Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama
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Textual Intercourse by Jeffrey Masten
Book DescriptionTextual Intercourse proposes that the language and practice of writing plays in early modern England was inextricably linked to languages and practices of eroticism, sexuality and reproduction. Jeffrey Masten reads a range of early modern materials - burial records, contemporary biographical anecdotes and theatrical records, essays, conduct books and poems; the printed apparatus of published plays, and the plays themselves - to illustrate the ways in which writing for the theatre shifted from a model of homoerotic collaboration toward one of singular authorship on a patriarchal-absolutist model. Plays and collections of plays by Shakespeare, Shakespeare and Fletcher, Beaumont and Fletcher, Margaret Cavendish, and others, are considered. Textual Intercourse illustrate the ways in which methods attuned to sexuality and gender can illuminate more traditional questions of authorship, attribution, textual editing and intellectual property.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521589208
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeffrey Masten
Renaissance Drama 41, Paperback (August 2014)
Explores the variety of theatrical and performance traditions and practices in early modern Europe and intersecting cultures. This book features articles that extend our understanding of early modern playing, theater history, and dramatic texts and interpretation.
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Shows how the writing of Renaissance drama was conceptualised in the language of eroticism.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Masten
Jeffrey Masten is Professor of English and of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University.
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