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Shakespeare's Dramatic Heritage

Collected Studies in Mediaeval, Tudor and Shakespearean Drama

By Glynne Wickham

Routledge – 2004 – 320 pages

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    September 25th 2008

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Shakespeare's Dramatic Heritage shows that the drama of Elizabethan and Jacobean England is deeply indebted to the religious drama of the Middle Ages and represents a climax, in secular guise, to mediaeval experiment and achievement rather than a new beginning. This is fully examined in terms of dramatic literature as well as in terms of theatres, stages and production conventions.

The plays studied include: Richard II, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Coriolanus, The Winter's Tale and Marlowe's King Edward II.

Name: Shakespeare's Dramatic Heritage: Collected Studies in Mediaeval, Tudor and Shakespearean Drama (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Glynne Wickham. Shakespeare's Dramatic Heritage shows that the drama of Elizabethan and Jacobean England is deeply indebted to the religious drama of the Middle Ages and represents a climax, in secular guise, to mediaeval experiment and achievement rather than...
Categories: Shakespeare, Drama by Period - Renaissance, History of Drama, Literary History, Playwrights, Shakespeare, Texts