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Author Müller-Wood, Anja, 1969-

Title The theatre of civilized excess : new perspectives on Jacobean tragedy / Anja Müller-Wood
Published Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (223 pages)
Series Costerus, 0165-9618 ; new ser., v. 169
Costerus ; new ser., v. 169. 0165-9618
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Relocating the Stage: Reflections on Early Modern Theatre Culture; 2 "All the Ill Man Can Invent": John Webster and His Duchess; 3 Look Who's Talking (Plainly): Dangerous Eloquence in The Atheist's Tragedy; 4 Memory, Mimesis and the Material: Chapman's Scene of Writing (The Law); 5 Theatrical Excess, Critical Practice: Women Beware Women and the Shaping of a Bourgeois Aesthetic; Bibliography; Index
Summary Jacobean tragedy is typically seen as translating a general dissatisfaction with the first Stuart monarch and his court into acts of calculated recklessness and cynical brutality. Drawing on theoretical influences from social history, psychoanalysis and the study of discourses, this innovative book proposes an alternative perspective: Jacobean tragedy should be seen in the light of the institutional and social concerns of the early modern stage and the ambiguities which they engendered. Although the stage's professionalization opened up hitherto unknown possibilities of economic success and so
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-217) and index
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Subject English drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 142948098X (electronic bk.)
9781429480987 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Theater of civilized excess