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  • Music, Modern Culture, and the Critical Ear

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Attfield, Ben Winters

    In his 1985 book The Idea of Music: Schoenberg and Others, Peter Franklin set out a challenge for musicology: namely, how best to talk and write about the music of modern European culture that fell outside of the modernist mainstream typified by Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern? Thirty years on, this…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Staging Power in Tudor and Stuart English History Plays

    History, Political Thought, and the Redefinition of Sovereignty, 1st Edition

    By Kristin M.S. Bezio

    Staging Power in Tudor and Stuart English History Plays examines the changing ideological conceptions of sovereignty and their on-stage representations in the public theaters during the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods (1580-1642). The study examines the way in which the early modern stage…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Robert Armin and Shakespeare's Performed Songs

    1st Edition

    By Catherine A. Henze

    After Robert Armin joined the Chamberlain's Men, singing in Shakespeare's dramas catapulted from 1.25 songs and 9.95 lines of singing per play to 3.44 songs and 29.75 lines of singing, a virtually unnoticed phenomenon. In addition, many of the songs became seemingly improvisatory—similar to Armin's…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern English Literature

    1st Edition

    By Sophie Chiari

    With its many rites of initiation (religious, educational, professional or sexual), Elizabethan and Jacobean education emphasized both imitation and discovery in a struggle to bring population to a minimal literacy, while more demanding techniques were being developed for the cultural elite. The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama

    Republicanism, Stoicism and Authority, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Cadman

    Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama examines the development of neo-Senecan drama, also known as ’closet drama’, during the years 1590-1613. It is the first book-length study since 1924 to consider these plays - the dramatic works of Mary Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Samuel Brandon,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Tara E. Pedersen

    We no longer ascribe the term ’mermaid’ to those we deem sexually or economically threatening; we do not ubiquitously use the mermaid’s image in political propaganda or feature her within our houses of worship; perhaps most notably, we do not entertain the possibility of the mermaid’s existence.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg's Late Piano Music

    Nature and Nationalism, 1st Edition

    By Benedict Taylor

    The music of Edvard Grieg is justly celebrated for its harmonic richness, a feature especially apparent in the piano works written in the last decades of his life. Grieg was enchanted by what he styled the ’dreamworld’ of harmony, a magical realm whose principles the composer felt remained a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pictorial Text

    A Case Study in the Victorian Illustrated Novel, 1st Edition

    By Richard J. Hill

    Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pictorial Text explores the genesis, production and the critical appreciation of the illustrations to the fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson is one of the most copied and interpreted authors of the late nineteenth century, especially his novels Treasure…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Staging the Peninsular War

    English Theatres 1807-1815, 1st Edition

    By Susan Valladares

    From Napoleon's invasion of Portugal in 1807 to his final defeat at Waterloo, the English theatres played a crucial role in the mediation of the Peninsular campaign. In the first in-depth study of English theatre during the Peninsular War, Susan Valladares contextualizes the theatrical treatment of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Art of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848-1920

    Dramatizing Jane Eyre, David Copperfield, and The Woman in White, 1st Edition

    By Karen E. Laird

    In The Art of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848-1920, Karen E. Laird alternates between readings of nineteenth-century stage and twentieth-century silent film adaptations to investigate the working practices of the first adapters of Victorian fiction. Laird’s juxtaposition between stage and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe

    1st Edition

    By Mathew R. Martin

    Contending that criticism of Marlowe’s plays has been limited by humanist conceptions of tragedy, this book engages with trauma theory, especially psychoanalytic trauma theory, to offer a fresh critical perspective within which to make sense of the tension in Marlowe’s plays between the tragic and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Dog in the Dickensian Imagination

    1st Edition

    By Beryl Gray

    Fascinated by them, unable to ignore them, and imaginatively stimulated by them, Charles Dickens was an acute and unsentimental reporter on the dogs he kept and encountered during a time when they were a burgeoning part of the nineteenth-century urban and domestic scene. As dogs inhabited Dickens’s…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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