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Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama Jeremy Lopez

Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama

Jeremy Lopez

Published December 5th 2002
ISBN : 9780521820066
Hardcover
248 pages
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This book provides a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse, formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Focusing on the relationship between the repertory system and the conventions and content of the plays,MoreThis book provides a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse, formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Focusing on the relationship between the repertory system and the conventions and content of the plays, Jeremy Lopez proposes that understanding the potential for theatrical failure (the way playwrights anticipated it and audiences responded to it) is crucial for understanding the way in which the drama succeeded on the stage.