Staged Properties in Early Modern English Drama

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Jonathan Gil Harris, Natasha Korda
Cambridge University Press, 2006 M11 23 - 360 páginas
This collection of essays explores the material, economic and dramatic implications of stage properties in early modern English drama. The essays in this volume, written by a team of distinguished scholars in the field, offer valuable insights and historical evidence concerning the forms of production, circulation and exchange that brought such diverse properties as sacred garments, household furnishings, pawned objects, and even false beards onto the stage.

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Introduction towards a materialist account of stage properties
1
Properties of skill product placement in early English artisanal drama
35
The dramatic life of objects in the early modern theatre
67
Things with little social life Henslowes theatrical properties and Elizabethan household fittings
99
Properties of domestic life the table in Heywoods A Woman Killed With Kindness
129
Let me the curtains draw the dramatic and symbolic properties of the bed in Shakespearean tragedy
153
Properties in clothes the materials of the Renaissance theatre
177
Womens theatrical properties
202
Staging the beard masculinity in early modern English culture
230
Properties of marriage proprietary conflict and the calculus of gender in Epicoene
261
The womans parts of Cymbeline
288
Wondereffects Othellos handkerchief
316
Appendix
335
Index
337
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Jonathan Gil Harris is Associate Professor of English at Ithaca College. He is the author of Foreign Bodies and the Body Politic: Discourses of Social Pathology in Early Modern England, (1998), as well as numerous articles on Renaissance drama and culture.

Natasha Korda is author of Shakespeare's Domestic Economies: Gender and Property in Early Modern England, (2002) and numerous essays on early modern drama and stage history. She is Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University.

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