The theatrical city : culture, theatre, and politics in London, 1576-1649 / edited by David L. Smith, Richard Strier, and David Bevington

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Subjects: English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism
Politics and literature--England--London--History--17th century
Politics and literature--England--London--History--16th century
English drama--England--London--History and criticism
Literature and anthropology--England--London--History
Theater--Political aspects--England--London--History
London (England)--Politics and government
London (England)--In literature
London (England)--Civilization
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xiv, 288 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: List of plates
Notes on contributors
Preface
Introduction 1
1. John Stow's Survey of London
The Nostalgia of John Stow / Ian Archer 17
Of Sites and Rites / Lawrence Manley 35
2. Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Social Tensions Contained / Penry Williams 55
A Kingdom of Shadows / Louis A. Montrose 68
3. Thomas Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday
The Artisanal World / Paul S. Seaver 87
Theatre as Holiday / David Bevington 101
4. John Marston's The Fawn
Ambivalence and Jacobean Courts / Linda Levy Peck 117
Flattering Courtly Desire / Frank Whigham 137
5. Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair
The Theatre Constructs Puritanism / Patrick Collinson 157
Of Mire and Authorship / Leah S. Marcus 170
6. Philip Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts
Noble Scarlet vs London Blue / Keith Lindley 183
The Outsider as Insider / Martin Butler 193
7. The Root and Branch Petition and the Grand Remonstrance
From Petition to Remonstrance / David L. Smith 209
From Diagnosis to Operation / Richard Strier 224
8. John Milton's Eikonoklastes
The Drama of Justice / Derek Hirst 245
The Dissemination of the King / Marshall Grossman 260
Index 282
Additional Authors: Smith, David L. (David Lawrence), 1963-
Strier, Richard
Bevington, David M
Notes: LCCN: 94027825
ISBN: 0521441269 (hc)
Includes index
OCLC Number: 30779134
ISBN/ISSN: 0521441269