"The "The Renegado"

Massinger, Philip and Neill, Michael A F, eds. (2010) "The "The Renegado". Arden Early Modern Drama . Arden Shakespeare, London, 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-904271-61-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A scholarly edition of Philip Massinger's play 'The Renegado; or the Gentlemen of Venice' with an Introduction and supplementary material. The Renegado is one of the most shamelessly entertaining plays of its age, fetching its inspiration from a number of works by Cervantes, based on his own experiences as a captive in Algiers. Introducing the eroticized captivity narrative to the English stage, Massinger's tragicomedy combines it with the long-popular romance motif of a Christian hero's conquest of an exotic princess. But even as it indulges in romantic fantasy, The Renegado engages with contentious issues of national and international politics, offering a provocative response to the sectarian feuds dividing England in the 1620s, while exploiting wider European fears of the expansionist Muslim empire of the Ottomans. Through its treatment of religious confrontation and conversion, Massinger's play offers important insights into early modern constructions of the Islamic world, and emerges as a piece with unexpected resonances for our own time.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 10:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40622 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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