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            John Marston's The Wonder of Women or The Tragedy of Sophonisba: A Critical Edition

            John Marston's The Wonder of Women or The Tragedy of Sophonisba: A Critical Edition (Hardback)

            By Kemp, William

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            Originally published in 1979, this volume includes the full text of James Marston's The Wonder of Women, alongside critical and textual notes. Previously to this volume, Sophonisba had appeared in print five times, once independently and four times in collections of Marston's pla...ys; the first edition is a quarto printed in 1606 by John Windet.
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            ISBN 9780367148928
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Marguerite de Navarre's Shifting Gaze: Perspectives on gender, class, and politics in the Heptameron

            Marguerite de Navarre's Shifting Gaze: Perspectives on gender, class, and politics in the Heptameron (Paperback)

            By Zegura, Elizabeth Chesney

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            Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron, composed in the 1540s and first published posthumously in 1558 and 1559, has long been an interpretive puzzle. De Navarre (1492-1549), sister of King Francis I of France, was a controversial figure in her lifetime. Her evangelical activities an...d proximity to the Crown placed her at the epicenter of her country's internecine strife and societal unrest. Yet her short stories appear to offer few traces of the sociopolitical turbulence that surrounded her.In Marguerite de Navarre's Shifting Gaze, however, Elizabeth Zegura argues that the Heptameron's innocuous appearance camouflages its serious insights into patriarchy and gender, social class, and early modern French politics, which emerge from an analysis of the text's shifting perspectives. Zegura's approach, which focuses on visual cues and alternative standpoints and viewing positions within the text, hinges upon foregrounding les choses basses (lowly things) to which the devisante (storyteller) Oisille draws our attention in nouvelle (novella) 2 of the Heptameron, using this downward, archaeological gaze to excavate layers of the text that merit more extensive critical attention.While her conclusions cast a new light on the literature, life, and times of Marguerite de Navarre, they are nevertheless closely aligned with recent scholarship on this important historical and literary figure.
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            ISBN 9780367346720
            Released NZ 17 Jul 2019
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            Milton's Italy: Anglo-Italian Literature, Travel, and Connections in Seventeenth-Century England

            Milton's Italy: Anglo-Italian Literature, Travel, and Connections in Seventeenth-Century England (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Martin, Catherine

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            This book joins a growing trend toward transnational literary studies and revives a venerable tradition of Anglo-Italian scholarship centering on John Milton. Correcting misperceptions that have diminished the international dimensions of his life and work, it broadly surveys Milt...on's Italianate studies, travels, poetics, politics, and religious convictions. While his debts to Machiavelli and other classical republicans are often noted, few contemporary critics have explored the Italian sources of his anti-papal, anti-episcopal, and anti-formalist religious outlook. Relying on Milton's own testimony, this book explores its roots in Dante, Petrarch, Ariosto, and that great Venetian enemy of the pope, Paolo Sarpi, thereby correcting a recent tendency to make native English contexts dominate his development. This tendency is partly due to a mistaken belief that Italy was in steep decline during and after Milton's travels of 1638-1639, the period immediately before he produced his prose critiques of the English Church, its canon law, and its censorship. Yet these were also fundamentally Italian issues that he skillfully adapted to meet contemporary English needs, a practice enabled by his extraordinarily positive experience of the Italian language, cities, academies, and music, the latter of which ultimately influenced Milton's operatic drama, Samson Agonistes. Besides republicanism and theology (radical doctrines of free grace and free will), equally strong influences treated here include Italian Neoplatonism, cosmology, and romance epic. By making these traditions his own, Milton became what John Steadman once described as an Italianate Englishman whose classical literary tastes and critical orientation...were...to a considerable extent molded by Italian critics (1976), a view that is fully credited and updated here.
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            ISBN 9780367346768
            Released NZ 8 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture
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            Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations

            Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations (Hardback)

            Edited by LaCroix, Alison; Levmore, Saul; Nussbaum, Martha C.

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            Power, Prose, and Purse is an edited collection of essays that draw connections between literature, economics and law. The essays discuss novels that explore the time period between the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression and analyze the insights that novelists may off...er to law and economics, while noting the tensions among these paradigms.
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            ISBN 9780190873455
            Released NZ 10 Jul 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

            The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance (Hardback)

            Edited by McCulloch, Lynsey; Shaw, Brandon

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            Featuring new chapters from thirty leading scholars, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance examines the relationship between William Shakespeare - his life, works, afterlife - and dance.

            ISBN 9780190498788
            Released NZ 11 Mar 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford Handbooks
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            Gender and Voice in the French Novel, 1730-1782

            Gender and Voice in the French Novel, 1730-1782 (Paperback)

            By Wolfgang, Aurora

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            Analyzing four best-selling novels - by both women and men - written in the feminine voice, this book traces how the creation of women-centered salons and the emergence of a feminine poetic style engendered a new type of literature in eighteenth-century France. The author argues ...that writing in a female voice allowed writers of both sexes to break with classical notions of literature and style, so that they could create a modern sensibility that appealed to a larger reading public, and gave them scope to innovate with style and form. Wolfgang brings to light how the 'female voice' in literature came to embody the language of sociability, but also allowed writers to explore the domain of inter-subjectivity, while creating new bonds between writers and the reading public. Through examination of Marivaux's La Vie de Marianne, Graffigny's Lettres d'une Peruvienne, Riccoboni's Lettres de Mistriss Fanni Butlerd, and Laclos's Les Liaisons dangereuses, she shows that in France, this modern 'feminine' sensibility turned the least prestigious of literary genres - the novel - into the most compelling and innovative literary form of the eighteenth century. Emphasizing how the narratives analyzed here refashioned the French literary world through their linguistic innovation and expression of new forms of subjectivity, this study claims an important role for feminine-voice narratives in shaping the field of eighteenth-century literature.
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            ISBN 9781138378803
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2019
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            Shakespeare Minus 'Theory'

            Shakespeare Minus 'Theory' (Paperback)

            By McAlindon, Thomas

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            Demonstrating and defending a method of close reading and historical contextualisation of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, this collection of essays by Tom McAlindon combines a number of previously published pieces with original studies. The volume includes six interpretative ...studies, all but one of which involve challenges to radical readings of the plays involved, including Henry V, Coriolanus, The Tempest, and Doctor Faustus. The other three essays are critiques of the claims and methods of radical, postmodernist criticism (new historicism and cultural materialism especially); they illustrate the author's conviction that some leading scholars in the field of Renaissance literature and drama, who deserve credit for shifting attention to new areas of interest, must also be charged with responsibility for a marked decline in standards of analysis, interpretation, and argument. Likely to provoke considerable debate, this stimulating collection is an important contribution to Shakespeare studies.
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            ISBN 9781138378889
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2019
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            The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance
             

            The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance (Hardback)

            Edited by O'Quinn, Daniel; Straub, Kristina; Anderson, Misty G.

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            The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performancea brings together a selection of particularly memorable performances, beginning with Nell Gwyn in a 1668 staging ofa Secret Love, and moving chronologically towards the premiere of John Philip Kemble's adapt...ation of Thomas Otway'sa Venice Presever'da in October 1795.a This volume contains a wealth of contextual materials, including contemporary reviews, portraits, advertisements, and cast lists. By privileging event over publication, this collection aims to encourage an understanding of performance thata emphasizes the immediacy - and changeability - of thea theatrical repertoire during the long eighteenth century. Offering an invaluable insight into the performance culture of the long eighteenth century,a The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performancea is a unique, much-needed resource for students of theatre.a
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            ISBN 9781138743304
            Released NZ 25 Mar 2019
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            Golden Age Spain on the Jacobean Stage: John Fletcher's Reading and Writing of Cervantes & Co.

            Golden Age Spain on the Jacobean Stage: John Fletcher's Reading and Writing of Cervantes & Co. (Hardback)

            By Dudy, Mary

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            Golden Age Spanish on the Jacobean Stage challenges the received wisdom that, although Fletcher, Massinger, and other Jacobean dramatists drew on Spanish material, English playwrights' engagement with Spanish literature was limited to exploiting Spanish authors for good plots. In...stead, Mary Dudy posits that Fletcher's engagement with Spanish culture was vastly more profound than has previously been recognized; and in fact, that it constitutes a vital, integral element in his dramatic achievement. Her analysis shows that Fletcher's acquaintance with Spanish novels led the playwright to experiment with significantly different ways of handling the main themes of his artistry. This study explores Fletcher's repeated use of Golden Age Spanish literature, especially Cervantes, in the context of political and cultural factors that rendered England's relationship to Spain more complex than ever during the reign of James I. Golden Age Spanish on the Jacobean Stage leads inexorably to the conclusion that in order to gain the fullest possible understanding of later English Renaissance drama, we must think through the Spanish question.
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            ISBN 9781409443803
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2019
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            Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films: In conversation with Stanley Cavell

            Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films: In conversation with Stanley Cavell (Paperback)

            By Kraft, Elizabeth

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            In Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films, Elizabeth Kraft brings the canon of Restoration comedy into the conversation initiated by Stanley Cavell in his book Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage. Before there could be imagined remarriages... of the sort Cavell documents, there had to be imagined marriages of equality. Such imagined marriages were first mapped out on the Restoration stage by witty pairs such as Harriet and Dorimant, Millamant and Mirabell, and Alithea and Harcourt who are precursors of the central couples in films such as Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, and The Lady Eve. In considering the Restoration comedy canon in one-on-one discourse with the Hollywood remarriage comedy canon, Kraft demonstrates the indebtedness of the twentieth-century films to the Restoration dramatic texts-and the philosophical richness of both canons as they explore the nature and significance of marriage as pursuit of moral perfectionism. Her book will be of interest to specialists in Restoration drama and film scholars.
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            ISBN 9780367882051
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century
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