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Five Elizabethan progress entertainments

By Leah Scragg

Five Elizabethan progress entertainments
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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0948-4
  • Pages: 160
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £14.99
  • Published Date: February 2021
  • BIC Category: Literature, Literary studies: plays & playwrights, Literary studies: c 1600 to c 1800, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism, LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama, LITERARY CRITICISM / General, Literature & literary studies / Plays, playscripts, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Literature & literary studies / Shakespeare studies & criticism, Literature & literary studies / Literary companions, book reviews & guides
  • Series: Revels Plays Companion Library

Description

Designed to introduce the student or general reader to a largely unfamiliar area of Elizabethan theatrical activity, Five Elizabethan progress entertainments focuses on a group of entertainments mounted for the monarch in the closing years of her reign. Richly annotated, and prefaced by a substantial introduction, the texts enable an understanding of the motives underlying not only the progress itself, but the choice of locations the monarch elected to visit and the personal and political preoccupations of those with whom she determined to stay. Selected for their diversity, the entertainments exhibit the tensions underlying some royal visits, the lavish expenditure entailed for the monarch's hosts and the overlap in terms of both material and authorship between the progress entertainments and the more widely studied products of the sixteenth-century stage.

Contents

INTRODUCTION: THE ROYAL PROGRESS

THE ENTERTAINMENT AT COWDRAY
Introduction
Text

THE ENTERTAINMENT AT ELVETHAM
Introduction
Text

THE ENTERTAINMENT AT BISHAM
Introduction
Text

THE ENTERTAINMENT AT MITCHAM
Introduction
Text
Appendix


THE ENTERTAINMENT AT CHISWICK
Introduction
Text

INDEX

Author

Leah Scragg is an Honorary Research Fellow in English and American Studies in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester

Five Elizabethan progress entertainments

By Leah Scragg

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