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Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Laurence Publicover


Focusing on early modern plays that stage encounters between peoples of different cultures, this book asks how a sense of geographical location was created in early modern theatres that featured minimal scenery. While previous studies have stressed these plays’ connections to a historical Mediterranean in which England was increasingly involved, this book demonstrates how their dramatic geography was shaped through a literary and theatrical heritage. Reading canonical plays including The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta, and The Tempest alongside lesser-known dramas such as Soliman and Per ... More

Keywords: early modern drama, literary geography, dramatic geography, Mediterranean, romance, intertheatricality, Islam and the West, theatre history, intertextuality, Shakespeare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198806813
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198806813.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurence Publicover, author
Lecturer in English, University of Bristol

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