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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Jacobean Drama

ISBN 9780230008151
Publication Date August 2010
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

This Readers' Guide introduces readers to the criticism and debates that are specific to the drama of the Jacobean period. Covering playwrights such as Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, Webster, as well as Shakespeare, the guide explores key topics including theatrical conditions, genre, performance studies, textual transmission, gender and race.

PASCALE AEBISCHER is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her previous publications include Shakespeare's Violated Bodies: Stage and Screen Performance (Cambridge, 2004) and the co-edited volume Remaking Shakespeare: Performance Across Media, Genres and Cultures (Palgrave, 2003).

The Critical Trail Early Views to the Twentieth Century
Theatre History
Textual Transmission
Historical Contexts
The Genres of Jacobean Drama
Body and Race Scholarship
Gender and Sexuality
Performance Studies
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'An excellent account of the historical and current trends in Jacobean drama criticism.' - Mario DiGangi, City University of New York, USA
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