Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England - Vol. 20

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England - Vol. 20

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England - Vol. 20

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England - Vol. 20

Synopsis

Contains essays and studies by critics and cultural historians from both hemispheres as well as substantial reviews of books and essays dealing with medieval and early modern English drama. This work addressed topics ranging from local drama in the Shrewsbury borough records to the Cornish Mermaid in the Ordinalia.

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The publication of volume 20 of Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England features a forum concerning issues of race, racism, and performance on the early modern stage. Following this are articles addressing madness and hagiography in Hamlet and staging suffering in King Lear and the mystery plays, along with three pieces that take up historical and theoretical issues relating to the actor’s body, foreign tongues, and stage curtains. Additionally, we are pleased to print extended notes concerning a seventeenth-century playhouse in Tonbridge, Kent, and the professional lineage of Robert Armin. MaRDiE continues its custom of publishing review essays in Andrew James Hartley’s overview of two books relating to the English history play and Stanton B. Garner’s commentary on drugs, medicine, and the early modern stage. Reviews—long and short—complete the volume.

S. P. CERASANO Editor . . .

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