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Shakespeare and Renaissance drama / Hugh Mackay.

  • Author

    Mackay, Hugh, 1969-,

  • Date published

    2010

  • Publisher

    Harlow : Longman, c 2010.

  • Subject

    English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism Handbooks, manuals, etc

    Literature and society England History 16th century

    English drama 17th century History and criticism Handbooks, manuals, etc

    Literature and society England History 17th century

Contents: Introduction -- A cultural overview -- Texts, writers and contexts. Comedies of eros: Galatea and A midsummer night's dream; Extended commentary: Twelfth night; Shakespeare's history plays: Richard III and Henry IV part 1; Extended commentary: Henry V; Tyranny, terror and tragedy on the English stage: Doctor Faustus, Othello and Macbeth; Extended commentary: Hamlet; Tragicomedy: All's well that ends well and Philaster; Extended commentary: The tempest; Comedies of humour, comedies of pain: Every man in his humour and The fawn; Extended commentary: Volpone; Jacobean revenge drama: The revenger's tragedy and women beware women; Extended commentary: The Duchess of Malfi -- Critical theories and debates. Madness and subjectivity; Rhetoric and performance; Women at the edge; Nation-building.