Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama by Jeremy Lopez

By Jeremy Lopez

For 100 years the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries has been continually represented in anthologies, edited texts, and the severe culture through a well-recognized crew of approximately dozen performs working from Kyd's Spanish Tragedy to Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore when it comes to Dekker, Jonson, Middleton and Webster. How used to be this canon created, and what ideological and institutional services does it serve? What preceded it, and is it attainable for it to turn into whatever else? Jeremy Lopez takes up those questions through tracing a historical past of anthologies of 'non-Shakespearean' drama from Robert Dodsley's decide on choice of previous performs (1744) via these lately released via Blackwell, Norton, and Routledge. Containing dozens of brief, provocative readings of surprising performs, this publication will gain those that search a broader feel of the period's fabulous array of forms.

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