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Transnational exchange in early modern theater / edited by Robert Henke and Eric Nicholson.

  • Author

    Henke, Robert, 1955-,

    Nicholson, Eric.,

  • Date published

    2008

  • Publisher

    Aldershot : Ashgate, 2008.

  • Subject

    European drama Renaissance, 1450-1600 History and criticism

    European drama 17th century History and criticism

    Theater Europe History

  • Accession number

    83433910

  • Class

    86.2/TRA/HEN

  • ISBN

    9780754662815 (hbk.), 0754662810 (hbk.)

  • Language

    English

  • Physical description

    xiii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Formatted contents note: A midsummer night's dream and Italian pastoral / Richard Andrews -- Ophelia sings like a "prima donna innamorata" : Ophelia's mad scene and the Italian female performer / Eric Nicholson -- Foreign emotions on the stage of Twelfth night / Susanne L. Wolford -- Proto-nationalist performatives and trans-theatrical displacement in Henry V / David Schalkwyk -- Shakespeare on the Indian stage... / Shormistha Panja. UK-SuSCL Summary, etc: Emphasizing a performative and stage-centred approach, this book considers early modern European theatre as an international phenomenon. Contributors study various modalities of exchange, including the material and causal influence of one theatre upon another and the implicit dialogue and exchange generated by actors playing 'foreign' roles.