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Strangeness in Jacobean Drama

Davies, Callan (2020) Strangeness in Jacobean Drama. Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 240 pp. ISBN 978-0-367-50031-3. (In press) (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) (KAR id:81482)

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Abstract

Callan Davies presents “strangeness” as a fresh critical paradigm for understanding the construction and performance of Jacobean drama—one that would have been deeply familiar to its playwrights and early audiences. This study brings together cultural analysis, philosophical enquiry, and the history of staged special effects to examine how preoccupation with the strange unites the verbal, visual, and philosophical elements of performance in works by Shakespeare, Marston, Middleton, Dekker, Heywood, and Beaumont and Fletcher. This book therefore offers an alternative model for understanding this important period of English dramatic history that moves beyond categories such as “Shakespeare’s late plays,” “tragicomedy,” or the home of cynical and bloodthirsty tragedies. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of early modern drama and philosophy, rhetorical studies, and the history of science and technology.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: early modern drama, jacobean drama, theatre history, technology, special effects, rhetoric, philosophy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Callan Davies
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2020 15:13 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 09:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81482 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Davies, Callan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6554-0660
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