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Description - Drama and the Market in the Age of Shakespeare by Douglas Bruster

Douglas Bruster's provocative study of English Renaissance drama explores its links with Elizabethan and Jacobean economy and society, looking at the status of playwrights such as Shakespeare and the establishment of commercial theatres. He identifies in the drama a materialist vision which has its origins in the climate of uncertainty engendered by the rapidly expanding economy of London. His examples range from the economic importance of cuckoldry to the role of stage props as commodities, and the commercial significance of the Troy story in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, and he offers new ways of reading English Renaissance drama, by returning the theatre and the plays performed there, to its basis in the material world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521416641
ISBN-10: 0521416647
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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