of commercial theaters. Stressing that playhouses were, first and foremost, places of business, he argues that a significant proportion of the drama's practical energy went toward understanding the material conditions that maintained its existence. He sees this impetus as part of a 'materialist vision' which has its origins in the climate of uncertainty engendered by a rapidly expanding London and its burgeoning market. Exploring, for example, the economic importance of the cuckold theme, the role taken by stage objects as commodities, and the commercial significance of the Troy story as staged in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, Bruster returns the theater and the plays performed there to their basis in the material world
  • In doing so, he offers new ways of reading the drama of Renaissance England
Dewey number
822/.3/09
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.E35
LC item number
B78 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture
Series volume
1
Label
Drama and the market in the age of Shakespeare, Douglas Bruster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-159) and index
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Contents
1. Toward a material theater -- 2. Drama and the age -- 3. "City comedy" and the materialist vision -- 4. Horns of plenty: cuckoldry and capital -- 5. The objects of farce: identity and commodity, Elizabethan to Jacobean -- 6. The farce of objects: Othello to Bartholomew Fair -- 7. "The alteration of men": Troilus and Cressida, Troynovant, and trade
Control code
000008666208
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 164 p.
Isbn
9780521416641
Lccn
91045712
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.b15887054
System control number
  • rmr6278986
  • (OCoLC)25130836

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