Childhood Education And The Stage In Early Modern England

Childhood Education And The Stage In Early Modern England

Childhood Education And The Stage In Early Modern England

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Genre : Children in literature
Author : Richard Preiss
Publisher :
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 1107476054


Childhood Education And The Stage In Early Modern England

Childhood Education And The Stage In Early Modern England

What did childhood mean in early modern England? To answer this question, this book examines two key contemporary institutions: the school and the stage. The rise of grammar schools and universities, and of the professional stage featuring boy actors, reflect the culture's massive investment in children. In this collection, an international group of well-respected scholars examines how the representation of children by major playwrights and poets reflected the period's educational and cultural values. This book contains chapters that range from Shakespeare and Ben Jonson to the contemporary plays of Tom Stoppard, and that explore childhood in relation to classical humanism, medicine, art, and psychology, revealing how early modern performance and educational practices produced attitudes to childhood that still resonate to this day.

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Genre : Children in literature
Author : Richard Preiss
Publisher :
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 310 Pages
ISBN : 1108162452


Childhood Education And The Stage In Early Modern England

Childhood Education And The Stage In Early Modern England

This book reveals the close connections between education and the stage in early modern England by looking at the child.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Richard Preiss
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-05-02
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 9781107094185


The Stage And Social Struggle In Early Modern England

The Stage And Social Struggle In Early Modern England

The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England is a ground-breaking study of a controversial period of English literary, cultural, and political history. In language that is both lucid and theoretically sophisticated, Jean Howard examines the social and cultural facets of early modern theatre. She looks at the ways in which some theatrical practices were deemed deceptive and unreliable, while others were lent legitimacy by the powerful. An exciting and challenging work by one of the leading writers in the field, The Stage and Social Conflict in Early Modern England is important reading for anyone interested in the period.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Jean E. Howard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2003-09-02
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781134866502


Reading Children In Early Modern Culture

Reading Children In Early Modern Culture

This book is a study of children, their books and their reading experiences in late sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Britain. It argues for the importance of reading to early modern childhood and of childhood to early modern reading cultures by drawing together the fields of childhood studies, early modern literature and the history of reading. Analysing literary representations of children as readers in a range of genres (including ABCs, prayer books, religious narratives, romance, anthologies, school books, drama, translations and autobiography) alongside evidence of the reading experiences of those defined as children in the period, it explores the production of different categories of child readers. Focusing on the ‘good child’ reader, the youth as consumer, ways of reading as a boy and as a girl, and the retrospective recollection of childhood reading, it sheds new light on the ways in which childhood and reading were understood and experienced in the period.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Edel Lamb
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-01-09
Total Pages : 258 Pages
ISBN : 9783319703596


Music Dance And Drama In Early Modern English Schools

Music Dance And Drama In Early Modern English Schools

The first book to systematically analyze the role the performing arts played in English schools after the Reformation.

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Genre : Art
Author : Amanda Eubanks Winkler
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-05-31
Total Pages : 300 Pages
ISBN : 9781108490863


Staged Normality In Shakespeare S England

Staged Normality In Shakespeare S England

This book looks at the staging and performance of normality in early modern drama. Analysing conventions and rules, habitual practices, common things and objects, and mundane sights and experiences, this volume foregrounds a staged normality that has been heretofore unseen, ignored, or taken for granted. It draws together leading and emerging scholars of early modern theatre and culture to debate the meaning of normality in an early modern context and to discuss how it might transfer to the stage. In doing so, these original critical essays unsettle and challenge scholarly assumptions about how normality is represented in the performance space. The volume, which responds to studies of the everyday and the material turn in cultural history, as well as to broader philosophical engagements with the idea of normality and its opposites, brings to light the essential role that normality plays in the composition and performance of early modern drama.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Rory Loughnane
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-12-11
Total Pages : 299 Pages
ISBN : 9783030008925


Religion And Drama In Early Modern England

Religion And Drama In Early Modern England

Offering fuller understandings of both dramatic representations and the complexities of religious culture, this collection reveals the ways in which religion and performance were inextricably linked in early modern England. Its readings extend beyond the interpretation of straightforward religious allusions and suggest new avenues for theorizing the dynamic relationship between religious representations and dramatic ones. By addressing the particular ways in which commercial drama adapted the sensory aspects of religious experience to its own symbolic systems, the volume enacts a methodological shift towards a more nuanced semiotics of theatrical performance. Covering plays by a wide range of dramatists, including Shakespeare, individual essays explore the material conditions of performance, the intricate resonances between dramatic performance and religious ceremonies, and the multiple valences of religious references in early modern plays. Additionally, Religion and Drama in Early Modern England reveals the theater's broad interpretation of post-Reformation Christian practice, as well as its engagement with the religions of Islam, Judaism and paganism.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Elizabeth Williamson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-08
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9781317068112


Queering Childhood In Early Modern English Drama And Culture

Queering Childhood In Early Modern English Drama And Culture

This volume analyzes early modern cultural representations of children and childhood through the literature and drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Contributors include leading international scholars of the English Renaissance whose essays consider asexuals and sodomites, roaring girls and schoolboys, precocious princes and raucous tomboys, boy actors and female apprentices, while discussing a broad array of topics, from animal studies to performance theory, from queer time to queer fat, from teaching strategies to casting choices, and from metamorphic sex changes to rape and cannibalism. The collection interrogates the cultural and historical contingencies of childhood in an effort to expose, theorize, historicize, and explicate the spectacular queerness of early modern dramatic depictions of children.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Jennifer Higginbotham
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-05-14
Total Pages : 281 Pages
ISBN : 9783319727691


Rethinking Theatrical Documents In Shakespeare S England

Rethinking Theatrical Documents In Shakespeare S England

Rethinking Theatrical Documents brings together fifteen major scholars to analyse and theorise the documents, lost and found, that produced a play in Shakespeare's England. Showing how the playhouse frantically generated paratexts, it explores a rich variety of entangled documents, some known and some unknown: from before the play (drafts, casting lists, actors' parts); during the play (prologues, epilogues, title-boards); and after the play (playbooks, commonplace snippets, ballads) – though 'before', 'during' and 'after' intertwine in fascinating ways. By using collective intervention to rethink both theatre history and book history, it provides new ways of understanding plays critically, interpretatively, editorially, practically and textually.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Tiffany Stern
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-11-14
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781350051355