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by Kevin A. Quarmby

Author: Kevin A. Quarmby
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 28, 2012)
Pages: 280 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.3
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Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 . .Quarmby's monograph is an important contribution to theatre performance criticism which will hopefully lead to a reappreciation of the disguised ruler motif among Renaissance scholars a valuable re-examination.

Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 .Quarmby's monograph is an important contribution to theatre performance criticism which will hopefully lead to a reappreciation of the disguised ruler motif among Renaissance scholars a valuable re-examination of familiar assumptions about the disguised ruler motif. Kevin A. Quarmby is Assistant Professor of English at The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota.

Quarmby, by contrast, traces the disguised ruler's medieval origins and marks its presence on the Elizabethan stage.

Kevin A. Quarmby demonstrates that the disguised ruler motif actually evolved in the 1580s. It emerged from medieval folklore and balladry, Tudor Chronicle history and European tragicomedy. Shortlisted for the Shakespeare's Globe Book Award 2014 'This excellent book fills a gap in the fields of English literature and history, and destabilizes some idee fixes of the Shakespeare field - for instance, the idea, often promulgated, that the Friar in Measure for Measure is a reflection of James I. Written with Quarmby's typical charm and clarity, this important book is.

Contents: Preface; Introduction: the disguised ruler in Shakespeare and his . Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama.

Contents: Preface; Introduction: the disguised ruler in Shakespeare and his contemporaries; The disguised ruler on the Elizabethan stage; The Malcontent: a play in two forms; Measure for Measure: conventionality in disguise; The Phoenix and The Fawn: law, morality and the medievalism of disguise; Disguised ruler afterlives: the spectre of terrorism; Afterword: the sting in The Wasp's tail; Bibliography; Index.

Tiffany Stern, Professor of Early Modern Drama, University College, Oxford, UK 'Kevin A. Quarmby's The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and His . Quarmby's monograph is a. Quarmby's The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries offers a convincing rejoinder to a new historicist orthodoxy: that the beginning of James I's reign witnessed the emergence and brief flowering of a distinctly Jacobean subgenre, the disguised ruler play Quarmby's monograph is an important contribution to theatre performance criticism which will hopefully lead to a reappreciation of the disguised ruler motif among. Familiar on the Elizabethan stage, these incognito rulers initially offered light-hearted, romantic entertainment, only to suffer a sinister transformation as England awaited its ageing queen's demise. Books related to The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. Influenced by European tragicomedy, the motif had by Jacobean times transformed romantic images of royal disguise into more sinister instances of politicized voyeurism. Market forces in London's vibrant repertory system fuelled this dramatic evolution. Quarmby, Dr. Helen Ostovich. In the early seventeenth century, the London stage often portrayed a ruler covertly spying on his subjects. Traditionally deemed 'Jacobean disguised ruler plays', these works include Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, Marston's The Malcontent and The Fawn, Middleton's The Phoenix, and Sharpham's The Fleer.

European Drama Books. English, Irish, Scottish & Welsh Drama Books. The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Taylor & Francis Ltd (Sales). The disguised royal had become a dangerously voyeuristic political entity by the time James assumed the throne. Traditional critical perspectives also disregard contemporary theatrical competition.

In the early seventeenth century, the London stage often portrayed a ruler covertly spying on his subjects. Traditionally deemed 'Jacobean disguised ruler plays', these works include Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, Marston's The Malcontent and The Fawn, Middleton's The Phoenix, and Sharpham's The Fleer. Commonly dated to the arrival of James I, these plays are typically viewed as synchronic commentaries on the Jacobean regime. Kevin A. Quarmby demonstrates that the disguised ruler motif actually evolved in the 1580s. It emerged from medieval folklore and balladry, Tudor Chronicle history and European tragicomedy. Familiar on the Elizabethan stage, these incognito rulers initially offered light-hearted, romantic entertainment, only to suffer a sinister transformation as England awaited its ageing queen's demise. The disguised royal had become a dangerously voyeuristic political entity by the time James assumed the throne. Traditional critical perspectives also disregard contemporary theatrical competition. Market demands shaped the repertories. Rivalry among playing companies guaranteed the motif's ongoing vitality. The disguised ruler's presence in a play reassured audiences; it also facilitated a subversive exploration of contemporary social and political issues. Gradually, the disguised ruler's dramatic currency faded, but the figure remained vibrant as an object of parody until the playhouses closed in the 1640s.