Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine

Mathematics and Late Elizabethan Drama

Authors: Jarrett, Joseph

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  • First book to examine the influence that sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century mathematical thinking exerted on the writing and production of early modern drama 
    ​Examines how how the terms, concepts, and implications of early modern mathematics impacted upon plays’ vocabularies, forms, and aesthetic and dramaturgical effects and affects 
    Focuses analysis on six key plays from five key early modern dramatists 

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This book considers the influence that sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century mathematical thinking exerted on the writing and production of popular drama between about 1587 and 1603. It concentrates upon six plays by five early modern dramatists: Tamburlaine, Part 1 (1587) and Tamburlaine, Part 2 (1587) by Christopher Marlowe; Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay (1589) by Robert Greene; Old Fortunatus (1599) by Thomas Dekker; Hamlet (1600) by William Shakespeare; and The Tragedy of Hoffman (1603) by Henry Chettle. Each chapter analyses how the terms, concepts, and implications of contemporary mathematics impacted upon these plays’ vocabularies, forms, and aesthetic and dramaturgical effects and affects.

About the authors

Joseph Jarrett is currently a Lumley Junior Research Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26566-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26565-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics and Late Elizabethan Drama
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26566-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26566-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26565-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 242
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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