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Stage-wrights Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and the making of theatrical value by Paul Edward Yachnin

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England

Subjects:

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Technique.,
  • Middleton, Thomas, d. 1627 -- Technique.,
  • Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637 -- Technique.,
  • English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.,
  • Theater and society -- England -- History -- 16th century.,
  • Theater and society -- England -- History -- 17th century.,
  • English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Authorship -- History -- 16th century.,
  • Authorship -- History -- 17th century.,
  • Canon (Literature)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-204) and index.

Other titlesStagewrights
StatementPaul Yachnin.
SeriesNew cultural studies
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR658.S46 Y33 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 210 p. ;
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1013586M
ISBN 100812233956
LC Control Number96054900

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That Stage-Wrights is more than an elaboration of this essay stands as testament to Yachnin's continuing interest in a variety of critical issues. That this book deals skillfully, often brilliantly, with the three major playwrights of the era shows a critical intelligence worthy of special attention. To many of their contemporaries, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Middleton were little more than artisanal craftsmen, "stage-wrights" who wrote plays for money, to be performed in common playhouses and in a manner often antithetical to what Jonson himself viewed as the higher calling of by: Get this from a library! Stage-wrights: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and the making of theatrical value. [Paul Edward Yachnin] -- To many of their contemporaries, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Middleton were little more than artisanal craftsmen, "stage-wrights" who wrote plays for money, to be performed in common. Stage-Wrights Paul Yachnin Published by University of Pennsylvania Press Yachnin, Paul. Stage-Wrights: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and the Making of Theatrical Value.

This is the first book to examine the rise of Spain's extraordinary national theatre in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in all its aspects - the commercial theatre, the court drama and the Corpus autos, the organisation of theatrical life, the playhouses themselves and their public, the literary and moral controversies, and the plays as literary texts.3/5(1). Perceived by the public as little more than artisans or artisans--hence the designation "stage-wrights"--dramatists, including Shakespeare, were circumscribed by censorship and affected by the need to achieve commercial success. Bounded by such pressures, they redefined the . Yachnin, Paul Stage-Wrights Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and the Making of Theatrical Value. Part of a larger project to examine the Elizabethan politics of representation, Louis Montrose's The Purpose of Playing refigures the social and cultural context within which Elizabethan drama was created. Montrose first locates the public and professional theater within the ideological and material framework of Elizabethan culture. He considers the role of the professional theater .

Book Reviews: Allemands, Juifs et Tchèques à Prague Actes du colloque international de Montpellier, décembre Bibliothèque d'Études Germaniques et .   Among his publications are the books Stage-Wrights and The Culture of Playgoing in Early Modern England (with Anthony Dawson) and edited books such as Making Publics in Early Modern Europe and Forms of Association. His book-in-progress, “Making Publics in Shakespeare’s Playhouse,” is under contract with Edinburgh : Paul Yachnin. Stage-Wrights: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and the Making of Theatrical Value By Paul Yachnin University of Pennsylvania Press, Read preview Overview Counterfeiting Shakespeare: Evidence, Authorship, and John Ford's Funerall Elegye By Brian Vickers Cambridge University Press, Paul Yachnin. Paul Yachnin is Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies at McGill University. He is director of the Early Modern Conversions project. Among his publications are the books Stage-Wrights and The Culture of Playgoing in Early Modern England (with Anthony Dawson) and edited books such as Making Publics in Early Modern Europe and Forms of Association.