The performance of pleasure in English Renaissance drama / Ronald Huebert.

Author
Huebert, Ronald [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Description
x, 218 pages ; 23 cm

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"Huebert offers new and theatrically informed readings of plays by a broad range of Renaissance dramatists, including Marlowe, Jonson, Marston, Webster, Middleton, and Ford. Writing against the grain of current critical orthodoxies, Huebert foregrounds the theatrical author (in the sense that one playwright's take on pleasure differs radically from another's), the interaction of characters (in the sense that pleasures of many kinds are the product of interpersonal negotiations), and agency (insofar as the drama confers particular authority upon pleasures freely chosen). Some of the issues raised here, like the distribution of pleasure by gender and the pivotal notion of consent, are questions that intersect with feminist reinterpretations of Renaissance literature and culture."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-211) and index.
Contents
  • Interpreting pleasure
  • Tobacco and boys : Christopher Marlowe
  • A shrew yet honest : Ben Jonson
  • The adverse body : John Marston
  • One wench between them : Thomas Heywood, Francis Beaumont, and John Fletcher
  • Impossible desire : John Webster
  • An art that has no name : Thomas Middleton
  • Endless dreams : John Ford.
ISBN
  • 0333995570
  • 9780333995570
LCCN
2003043145
OCLC
51817528
Other standard number
  • 99807141734
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