Renaissance Revivals: City Comedy and Revenge Tragedy in the London Theater, 1576-1980

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University of Chicago Press, 1986 - 288 pagini
Renaissance Revivals examines patterns in the London revivals of two English Renaissance theatre genres over the past four centuries. Griswold's focus on revenge tragedies and city comedies illuminates the ongoing interaction between society and its cultural products. No cultural object is ever created anew, she argues, but is instead constructed from existing cultural genres and conventions, the visions and professional needs of the artist, and the interests of an audience. Thus, every "new play" is in part a renaissance and every "revival" is in part an entirely new cultural object.

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CITY COMEDIES
14
REVENGE TRAGEDIES
55
RENAISSANCE REVIVALS FROM THE RESTORATION
101
RENAISSANCE REVIVALS FROM CARLO THE HERO
129
RENAISSANCE REVIVALS FROM THE EDWARDIANS
147
REVIVALS AND THE REAL THING
187
ENGLISH DRAMA 15711642 TOTAL
213
STATISTICAL COMPARISONS
227
NOTES
235
BIBLIOGRAPHY
271
INDEX
283
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Wendy Griswold is professor of sociology and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University.

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