Coverart for item
The Resource Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage : Protestantism and Popular Theater in Early Modern England, Huston Diehl

Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage : Protestantism and Popular Theater in Early Modern England, Huston Diehl

Label
Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage : Protestantism and Popular Theater in Early Modern England
Title
Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage
Title remainder
Protestantism and Popular Theater in Early Modern England
Statement of responsibility
Huston Diehl
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Huston Diehl sees Elizabethan and Jacobean drama as both a product of the Protestant Reformation-a reformed drama-and a producer of Protestant habits of thought-a reforming drama. According to Diehl, the popular London theater, which flourished in the years after Elizabeth reestablished Protestantism in England, rehearsed the religious crises that disrupted, divided, energized, and in many respects revolutionized English society. Drawing on the insights of symbolic anthropologists, Diehl explores the relationship between the suppression of late medieval religious cultures, with their rituals, symbols, plays, processions, and devotional practices, and the emergence of a popular theater under the Protestant monarchs Elizabeth and James. Questioning long-held assumptions that the reformed religion was inherently antitheatrical, she shows how the reformers invented new forms of theater, even as they condemned a Roman Catholic theatricality they associated with magic, sensuality, and duplicity. Using as her central texts the tragedies of Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, and John Webster, Diehl maintains that plays of the period reflexively explore their own power to dazzle, seduce, and deceive. Employing a reformed rhetoric that is both powerful and profoundly disturbing, they disrupt their own stunning spectacles. Out of this creative tension between theatricality and antitheatricality emerges a distinctly Protestant aesthetic
Cataloging source
DEGRU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diehl, Huston
Government publication
other
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/httpidlocgovvocabularyrelatorsaut
Wc8Hy6T00ns
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Protestantism and literature
  • Protestantism and literature
  • English drama
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Renaissance
  • Aesthetics, British
  • DRAMA
  • Aesthetics, British
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Protestantism and literature
  • Renaissance
  • Theater
  • England
Target audience
specialized
Label
Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage : Protestantism and Popular Theater in Early Modern England, Huston Diehl
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2. The Rhetoric of Reform
  • 3. Censoring the Imaginary: The Wittenberg Tragedies
  • 4. Rehearsing the Eucharistic Controversies: The Revenge Tragedies
  • 5. Ocular Proof in the Age of Reform: Othello
  • 6. Iconophobia and Gynophobia: The Stuart Love Tragedies
  • 7. The Rhetoric of Witnessing: The Duchess of Malfi
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Diehl, Huston
  • A Note on Editorial Practice
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Drama of Iconoclasm
Control code
on1129213682
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501734083
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501734083
Other physical details
16 halftones
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvv2974d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1129213682
Label
Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage : Protestantism and Popular Theater in Early Modern England, Huston Diehl
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2. The Rhetoric of Reform
  • 3. Censoring the Imaginary: The Wittenberg Tragedies
  • 4. Rehearsing the Eucharistic Controversies: The Revenge Tragedies
  • 5. Ocular Proof in the Age of Reform: Othello
  • 6. Iconophobia and Gynophobia: The Stuart Love Tragedies
  • 7. The Rhetoric of Witnessing: The Duchess of Malfi
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Diehl, Huston
  • A Note on Editorial Practice
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Drama of Iconoclasm
Control code
on1129213682
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501734083
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501734083
Other physical details
16 halftones
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvv2974d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1129213682

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...