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The Resource The dynamics of inheritance on the Shakespearean stage, Michelle M. Dowd

The dynamics of inheritance on the Shakespearean stage, Michelle M. Dowd

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The dynamics of inheritance on the Shakespearean stage
Title
The dynamics of inheritance on the Shakespearean stage
Statement of responsibility
Michelle M. Dowd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Early modern England's system of patrilineal inheritance, in which the eldest son inherited his father's estate and title, was one of the most significant forces affecting social order in the period. Demonstrating that early modern theatre played a unique and vital role in shaping how inheritance was understood, Michelle M. Dowd explores some of the common contingencies that troubled this system: marriage and remarriage, misbehaving male heirs, and families with only daughters. Shakespearean drama helped question and reimagine inheritance practices, making room for new formulations of gendered authority, family structure, and wealth transfer. Through close readings of canonical and non-canonical plays by Shakespeare, Webster, Jonson, and others, Dowd pays particular attention to the significance of space in early modern inheritance and the historical relationship between dramatic form and the patrilineal economy. Her book will interest researchers and students of early modern drama, Shakespeare, gender studies, and socio-economic history"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1975-
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Dowd, Michelle M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.I476
LC item number
D69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Inheritance and succession in literature
  • Theater and society
  • Theater and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Inheritance and succession in literature
  • Theater and society
  • England
  • Drama
  • Erbfolge
  • Thronfolge
  • Engelsk dramatik
  • Teater och samhälle
Label
The dynamics of inheritance on the Shakespearean stage, Michelle M. Dowd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: staging inheritance in early modern England -- 1. Crooked titles and inconstant estates -- 2. Revision and inaccessibility in The Duchess of Malfi -- 3. Travel, displacement, and the prodigal son -- 4. Dislocation and the loss of issue in Pericles -- 5. Claustrophobia and urban affiliation in Volpone and Epicene; Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
895117031
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781107099777
Lccn
2014048679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025106964
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)895117031
Label
The dynamics of inheritance on the Shakespearean stage, Michelle M. Dowd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: staging inheritance in early modern England -- 1. Crooked titles and inconstant estates -- 2. Revision and inaccessibility in The Duchess of Malfi -- 3. Travel, displacement, and the prodigal son -- 4. Dislocation and the loss of issue in Pericles -- 5. Claustrophobia and urban affiliation in Volpone and Epicene; Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
895117031
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781107099777
Lccn
2014048679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025106964
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)895117031

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