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Renaissance Drama and Contemporary Literary Theory

Renaissance Drama and Contemporary Literary Theory
Author: Andy Mousley
ISBN 13: 9780312231743
ISBN 10: 312231741
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2000-07-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 252
List Price: $46.00

Uses Renaissance drama and contemporary theory to question and illuminate each other. Provides an account of key modern literary theories, presents detailed application of these theories to a range of Renaissance plays, and offers a new way of thinking about the relationship of modern literary theory to its main predecessor, humanism. Theories detailed include semiotics, structuralism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, historicism, feminism, and Marxism. Some works discussed are A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Duchess of Malfi, and The Shoemaker's Holiday. Mousley teaches English at De Montfort University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR