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Jacobean City Comedy

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Jacobean City Comedy by Brian Gibbons
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The first decade of the Jacobean age witnessed a sudden profusion of comedies satirizing city life; among these were comedies by Ben Jonson, John Marston and Thomas Middleton, as well as the bulk of the repertory of the newly-established children's companies at Blackfriars and Paul's. The playwrights self-consciously forged a new genre which attracted London audiences with its images of folly and vice in Court and City, and hack-writing dramatists were prompt to cash in on a new theatrical fashion. This study, first published in 1980, examines ways in which the Jacobean city comedy reflect on the self-consciousness of audiences and the concern of the dramatists with Jacobean society. This title will be of interest of students of Renaissance Drama, English Literature and Performance.
Release date NZ
September 25th, 2018
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Pages
196
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781138279964
Product ID
27880799

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