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Three romances of Eastern conquest

By Ladan Niayesh

Three romances of Eastern conquest
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  • ISBN: 9780719078576
  • Publish Date: Sep 2018
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    This volume brings together three little-known works by key playwrights from the late sixteenth-century golden age of English drama. All three convey the public theatre's fascination with travel and adventure through the popular genre of heroic romance, while reflecting the contemporaries' wide range of responses to cross-cultural contacts with the Muslim East and the Mediterranean challenges posed by the Ottoman empire.

    The volume presents the first modern-spelling editions of the three plays, with extensive annotations catering for specialised scholars while also making the texts accessible to students and theatre-goers. A detailed introduction discusses issues of authorship, dates and sources, and sets the plays in their historical and cultural contexts, offering exciting insights on Elizabethan performance strategies, printing practices, and the circulation of knowledge and stereotypes related to ethnic and religious difference.

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    'This excellent edition has given critics much material and reason to revisit these questions.'
    Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme

    Contents

    ABBREVIATIONS AND REFERENCES
    INTRODUCTION
    - Romance and conquest in early modern England
    - The plays
    - The texts
    THE PLAYS
    - The comical history of Alphonsus, King of Aragon by Robert Greene
    - The tragedy of Soliman and Perseda by Thomas Kyd
    - The Four Prentices of London by Thomas Heywood
    Index

    Author

    Ladan Niayesh is Professor of English Studies at the University of Paris Diderot - Paris 7

    Three romances of Eastern conquest

    By Ladan Niayesh

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