Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Cultural Geography of Early Modern Drama, 1620–1650

$37.99 (C)

Award Winner
  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107463349

$ 37.99 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Literary geographies is an exciting new area of interdisciplinary research. Innovative and engaging, this book applies theories of landscape, space and place from the discipline of cultural geography within an early modern historical context. Different kinds of drama and performance are analyzed: from commercial drama by key playwrights to household masques and entertainment performed by families and in semi-official contexts. Sanders provides a fresh look at works from the careers of Ben Jonson, John Milton and Richard Brome, paying attention to geographical spaces and habitats like forests, coastlines and arctic landscapes of ice and snow, as well as the more familiar locales of early modern country estates and city streets and spaces. Overall, the book encourages readers to think about geography as kinetic, embodied and physical, not least in its literary configurations, presenting a key contribution to early modern scholarship.

    • Covers a broad and exciting range of dramatic texts and pamphlets from the period 1620 to 1650 - canonical and non-canonical, professional and non-professional - and so will have a broad appeal to those working on early modern drama
    • Explores links between literary criticism and cultural geography in fresh and innovative ways, appealing to emergent interests in these complementary disciplines
    • Contains new archival research which will make the study an important contribution to early modern scholarship
    Read more


    • Winner of the 2012 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for English Literature

    Reviews & endorsements

    "In addition to her acknowledgement of critics and theorists who have come before, Sanders generously opens up new avenues-paths-waterways for future inquiry. One can imagine a raft of scholarship that will draw on her insights and apply them elsewhere."
    -Gavin Hollis,The City University of New York, Hunter College

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107463349
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: entering the bear pit: cultural geography and early modern drama
    1. Liquid landscapes: water, culture, and society in the Caroline period
    2. Into the woods: spatial and social geographies in the forest
    3. 'Hospitable fabrics': thinking through the early modern household
    4. Moving through the landscape: mobility and sites of social circulation
    5. Neighbourhoods and networks
    6. Writing the city: emergent spaces.

  • Author

    Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham
    Julie Sanders is Professor of English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of Ben Jonson's Theatrical Republics (1998), the editor of Ben Jonson in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and has recently edited The New Inn for The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson. She has appeared several times on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'In our Time' talking about early modern literature and drama, and has advised on theatre and radio programmes as well as giving talks for playhouses and theatre companies in the UK and USA.


    • Winner of the 2012 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for English Literature

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.