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The book sets out to answer such questions Paul Yachnin is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. Bibliographic information.

The book sets out to answer such questions. Interested first in what happened within the playhouse itself, the authors focus on the person of the actor, on stage props, visual pleasure and audience behaviour. At the same time, their discussion moves outward to consider a range of cultural assumptions and practices - such as eucharistic controversy, prostitution, social mobility, iconoclasm, Renaissance optics, the formation of national memory, and the dissemination of news. Paul Yachnin is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: A Collaborative Debate.

How was the experience of watching a play influenced by practices beyond the walls of the playhouse, and what were the broader social and historical implications of the culture of playgoing? This book sets out to answer such questions.

of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England : A Collaborative Debate. Book Overview the broader social and historical implications of the culture of playgoing?

The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England : A Collaborative Debate. by Anthony B. Dawson and Paul Yachnin. How was the experience of watching a play influenced by practices beyond the walls of the playhouse, and what were the broader social and historical implications of the culture of playgoing? The book sets out to answer such questions.

The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: a Collaborative Debate by Anthony B. Dawson and Paul Yachnin, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 17 September 2003. Export citation Request permission.

Its two authors, Anthony B. Dawson and Paul Yachnin, set out to depict . Dawson and Paul Yachnin, set out to depict the relation between early modern theatergoing and the broad cultural and social contexts in which it flourished. But each approaches the question from a markedly different perspective. Dawson understands playgoing in the context of early modern theatrical and religious practices; Yachnin, a neo-Marxist critic, locates Elizabethan drama in the framework of an "entertainment marketplace" (209) and insists that these earlier practices can be understood only within the longue durée of Western cultural history.

The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: A Collaborative Debate. Renaiss Q. David Bevington. They belong to different genres and have been appropriated by scholars in different disciplines. But, as Richard Helgerson shows in this ambitious and wide-ranging study, all were part of an extraordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century enterprise: the project of making England.

and Anthony B. Dawson’s and Paul Yachnin, The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare’s England: A Collaborative Debate (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 11–37. On the rearrangement of space according to a new conception of the sacred, see Will Coster and Andrew Spicer, e. Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), . oogle Scholar. 11. Kristen Poole, Supernatural Environments in Shakespeare’s England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 14. rossRefGoogle Scholar.

Автор: Anthony B. Dawson Название: The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare& England . Combining historicist literary analysis with insights from social science and philosophy, the book's arguments reverberate well beyond the Renaissance

Combining historicist literary analysis with insights from social science and philosophy, the book's arguments reverberate well beyond the Renaissance. Ultimately, Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare's England forces us to rethink our own relationship to food.

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Paul Yachnin was elected President of the Shakespeare Association of America in April 2008. His publications include Stage-Wrights and The Culture of Playgoing in Early Modern England (with Anthony Dawson). He is the founder of the McGill Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas.

How was the experience of watching a play influenced by practices beyond the walls of the playhouse, and what were the broader social and historical implications of the culture of playgoing? This book sets out to answer such questions. Since the two authors have very different perspectives on the issues discussed, they have chosen a unique format: rather than submerging their opposition, they have highlighted it. Their attacks and counter-attacks, as they contest each other's views in paired chapters, result in a lively and illuminating debate.

Comments: (2)

Pemand
I have a cat who understands Shakespeare's theatre better than the authors of this monstrosity, delicate creatures who have never stuck a toe outside their ivory towers. Awful. Don't waste your money.
Gavinranadar
I'm submitting this review partly because I like the book a great deal, and partly to counteract a negative review that seems to me misguided. (For the record, I reviewed this book in a Shakespeare journal when it first came out, and have returned to it almost every year since.) I'm a Shakespearean by trade, so am likely to be partial to a study written by professional scholars. That said, this is a clearly-written and understandable text that will appeal to a variety of advanced readers interested in Shakespeare's career and the culture of playgoing at the time. One of the book's innovations is to stage a debate about what plays of this time were, at base. Were they weightless pieces of entertainment? Serious works of commentary? You'll want to read to find out, as the debate here is an ongoing one in Shakespeare studies. It is fascinating to listen to each scholar take a turn in presenting the case for his point of view. More books should be like this.
The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: A Collaborative Debate download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Paul Yachnin,Anthony B. Dawson
ISBN: 0521023637
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 24, 2005)
Pages: 228 pages