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Parsing the City Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, and City Comedy's London as Language

by Heather (Gonzaga University, USA) Easterling

Part of the Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory Series

Parsing the City Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, and City Comedy's London as Language Synopsis

Parsing the City updates our understanding of Jacobean city comedy's discursive role in its London society. Working with three major plays by Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, this book develops an updated reading of Jacobean city comedy as a dramatic subgenre whose engagement with early modern London was centrally linguistic and semiotic-- its plays staging and interrogating the city as a series of languages and language problems.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415979504
Publication date: 15th December 2006
Author: Heather (Gonzaga University, USA) Easterling
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 210 pages
Categories: Literary studies: plays & playwrights, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800,

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