Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 911. Wednesday, 8 December 1993.
From: Thomas G. Bishop <
Date: Tuesday, 7 Dec 93 17:22:00 -0500
Subject: 4.0905 Re: Masques
Comment: Re: SHK 4.0905 Re: Masques
Joe Loewenstein's book is called "Responsive Readings." Another book often
forgotten in recent discussion of masque is Angus Fletchers "The Transcendental
Masque" the opening sections of which are mostly on Jonson, though the book is
on Comus overall. Fletcher is always interesting. I would also recommend the
work in iconography done ages ago by D.G. Gordon edited by one Stephen Orgel in
"The Renaissance Imagination." Jerzy Limon's more recent book is also apposite
in turning back to matters explicitly performative. On the politics of the
court that surrounded the masque, there are several essays in the recent
collection ed by Linda Levy Peck called "The Mental World of the Jacobean
Court" esp those by Barroll, Smuts and Limon.
These off the top of the head. Hope they're helpful.