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Staging Authority in Caroline England

  • Fester Einband
  • 234 Seiten
Informationen zum Autor Jessica Dyson is Lecturer in English at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Considering plays by Philip Mas... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Informationen zum Autor Jessica Dyson is Lecturer in English at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Klappentext Considering plays by Philip Massinger, Richard Brome, Ben Jonson, John Ford and James Shirley, this study addresses the political import of drama as it engages with contemporary struggles over authority between royal prerogative, common law and local custom in Caroline England. In so doing. Zusammenfassung Considering plays by Philip Massinger, Richard Brome, Ben Jonson, John Ford and James Shirley, this study addresses the political import of Caroline drama as it engages with contemporary struggles over authority between royal prerogative, common law and local custom in seventeenth-century England. How are these different aspects of law and government constructed and negotiated in plays of the period? What did these stagings mean in the increasingly unstable political context of Caroline England? Beginning each chapter with a summary of the legal and political debates relevant to the forms of authority contested in the plays of that chapter, Jessica Dyson responds to these kinds of questions, arguing that drama provides a medium whereby the political and legal debates of the period may be presented to, and debated by, a wider audience than the more technical contemporary discourses of law could permit. In so doing, this book transforms our understanding of the Caroline commercial theatreâ™s relationship with legal authority. Inhaltsverzeichnis Contents: Introduction; Rights, prerogatives and law: the Petition of Right; Shaking the foundations of royal authority: from divine right to the king's will; Debating legal authorities: common law and prerogative; Decentralising legal authority: from the centre to the provinces; Theatre of the courtroom; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

Autorentext
Jessica Dyson is Lecturer in English at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Klappentext

Considering plays by Philip Massinger, Richard Brome, Ben Jonson, John Ford and James Shirley, this study addresses the political import of drama as it engages with contemporary struggles over authority between royal prerogative, common law and local custom in Caroline England. In so doing.



Inhalt

Contents: Introduction; Rights, prerogatives and law: the Petition of Right; Shaking the foundations of royal authority: from divine right to the king's will; Debating legal authorities: common law and prerogative; Decentralising legal authority: from the centre to the provinces; Theatre of the courtroom; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Staging Authority in Caroline England
Untertitel: Prerogative, Law and Order in Drama, 16251642
Autor:
EAN: 9781409433323
ISBN: 978-1-4094-3332-3
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 234
Gewicht: 596g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2013

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