|Series||Modern studies in English Renaissance drama|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 300 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||300|
Shakespeare's Contemporaries While we've come to understand the Bard from Stratford as Renaissance theatre's most prominent representative, there was much more to the English stage of that time than Shakespeare alone -- in fact, to his contemporaries Shakespeare was only one of a whole number of popular playwrights. Below is an overview of Shakespeare’s contemporaries – those key figures who were writing at the same time as Shakespeare. Ben Jonson. Ben Jonson became one of Shakespeare’s closest friends. Try and imagine that Shakespeare had never existed: it’s . Studying Shakespeare’s Contemporaries is an accessible guide to non-Shakespearian English drama of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Featuring works of prestigious playwrights such as Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and Middleton, Lars Engle describes the conditions under which Renaissance plays were commissioned, written, licensed, staged, and by: 1. Shakespeare's contemporaries We regularly stage plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries - playwrights who lived and worked at the same time as Shakespeare. W riters and playwrights working in the same era as Shakespeare included Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, Ben Jonson and Thomas Dekker.
William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare - Shakespeare’s sources: With a few exceptions, Shakespeare did not invent the plots of his plays. Sometimes he used old stories (Hamlet, Pericles). Sometimes he worked from the stories of comparatively recent Italian writers, such as Giovanni Boccaccio—using both well-known stories (Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About . A new canon inspired by Shakespeare’s Plays. Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries is a groundbreaking, industry-changing undertaking that is discovering, developing, and producing a new canon of 38 plays that are inspired by and in conversation with Shakespeare’s work. It’s an opportunity for playwrights of every background, perspective, and style to engage with . actors Allusion-Book allusions appears author of TR bad quartos believe Ben Jonson Bentley Catiline Chettle comedies contemporary critical derivative play Digges doth dramatists E. K. Chambers echoes edition Elizabethan evidence explain Folio followed Francis Meres gentle Shakespeare giue grasshopper Greene Greene's Greg Hamlet hath haue Henry. Read the full-text online edition of Shakespeare's Contemporaries: Modern Studies in English Renaissance Drama (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Shakespeare's Contemporaries: Modern Studies in.
Below are five female contemporaries of Shakespeare, all of them literary pioneers who deserve a much wider audience. Aemilia Bassano Lanier, also spelled Lanyer () —A possible candidate for the Dark Lady of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Lanier was the first English woman to aspire to a career as a professional poet by actively seeking a. The essays collected here reconsider the pervasive influence of Italian culture, literature and traditions on early modern English drama. The volume focuses strongly on Shakespeare but also includes contributions on Marston, Middleton, Ford, . Studying Shakespeare’s Contemporaries is an accessible guide to non-Shakespearian English drama of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Featuring works of prestigious playwrights such as Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and Middleton, Lars Engle describes the conditions under which Renaissance plays were commissioned, written, licensed, staged, and : Lars Engle, Eric Rasmussen. Shakespeare's contemporaries are as much a part of his story as any other element of his life. Choosing five of these individuals (playwrights, actors, theatre owners,ect.), detail their stories.