Politics, Plague, and Shakespeare's Theater: The Stuart Years
Shakespeare produced most of his great tragedies during the politically disturbed and plague-filled decade following the accession of James I, a period of formidable difficulties for the London theater. Focusing not upon Shakespeare?s personal biography but upon his professional role as a member of the company of the King?s Servants, Leeds Barroll offers a new narrative about the dramatist?s relationship to the court of King James, as well as the manner and order in which the Stuart plays were composed. Positioned in terms of contemporary critical and historical theory, rich in historical details, and challenging in its implications, Politics, Plague, and Shakespeare's Theatre will be read with interest by scholars and students of Elizabethan drama, theater history, Renaissance studies, and English history.
52 pages matching English in this book
Results 1-3 of 52
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Privileged Biographies Marginal Shakespeare
Shakespeare without King James
Pestilence and the Players
5 other sections not shown
acting companies actors Antony and Cleopatra April Ash Wednesday August bill Blackfriars bubonic plague Burbage Christmas season Clarendon Press Coriolanus coronation crown Cymbeline December documents drama E. K. Chambers earl early Easter Elizabethan Stage England English equivocation February fellows Globe Gunpowder Plot Hampton Court Hatfield Henry Henslowe History indication infected James's January John Chamberlain July June King James King Lear King's Servants Lent lord mayor Macbeth March Measure for Measure months narrative November October Othello Othello and Measure Oxford patent performance Pericles period plague death figures Plague in Shakespeare's players presented Prince privy council proclamation public theaters quarto Queen Anna Queen's Servants records reported Richard Burbage royal seems Shake Shakespeare's company Shakespeare's London Shakespeare's Stuart Shrewsbury sickness Southampton speare's summer texts theater closings topical allusion traditional tragedies University Press Venetian ambassador Venice vols week William Shakespeare Wilton Winter's Tale wrote