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Within English Renaissance studies, the powerful influence of new critical methodologies - feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, post-structuralism - has radically changed our conceptions of texts and respresentation itself. Literary texts are now viewed as sites of meaning, not its exclusive sources, as stages where authors and readers negotiate the conventions of society anWithin English Renaissance studies, the powerful influence of new critical methodologies - feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, post-structuralism - has radically changed our conceptions of texts and respresentation itself. Literary texts are now viewed as sites of meaning, not its exclusive sources, as stages where authors and readers negotiate the conventions of society and language to contest and construct the significance of texts. The essays in Staging the Renaissance analyze this dynamic process within Renaissance drama where texts stage radical collaborations between playwright, actor, stage, audience and the pressures of the social, economic and political environment. The theatre emerges as the site of a rich confluence of cultural forces, the place where social meanings are both formed and transformed. The essays offer critical reassessments of individual non-Shakespearean plays, rethinking both canonical classics and rediscovering the importance of such marginal texts as The Tragedy of Mariam. Staging the Renaissance aims to demonstrate the variety and vitality not only of contemporary criticism, but of Renaissance drama itself....

Title : Staging the Renaissance
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ISBN : 9780415901666
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 293 Pages
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Staging the Renaissance Reviews

  • M.L. Rio
    2018-11-19 10:42

    A bit scattershot, but an interesting exploration of the socio-political conditions which inform our readings of early modern dramatic texts. Would've been four stars if not for the essay by Random Cloud, who should (1) stop with the absurd pseudonyms because nobody finds them clever, and (2) find a better way to make his argument about the variance of early modern dramatic texts than resorting to the gimmick of imitating their irregular orthography and generally writing like a bad slam poet.

  • Erin
    2018-11-26 10:21

    so good, helps students understand the context and staging of plays, it's not literature its theatre!