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Jacobean City Comedy (Hardcover) (Brian Gibbons)

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The first decade of the Jacobean age witnessed a sudden profusion of comedies satirizing city life; among these were comedies by Ben Jonson, John Marston and Thomas Middleton, as well as the bulk of the repertory of the newly-established children’s companies at Blackfriars and Paul’s. The playwrights self-consciously forged a new genre which attracted London audiences with its images of folly and vice in Court and City, and hack-writing dramatists were prompt to cash in on a new theatrical fashion.

This study, first published in 1980, examines ways in which the Jacobean city comedy reflect on the self-consciousness of audiences and the concern of the dramatists with Jacobean society. This title will be of interest of students of Renaissance Drama, English Literature and Performance.

Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Performing Arts
Series Title: Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Brian Gibbons
Language: English
Street Date: March 22, 2017
TCIN: 51991987
UPC: 9781138279957
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-5032
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