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Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

From Shakespeare to Jonson, Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture looks at both the literature and culture of the early modern period. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering literature alongside theatre, popular culture, race, gender, ecology, space, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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  1. Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage

    By Ayanna Thompson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage provides the first sustained reading of Restoration plays through a performance theory lens. This approach shows that an analysis of the conjoined performances of torture and race not only reveals the early modern interest in the nature of...

    Published January 9th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Popular Culture of Shakespeare, Spenser and Jonson

    By Mary Ellen Lamb

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Breaking new ground by considering productions of popular culture from above, rather than from below, this book draws on theorists of cultural studies, such as Pierre Bourdieu, Roger Chartier and John Fiske to synthesize work from disparate fields and present new readings of well-known literary...

    Published June 14th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth-Century Theatre

    By P.A. Skantze

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth Century Theatre provides a comprehensive examination of this aesthetic theory. The author investigates this aesthetic history as a form of artistic creation, philosophical investigation, a way of representing and manipulating ideas about gender and a way of...

    Published December 29th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Reading the Early Modern Dream

    The Terrors of the Night

    Edited by Sue Wiseman, Katharine Hodgkin, Michelle O'Callaghan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Dreams have been significant in many different cultures, carrying messages about this world and others, posing problems about knowledge, truth, and what it means to be human. This thought-provoking collection of essays explores dreams and visions in early modern Europe, canvassing the place of the...

    Published August 8th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Heywood

    Authorship, Authority and the Playhouse

    By Grace Ioppolo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This book presents new evidence about the ways in which English Renaissance dramatists such as William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Thomas Heywood, John Fletcher and Thomas Middleton composed their plays and the degree to which they participated in the dissemination of their texts to theatrical...

    Published January 17th 2006 by Routledge