The edge of Christendom on the early modern stage / Lisa Hopkins.
Hopkins, Lisa, 1962- author.
|Format||Book and Print|
|Publication Info||Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter : Medieval Institute Publications, |
|Description||250 pages ; 25 cm.|
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|Series||Late Tudor and Stuart Drama : Gender, Performance, and Material Culture
Late Tudor and Stuart drama. ^A1365545
|Contents||Part One: The Edge and the Centre -- Chapter 1. "All places shall be hell that are not heaven": The Edge of Rome -- Chapter 2. Beautiful Polecats: The Living and the Dead in Julius Caesar -- Chapter 3. Danger and Demarcation in Massinger -- Part Two: Edges Abroad -- Chapter 4. "Having passed Armenian deserts now": Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great -- Chapter 5. Bears and Fairies: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night -- Chapter 6. The Last Plays and the Edges of Christendom -- Chapter 7. The Politics of the Rose: English Histories and Foreign Flowers -- Part Three: Edges at Home -- Chapter 8. North by North-West: The Danelaw and the Edge of Christendom -- Chapter 9. Let the Right One In: Edges of Christendom in Cavendish-Talbot Houses.|
|Abstract||"Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the edges of Europe were under pressure from the Ottoman Turks. This book explores how Shakespeare and his contemporaries represented places where Christians came up against Turks, including Malta, Tunis, Hungary, and Armenia. Some forms of Christianity itself might seem alien, so the book also considers the interface between traditional Catholicism, new forms of Protestantism, and Greek and Russian orthodoxy. But it also finds that the concept of Christendom was under threat in other places, some much nearer to home. Edges of Christendom could be found in areas that were or had been pagan, such as Rome itself and the Danelaw, which once covered northern England; they could even be found in English homes and gardens, where imported foreign flowers and exotic new ingredients challenged the concept of what was native and natural"--Provided by publisher.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
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