Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2014

208 Pages | 28 black and white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719084973

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Making and unmaking in early modern English drama

Spectators, aesthetics and incompletion

Chloe Porter

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Advances new ideas about aesthetic form and practice in early modern England that are essential for students and scholars of the literature of this period
  • Asks what it meant to make a play or a picture, as well as analysing interactions between literary and visual forms
  • Bringing together material and visual contexts, this book offers a different approach to early modern English drama, reflected in a rich range of illustrations
  • Challenges widely-held assumptions about drama and Reformation visual culture, offering an exciting and different perspective on the visual and material world of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
  • Explores post-Reformation visual culture in relation to work by a broad range of early modern dramatists, including, but not limited to, Shakespeare

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