Princes to Act: Royal Audience and Royal Performance, 1578-1792 download epub
by Professor Matthew Wikander
X, 348 pages ; 24 cm. In Henry V, Shakespeare describes a royal performance - with "princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene"-That would have been impossible in England's public theaters.
X, 348 pages ; 24 cm. Such was not the case in court theaters, however, where monarchs sponsored and participated in a wide range of theatrical activities. The close association between monarch and actor, kingdom and stage, was "no noveltie" to Castiglione, who warned that princes who act would run the risk of never being taken seriously.
In Princes to Act, Matthew Wikander explores royal court performance from the Renaissance to the late eighteenth century, when plays with monarchs as characters were typically performed before royal audiences. Focusing on the courts of Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I of England, Louis XIV and Louis XV of France, and Gustav III of Sweden, Wikander finds that the close and complex relationships between professional theaters and royal patrons infused imperial politics with irony and theatricality - as actors and audiences learned the secret that playing the king and being the king were.
subtly chronicles an evolving dynamic between ruler and ruled as mirrored in the circumstances of court performances.
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Matthew H. Wikander, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of. . Wikander, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of English, writes about early modern and modern drama. He is the author of Fangs of Malice: Hypocrisy, Sincerity, and Acting (University of Iowa Press, 2002), Princes to Act: Royal Audience and Royal Performance, 1578-1792 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), and The Play of Truth and State: Historical Drama from Shakespeare to Brecht (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986). Wikander holds BA degrees from Williams College and Cambridge University (where he spent two years as a Marshall Scholar) and the P. from the University of Michigan. In the Preface to his recent study of Catherine II Professor . Rocky Mt Rev Lang Lit. Peter E. Morgan.
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"[Wikander's] meticulous and imaginative study... subtly chronicles an evolving dynamic between ruler and ruled as mirrored in the circumstances of court performances."--Theatre History Studies
Princes to Act describes how theater and monarchy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries existed in mutual dependency and mutual mistrust, leading to performances that both affirmed and challenged the social boundaries between monarch and actor, audience and performer. Wikander explores selected plays by Shakespeare, Davenant, Corneille, Molière, Racine, Voltaire, and others.
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1st Ed. edition (February 1, 1993)
Pages: 368 pages