New historicism and renaissance drama
New Historicism has been one of the major developments in literary theory over the last decade, both in the USA and Europe. In this book, Wilson and Dutton examine the theories behind New Historicism and its celebrated impact in practice on Renaissance Drama, providing an important collection both for students of the genre and of literary theory.
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Absolutist Alice Arden's Amazons Arden Arden of Faversham argued audience authority Barabas Barabas's Bartholomew Fair Belsey body Brachiano carnival century Christian city comedy concept construction contemporary contest Cultural Materialism Cultural Materialists Cultural Poetics defined desire discourse dominant Elizabeth Elizabethan England English essay Falstaff fantasy Faustus fiction Flamineo Foucault gender Greenblatt Hal's Hamlet Harriot Henry heteroglossia historical criticism Historicism Historicist human husband identity ideology insistence Jacobean Jonathan Dollimore Jonson Julius Caesar king language legitimate literary criticism literary texts literature London Louis Montrose Macbeth Marlowe Marlowe's marriage Marxist materialist meaning Midsummer Night's Dream modern monarch murder nature notion Oberon patriarchal patriarchy play political practice prince produced queen radical reading reality relations Renaissance drama representation represented royal scene seems sense sexual Shakespeare Sinfield social society Stephen Greenblatt strategy structure struggle subversion Tamburlaine theatre theatrical theory Theseus tragedy University violence Vittoria woman women writing