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Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

Staged Normality in Shakespeare's England

Editors: Loughnane, Rory, Semple, Edel (Eds.)

  • Looks at the overlooked issue of staging the ordinary in Shakespeare's theatre 
    Features contributions from a variety of well-known scholars
    Looks at the 'normal' through a performative lens

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00892-5
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Due: February 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00891-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

This book looks at the staging and performance of normality in early modern drama. Analysing conventions and rules, habitual practices, common things and objects, and mundane sights and experiences, this volume foregrounds a staged normality that has been heretofore unseen, ignored, or taken for granted. It draws together leading and emerging scholars of early modern theatre and culture to debate the meaning of normality in an early modern context and to discuss how it might transfer to the stage. In doing so, these original critical essays unsettle and challenge scholarly assumptions about how normality is represented in the performance space. The volume, which responds to studies of the everyday and the material turn in cultural history, as well as to broader philosophical engagements with the idea of normality and its opposites, brings to light the essential role that normality plays in the composition and performance of early modern drama.

About the authors

Rory Loughnane is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent, UK. He is an Associate Editor of the New Oxford Shakespeare (2016-), for which he edited more than ten plays. He has co-edited four essay collections, as well as the anthology, The Memory Arts in Renaissance England (2016).

Edel Semple is Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. She is co-editor of Staged Transgression in Shakespeare’s England (2013), and of a special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies on European women (2017). She has recently published on gender in Shakespeare on film, prostitution in early modern literature, and the critical history of early modern drama.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Stages of Normality

    Loughnane, Rory

    Pages 1-29

  • Circling the Square: Geometry, Masculinity, and the Norms of Antony and Cleopatra

    Mazzio, Carla

    Pages 33-67

  • Normal School: Merry Wives and the Future of a Feeling

    Hanson, Elizabeth

    Pages 69-87

  • Regulating Time and the Self in Shakespearean Drama

    Johanson, Kristine

    Pages 89-108

  • Under the Skin: A Neighbourhood Ethnography of Leather and Early Modern Drama

    Sanders, Julie

    Pages 109-126

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00892-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: February 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00891-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Staged Normality in Shakespeare's England
Editors
  • Rory Loughnane
  • Edel Semple
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00892-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00892-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00891-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 293
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
Topics