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Martyrs and players in early modern England : tragedy, religion and violence on stage, David K. Anderson

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Martyrs and players in early modern England : tragedy, religion and violence on stage
Title
Martyrs and players in early modern England
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tragedy, religion and violence on stage
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David K. Anderson
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eng
Summary
Focusing on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Webster and John Milton, 'Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England' argues that the English tragedians reflected a response of the society to acts of religious violence. David Anderson explores a link between the unstable emotional response of society to religious executions in the Tudor-Stuart period, and the revival of tragic drama as a major cultural form for the first time since classical antiquity. Placing John Foxe at the center of his historical argument, he argues that Foxe's Book of Martyrs exerted a profound effect on the social conscience of English Protestantism in his own time and for the next century. While scholars have in recent years discussed the impact of Foxe and the martyrs on the period's literature, this book is the first to examine how these most vivid symbols of Reformation-era violence influenced the makers of tragedy. As the persecuting and the persecuted churches collided over the martyr's body, Anderson posits, stress fractures ran through the culture and into the playhouse; in their depictions of violence, the early modern tragedians focused on the ethical confrontation between collective power and the individual sufferer. 'Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England' sheds new light on the particular emotional energy of Tudor-Stuart tragedy, and helps explain why the genre reemerged at this time--
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1978-
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Anderson, David K.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in performance and early modern drama
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  • English drama
  • English drama
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Violence in literature
  • Religion and literature
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Martyrs and players in early modern England : tragedy, religion and violence on stage, David K. Anderson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-235) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17646042
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 241 pages
Isbn
9781472428288
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)900838276
Label
Martyrs and players in early modern England : tragedy, religion and violence on stage, David K. Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17646042
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 241 pages
Isbn
9781472428288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)900838276

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