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The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England
A Collaborative Debate

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Paul Yachnin, Anthony B. Dawson, Anthony B. Dawson
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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521023634

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  • How was the experience of watching a play influenced by practices beyond the walls of the playhouse, and what were the broader social and historical implications of the culture of playgoing? This book sets out to answer such questions. Since the two authors have very different perspectives on the issues discussed, they have chosen a unique format: rather than submerging their opposition, they have highlighted it. Their attacks and counter-attacks, as they contest each other's views in paired chapters, result in a lively and illuminating debate.

    • Reinserts the notion of 'theatrical pleasure' into critical writing about Shakespeare's theatre
    • A combination of specific theatrical practices and cultural implications
    • Its debate structure makes it different from any other book in the field
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    "This elegantly written volume is made especially intriguing by a structure that permits its two authors to debate in separate essays the intricate cultural questions raised in imagining Shakespeareas audience...Aimed at a sophisticated reader, it will be of most use to upper-division students and faculty. For this audience, it will provide rich pleasure by raising as many intriguing questions as it answers." Choice

    "This extraordinarily intersting and important book is a collaborative effort...given the intelligence, sophistication and charm with which Dawson and Yachin sustain their own contradictory positions, The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England allows readers to move in and out of radically different convictions-an experience not unlike the pleasures afforded by Renaissance drama itself." Journal of English and Germanic Philology

    "As a two-author book, The Culture of Playgoing offers its readers an experience of contemporary cultural studies thrown into unusually high relief. It is an ambitious book..." Sixteenth Century Journal

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521023634
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.349kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction Paul Yachnin and Anthony B. Dawson
    Part I. Participation vs Populuxe: Two Theories of Early Modern Theatre:
    1. Performance and participation Anthony B. Dawson
    2. The Populuxe theatre Paul Yachnin
    Part II. Theatrical Pleasure and the Contest of Vision:
    3. Eye to eye opposed Paul Yachnin
    4. The distracted Globe Anthony B. Dawson
    Part III. Objects of Wonder and Desire:
    5. Magical properties Paul Yachnin
    6. Props, pleasure and idolatry Anthony B. Dawson
    Part IV. National Pastimes:
    7. The arithmetic of memory Anthony B. Dawson
    8. The house of fame Paul Yachnin
    Afterword Paul Yachnin and Anthony Dawson
    Index.

  • Authors

    Anthony B. Dawson, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Anthony B. Dawson is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia.

    Paul Yachnin, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Paul Yachnin is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia.

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    Paul Yachnin, Anthony B. Dawson, Anthony B. Dawson

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