Gentility and the Comic Theatre of Late Stuart London
Normal Price: $185.00
Your Price: $166.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $18.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $8.33 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Gentility and the Comic Theatre of Late Stuart London by Mark Dawson
Book DescriptionWhere Adam delved and Eve span Who was then the gentleman? Mark Dawson's approach to this riddle is not to study the lives of those said to belong to early modern England's gentry. He suggests we remain skeptical of all answers to this question and consider what was at stake whenever it was posed. We should conceive of gentility as a mutable process of social delineation. Gentility was a matter of power and language; cultural definition and social domination. Neither consistently defined nor applied to particular social groups, gentility was about identifying society's elite. The book examines how gentility was portrayed through plays at London's theatres (1660-1725). Employing a rich assembly of sources, comedies with their cits and fops, periodicals, correspondence of theatre patrons and polemic from its detractors, Dawson revises several of social history's conclusions about the gentry and offers new interpretations to students of late Stuart drama.
Buy Gentility and the Comic Theatre of Late Stuart London book by Mark Dawson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521848091
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Dawson
Beyond the Crisis, Hardback (December 2015)View all books by Mark Dawson
This volume examines the many open political, legal, and economic questions related to the functioning and fundamental structure of the Union as a whole and the economic and monetary union.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Gentility and the Comic Theatre of Late Stuart London book by Mark Dawson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Mark Dawson
Mark Dawson, who attended the University of Auckland (New Zealand), is a scholar in early modern history.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.