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  1. Radical Shakespeare

    Politics and Stagecraft in the Early Career

    By Chris Fitter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    This book argues that Shakespeare was permanently preoccupied with the brutality, corruption, and ultimate groundlessness of the political order of his state, and that the impact of original Tudor censorship, supplemented by the relatively depoliticizing aesthetic traditions of later centuries,...

    Published July 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe

    Performance, Geography, Privacy

    Edited by Angela Vanhaelen, Joseph P. Ward

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Broadening the conversation begun in Making Publics in Early Modern Europe (2009), this book examines how the spatial dynamics of public making changed the shape of early modern society. The publics visited in this volume are voluntary groupings of diverse individuals that could coalesce through...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Claims of the Performative

    By James Loxley, Mark Robson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This book will constitute an original intervention into longstanding but insistently relevant debates around the significance of notions of ‘performativity’ to the critical analysis of early modern drama. In particular, the book aims to: show how the investigation of performativity can enable...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. A Second Elizabethan Journl V2

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture

    Artificial Slaves

    By Kevin LaGrandeur

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This book explores the creation and use of artificially made humanoid servants and servant networks by fictional and non-fictional scientists of the early modern period. Beginning with an investigation of the roots of artificial servants, humanoids, and automata from earlier times, LaGrandeur...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Patrons and Patron Saints in Early Modern English Literature

    By Alison Chapman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This book visits the fact that, in the pre-modern world, saints and lords served structurally similar roles, acting as patrons to those beneath them on the spiritual or social ladder with the word "patron" used to designate both types of elite sponsor. Chapman argues that this elision of patron...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Music and Gender in English Renaissance Drama

    By Katrine K. Wong

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book offers a survey of how female and male characters in English Renaissance theatre participated and interacted in musical activities, both inside and outside the contemporary societal decorum. Wong’s analysis broadens our understanding of the general theatrical representation of music, or...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature

    Green Pastures

    By Todd A. Borlik

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this timely new study, Todd A. Borlik reveals the surprisingly rich potential for the emergent "green" criticism to yield fresh insights into early modern English literature. Deftly avoiding the anachronistic casting of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century authors as modern environmentalists, he...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Representing the Plague in Early Modern England

    Edited by Rebecca Totaro, Ernest B. Gilman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This collection offers readers a timely encounter with the historical experience of people adapting to a pandemic emergency and the corresponding narrative representation of that crisis, as early modern writers transformed the plague into literature. The essays examine the impact of the plague on...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. English Tragedy before Shakespeare

    The Development of Dramatic Speech

    By Wolfgang Clemen

    First published in English 1961, this reissue relates the problems of form and style to the development of dramatic speech in pre-Shakespearean tragedy. The work offers positive standards by which to assess the development of pre-Shakespearean drama and, by tracing certain characteristics in...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge