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- DescriptionThis is the first full-length critical study of country house entertainment, a genre central to late Elizabethan politics. It shows how the short plays staged for the Queen at country estates like Kenilworth Castle and Elvetham shaped literary trends and intervened in political debates, including whether women made good politicians and what roles the church and local culture should play in definitions of England. In performance and print, country house entertainments facilitated political negotiations, rethought gender roles, and crafted regional and national identities. In its investigation of how the hosts used performances to negotiate local and national politics, the book also sheds light on how and why such entertainments enabled female performance and authorship at a time when English women did t write or perform commercial plays. Written in a lively and accessible style, this is fascinating reading for scholars and students of early modern literature, theatre, and women's history.
- Author BiographyElizabeth Zeman Kolkovich is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio State University. She has published essays on pageantry and Renaissance drama in Shakespeare Quarterly, English Literary Renaissance, and elsewhere. A conference paper relating to this book won the Agnes B. Strickland Award for best paper from the Queen Elizabeth I Society in 2011. Her research has been funded by short-term residential fellowships at the Huntington Library.
- Author(s)Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication04/07/2016
- SubjectLiterary Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note10 b/w illus. 1 map
- Weight570 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine16 mm
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