Explorations in Renaissance Drama

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Mary Beth Rose
Northwestern University Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 164 pages
Renaissance Drama, an annual and interdisciplinary publication, is devoted to drama and performance as a central feature of Renaissance culture. The essays in each volume explore traditional canons of drama, the significance of performance (broadly construed) to early modern culture, and the impact of new forms of interpretation on the study of Renaissance plays, theater, and performance.

The essays in Volume XXVI, "Explorations in Renaissance Drama," explore a range of theoretical issues, as well as issues in gender studies. Topics include the economic determination of Renaissance drama, same-sex erotic friendship, the construction of homoerotic desire in early modern England, two essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and another on staging the East.
 

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Contents

Rethinking
1
RICHARD MALLETTE SameSex Erotic Friendship in The
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NICHOLAS F RADEL Fletcherian Tragicomedy Crossdressing
53
LAURIE E MAGUIRE Cultural Control in The Taming of the Shrew
83
Staging the East
131
Notes on Contributors
163
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