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The Resource The politics of unease in the plays of John Fletcher, Gordon McMullan

The politics of unease in the plays of John Fletcher, Gordon McMullan

Label
The politics of unease in the plays of John Fletcher
Title
The politics of unease in the plays of John Fletcher
Statement of responsibility
Gordon McMullan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John Fletcher (1579-1625) was Shakespeare's successor as chief playwright for the King's Company and wrote or collaborated on fifty-four plays. Yet although his work forms the single most substantial canon of drama to come down from the English Renaissance, it has remained largely unexplored by critics. Arguing that knowledge of Fletcher's oeuvre is essential to an understanding of Renaissance drama as a whole, this groundbreaking study analyses Fletcher's unique response to the particular cultural and political conditions of Jacobean theater. Fletcher wrote ironic, tragicomic plays premised upon complex cultural matrices that create unease in audience and critic alike. In examining the sources of this unease, Gordon McMullan rejects centralizing approaches and focuses instead on the social and political tensions - between London and the country, England and the colonies, women and men - that motivate the plays. In so doing, he seeks appropriate ways of reading a group of plays which, by way of their politics, generic complexities, and collaborative mode of production, appear to defy current critical practices
Member of
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMullan, Gordon
Dewey number
822/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Massachusetts studies in early modern culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fletcher, John
  • Politics and literature
  • Political plays, English
Label
The politics of unease in the plays of John Fletcher, Gordon McMullan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Parentage and Patronage -- 2. "This is a pretty Riot / It may grow to a rape" -- 3. The Reason in Treason -- 4. Collaboration -- 5. "Strange carded cunningnesse" -- 6. Discovery -- Coda. "Strange bifronted posture" -- Appendix 1: Family Trees of Beaumont, Fletcher, Huntingdon -- Appendix 2: Chronology for the Plays of John Fletcher and His Collaborators
Control code
ocm44962054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585253282
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44962054
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The politics of unease in the plays of John Fletcher, Gordon McMullan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Parentage and Patronage -- 2. "This is a pretty Riot / It may grow to a rape" -- 3. The Reason in Treason -- 4. Collaboration -- 5. "Strange carded cunningnesse" -- 6. Discovery -- Coda. "Strange bifronted posture" -- Appendix 1: Family Trees of Beaumont, Fletcher, Huntingdon -- Appendix 2: Chronology for the Plays of John Fletcher and His Collaborators
Control code
ocm44962054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585253282
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44962054
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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