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The Resource The Elizabethan country house entertainment : print, performance and gender, Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich, Ohio State University

The Elizabethan country house entertainment : print, performance and gender, Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich, Ohio State University

Label
The Elizabethan country house entertainment : print, performance and gender
Title
The Elizabethan country house entertainment
Title remainder
print, performance and gender
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich, Ohio State University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first full-length critical study of country house entertainment, a genre central to late Elizabethan politics. It shows how the short plays staged for the Queen at country estates like Kenilworth Castle and Elvetham shaped literary trends and intervened in political debates, including whether women made good politicians and what roles the church and local culture should play in definitions of England. In performance and print, country house entertainments facilitated political negotiations, rethought gender roles, and crafted regional and national identities. In its investigation of how the hosts used performances to negotiate local and national politics, the book also sheds light on how and why such entertainments enabled female performance and authorship at a time when English women did not write or perform commercial plays. Written in a lively and accessible style, this is fascinating reading for scholars and students of early modern literature, theatre, and women's history. --
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Kolkovich, Elizabeth Zeman
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Theater and society
  • Country homes
  • Women in the theater
Label
The Elizabethan country house entertainment : print, performance and gender, Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich, Ohio State University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Negotiating in a "strange country": Theobalds, Kenilworth, and the local politics of country house performance -- "Your Majesty on my knees will I followe": performing gender and the courtier-monarch relationshhip -- An "abundance of dainties": hospitality and housewifery at Elvetham, Mitcham, and Harefield -- "Pleasures by a profitable publication": publishers and readers of printed entertainment -- "Set this downe in English": Cowdray, Elvetham, and printed pageantry as national news -- "This paper, which carieth so base names": the Sidneys, authorship, and printed pageantry as literature -- Epilogue: the genre's afterlives in Stuart England
Control code
ocn947795060
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 243 pages
Isbn
9781107134256
Lccn
2016285337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)947795060
Label
The Elizabethan country house entertainment : print, performance and gender, Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich, Ohio State University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Negotiating in a "strange country": Theobalds, Kenilworth, and the local politics of country house performance -- "Your Majesty on my knees will I followe": performing gender and the courtier-monarch relationshhip -- An "abundance of dainties": hospitality and housewifery at Elvetham, Mitcham, and Harefield -- "Pleasures by a profitable publication": publishers and readers of printed entertainment -- "Set this downe in English": Cowdray, Elvetham, and printed pageantry as national news -- "This paper, which carieth so base names": the Sidneys, authorship, and printed pageantry as literature -- Epilogue: the genre's afterlives in Stuart England
Control code
ocn947795060
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 243 pages
Isbn
9781107134256
Lccn
2016285337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)947795060

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