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Reading the Renaissance

Culture, Poetics, and Drama, 1st Edition

Edited by Jonathan Hart


304 pages

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Table of Contents

Reading the Renaissance: An Introduction, The Text, the Reader, and the Self, Ritual and Text in the Renaissance, Reading in the French Renaissance: Textual Communities, Boredom, Privacy, Reading Ultima Verba: Commemoration and Friendship in Montaigne's Writing, Gender and Genre, Gender Ideologies, Women Writers, and the Problem of Patronage in Early Modern Italy and France: Issues and Frameworks, Female Transvestism and Male Self-Fashioning in As You Like It and La vida es sueño, Continuities and Discontinuities, The Ends of Renaissance Comedy, Troilus and Cressida: Voices in the Darkness of Troy, Two Tents on Bosworth Field: Richard III V.iii, iv, v, As They Did in the Golden World: Romantic Rapture and Semantic Rupture in As You Like It, Anticipations, Noble Deeds and the Secret Singularity: Hamlet and Phèdre, Narrative and Theatre: From Manuel Puig to Lope de Vega, Notes, Works Cited, Contributors, Index

About the Editor

Jonathan Hart has been a Visiting Fellow or Visiting Scholar at Toronto, Harvard, and Cambridge. His books include Theater and World: The Problematics of Shakespeare's History (1992), Northrop Frye: The Theoretical Imagination (1994), and (edited with Richard Bauman) Explorations in Difference: Law, Culture and Politics (1995).

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Garland Studies in the Renaissance

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