Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama free pdf 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, Fulke Greville, Sir William Alexander, and Elizabeth Cary, along with the Roman tragedies of Ben Jonson and Thomas Kyd - as a coherent group. Daniel Cadman suggests these works interrogate the relations between sovereigns and subjects during the early modern period by engaging with the humanist discourses of republicanism and stoicism. Cadman argues that the texts under study probe various aspects of this dynamic and illuminate the ways in which stoicism and republicanism provide essential frameworks for negotiating this relationship between the marginalized courtier and the absolute sovereign. He demonstrates how aristocrats and courtiers, such as Sidney, Greville, Alexander, and Cary, were able to use the neo-Senecan form to consider aspects of their limited political agency under an absolute monarch, while others, such as Brandon and Daniel, respond to similarly marginalized positions within both political and patronage networks. In analyzing how these plays illuminate various aspects of early modern political culture, this book addresses several gaps in the scholarship of early modern drama and explores new contexts in relation to more familiar writers, as well as extending the critical debate to include hitherto neglected authors.

About Dr. Daniel Cadman

Daniel Cadman is Associate Lecturer in English, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Details Book

Author : Dr. Daniel Cadman
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 28 November 2015
ISBN : 1472435206
EAN : 9781472435200
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Transnational and Transcultural Exchange in Early Modern Drama free pdfTransnational and Transcultural Exchange in Early Modern Drama

    Emphasizing a performative and stage-centered approach. this book considers early modern European theater as an international phenomenon. Early modern theater was remarkable both in the ways that it represented material and symbolic exchanges across political..


  • Neo-Latin Drama in Early Modern Europe free pdfNeo-Latin Drama in Early Modern Europe

    Neo-Latin drama and theatre is a genre that was most often practised in early modern Europe. Humanists. Protestants and Roman Catholics wrote plays for the intellectual and moral education of students..


  • Performing Masculinity in English University Drama, 1598-1636 free pdfPerforming Masculinity in English University Drama, 1598-1636

    Referencing early modern English play texts alongside contemporary records. accounts and statutes. this study offers an overdue assessment of the relationship between the dramatic efforts of the universities and early modern male identity..


  • The Early Modern Cultures of Neo-Latin Drama free pdfThe Early Modern Cultures of Neo-Latin Drama

    The essays in this collection all illustrate the vitality of Neo-Latin drama in early modern Europe. arising from its productive combination of classical models with deep-rooted vernacular traditions..


  • Digital Humanities and the Lost Drama of Early Modern England free pdfDigital Humanities and the Lost Drama of Early Modern England

    This book establishes new information about the likely content of ten lost plays from the period 1580-1642. These plays' authors include Nashe. Heywood. and Dekker- and the plays themselves connect in direct ways to some of the most canonical dramas of English literature..


  • Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama free pdfSovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama

    Free Ebook Download Sites. 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