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Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Economy of Theatrical Experience

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Publication date: 1991. Condition: Very good. The dust jacket is in very good condition with minimal edge wear. Internally, many of the pages have very small, pencil marginal notes, which are sufficiently small and faint to be little of a distracion. There are a handful of instances of light pencil marks on the actual text. (The second image shows one of the more heavily marked pages). Otherwise, the book is in very good condition - clean and tight. Content: The author explores the structure of psychological, social and political exchanges that were negotiated between audiences and plays in Elizabethan public theaters in a period ostensibly dominated by Shakespeare, but strongly rooted in Marlowe. Cartelli develops a model of theatrical experience and applies it to plays by Marlowe and Shakespeare that do not usually "speak" to each other in comparative estimates of their work. His commentaries on these plays successively demonstrate their encouragement of audience engagement with fantasy material, their capacity to demystify established structures of belief and behaviour, and their operation as correctives to defined habits of taste and judgement. Although Marlowe and Shakespeare traditionally function as embodiments of opposed ideas about theatrical experience, Cartelli concludes that in the shared context of Elizabethan theatrical transactions, Shakespeare could be as radical a dramatist as Marlowe.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23.5 x 2 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0812231023
ISBN-13:
9780812231021
Number of pages:
241
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press 1991

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Publication date: 1991. Condition: Very good. The dust jacket is in very good condition with minimal edge wear. Internally, many of the pages have very small, pencil marginal notes, which are sufficiently small and faint to be little of a distracion. There are a handful of instances of light pencil marks on the actual text. (The second image shows one of the more heavily marked pages). Otherwise, the book is in very good condition - clean and tight. Content: The author explores the structure of psychological, social and political exchanges that were negotiated between audiences and plays in Elizabethan public theaters in a period ostensibly dominated by Shakespeare, but strongly rooted in Marlowe. Cartelli develops a model of theatrical experience and applies it to plays by Marlowe and Shakespeare that do not usually "speak" to each other in comparative estimates of their work. His commentaries on these plays successively demonstrate their encouragement of audience engagement with fantasy material, their capacity to demystify established structures of belief and behaviour, and their operation as correctives to defined habits of taste and judgement. Although Marlowe and Shakespeare traditionally function as embodiments of opposed ideas about theatrical experience, Cartelli concludes that in the shared context of Elizabethan theatrical transactions, Shakespeare could be as radical a dramatist as Marlowe.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23.5 x 2 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0812231023
ISBN-13:
9780812231021
Number of pages:
241
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press 1991

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