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Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Economy of Theatrical Experience / Thomas Cartelli

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This book is generally in very good condition. 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 distraction. There are a handful of instances of light pencil marks on the actual text. Otherwise, the book is in very good condition - clean and tight.

The author explores the structure of psychological, social and political exchanges that were negotiated between audiences and plays in Elizabethan public theatres 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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Author(s):
Thomas Cartelli
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23.5 x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0812231023
ISBN-13:
9780812231021
Number of pages:
241
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press (1991)
Title:
Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Economy of Theatrical Experience

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This book is generally in very good condition. 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 distraction. There are a handful of instances of light pencil marks on the actual text. Otherwise, the book is in very good condition - clean and tight.

The author explores the structure of psychological, social and political exchanges that were negotiated between audiences and plays in Elizabethan public theatres 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.

Author(s):
Thomas Cartelli
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23.5 x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0812231023
ISBN-13:
9780812231021
Number of pages:
241
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press (1991)
Title:
Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Economy of Theatrical Experience

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