Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama

Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama by Jeremy Lopez

Title: Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama
Author: Jeremy Lopez
ISBN10: 0521820065
ISBN13: 978-0521820066
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 13, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1912 kb
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Rating: 3.7/5
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Pages: 248 pages
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Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama by Jeremy Lopez


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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, 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.