Early Modern Literature in History

English Historical Drama, 1500-1660

Forms Outside the Canon

Authors: Ravelhofer, Barbara

Editors: Grant, T. (Ed.)

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Many readers today associate the early modern history play with Shakespeare. While not wishing to ignore the influence of Shakespeare, this collection of essays explores other historical drama between 1500 and 1660, covering a wide range of different formats. An introduction provides a survey of current criticism, exploring both early modern and contemporary definitions of the 'history play'. Individual essays in chronological order discuss a wide variety of possible sources for historical drama, ranging from oral traditions to chronicles. They also explore genres outside the canon which think of 'history' in different ways, such as shows, moralities and closet drama.

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JANETTE DILLON is Professor of Drama in the School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, UK MARK HUTCHINGS is Lecturer in the School of English and American Literature, University of Reading, UK ANDREW W. TAYLOR is Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Churchill College, Cambridge, UK MICHAEL ULLYOT is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Calgary, Canada

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' English Historical Drama illuminates the enduring link between history and drama in early modern society.' - John Ridpath, Times Literary Supplement


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Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English Historical Drama, 1500-1660
Book Subtitle
Forms Outside the Canon
Authors
Editors
  • T. Grant
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59326-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230593268
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4849-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52503-4
Series ISSN
2634-5919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 206
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