Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Kathryn M. Moncrief and Kathryn R. McPherson, Eds.: Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England: Gender, Instruction, and Performance

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Kathryn M. Moncrief and Kathryn R. McPherson, Eds.: Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England: Gender, Instruction, and Performance

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Kathryn M. Moncrief and Kathryn R. McPherson, eds. Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England: Gender, Instruction, and Performance. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. Pp. xvi + 248. $99.95.

This volume begins with a list of figures (ix-x), notes on contributors (xi-xiv), acknowledgments (xv-xvi), and an introductory essay, "'Shall I teach you to know?': Intersections of Pedagogy, Performance, and Gender," by the editors (1-20). The primary text includes essays in four parts. Part 1, "Humanism and Its Discontents," includes: Catherine Loomis, "'Now began a new miserie': The Performance of Pedagogy in Nicholas Bretons's The Miseries of Mavillia" (21-32); Jerome de Groot, "'Euery one teacheth after thyr owne fantasie': French Language Instruction" (33-52); Deborah Uman, "'Wonderfullye astonied at the stoutenes of her minde': Translating Rhetoric and Education in Jane Lumley's The Tragedie of Iphigeneia" (53-64); Chris Laoutaris, "The Radical Pedagogies of Lady Elizabeth Russell" (65-86). Part 2, "Manifestations of Manhood" includes: Jim Casey, "' Honest payneful pastimes': Pain, Play, and Pedagogy in Early Modern England" (87-100); David L. …

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