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Eros and Power in English Renaissance Drama Five Plays by Marlowe, Davenant, Massinger, Ford and Shakespeare

by Curtis Perry

Eros and Power in English Renaissance Drama Five Plays by Marlowe, Davenant, Massinger, Ford and Shakespeare Synopsis

This text features five plays from the English Renaissance which explore political questions and developments by telling stories about the erotic impulses of a national ruler. The volume contains fully annotated and modernized versions of Marlowe's Edward II , Shakespeare's Measure for Measure , Massinger's The Duke of Milan , Davenant's The Cruel Brother , and Ford's Love's Sacrifice . The author provides an introduction, initial discussion, and selected illustration(s) for each play, along with an introduction to erotic politics and the Renaissance - era political mentality.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780786431656
Publication date: 9th February 2020
Author: Curtis Perry
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 555 pages
Categories: Plays, playscripts, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800,

About Curtis Perry

Curtis Perry is a professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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