Travel and drama in Shakespeare's time

edited by Jean-Pierre Maquerlot and Michèle Willems

This book explores interconnections between voyage narratives and travel plays in a period of intense foreign relations and the incipient colonization of the New World. Eminent Renaissance scholars use historical inquiry and textual analysis to offer readings of narrative and dramatic texts, envisaged both in the context of the period and from the far-reaching perspective of Britain's cultural history. Plays like The Spanish Tragedy, Doctor Faustus, Eastward Ho! or The Tempest - itself the subject of three chapters - are discussed alongside relatively obscure works. The plays are never approached as mere cultural documents. The underlying assumption is that the theatre is not reducible to a medium for conflicting ideologies but should be viewed as a privileged site of various meanings, of roads leading in several directions.

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  • List of contributors
  • 1. Introduction Jean-Pierre Maquerlot and Michele Willems
  • 2. Foreign relations in Jacobean England: the Sherley brothers and the 'voyage of Persia' Anthony Parr
  • 3. 'The naked and the dead': Elizabethan perceptions of Ireland Andrew Hadfield
  • 4. The Elizabethans in Italy Jonathan Bate
  • 5. Tragic form and the voyagers Philip Edwards
  • 6. Nationality and language in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy J. R. Mulryne
  • 7. Marlowe's Argonauts Yves Peyre
  • 8. Pirates and 'turning Turk' in Renaissance drama Lois Potter
  • 9. The wrong end of the telescope Brian Gibbons
  • 10. 'Travelling hopefully': the dramatic form of journeys in English Renaissance drama Peter Holland
  • 11. 'Seeing things': Amazons and cannibals Michael Hattaway
  • 12. Industrious Ariel and idle Caliban Andrew Gurr
  • 13. The New World in The Tempest Leo Salingar
  • 14. 'What's past is prologue': metatheatrical memory and transculturation in The Tempest Gunter Walch
  • 15. Lope de Vega and Shakespeare Kenneth Muir
  • Index.

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書名 Travel and drama in Shakespeare's time
著作者等 Maquerlot, Jean-Pierre
Willems, Michèle
Willems Michele
書名別名 Travel & drama in Shakespeare's time
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2006, c1996
ページ数 ix, 262 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 9780521035149
NCID BA83938719
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス