The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0449 Wednesday, 17 May 2006
Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2006 17:01:01 -0400
Subject: Early Theatre 9.1 (2006)
In Early Theatre 9.1 (June 2006), we have several articles that deal
with different ways of looking at place and authority, gender and age.
"Seniority and Mastery: The Politics of Ageism in the Coventry Cycle" by
Brandon Alakas focuses on elitism among the elders of Coventry; with
special attention to The Weavers' Pageant (revised in 1534).
"Taking Liberties" by Matt Kozusko considers the place of the theatre in
early modern London, shaking up accepted views of local authority in
early modern London, and of critical authority among scholars now.
"Jonson's Gossips and the Stuart Family Drama" by Kristen McDermott
takes issue with the authority of gender as well as age and place; she
compares a masque performance at court with a children's company
performance in a liberty.
"A Greatly Exaggerated Demise: The Remaking of the Children of Paul's as
the Duke of York's Men (1608)" by Brandon Centerwall reexamines the
question of age from another angle, looking at how a children's company
made the successful transition to an adult troupe.
Finally, this issue has something you won't see anywhere else: two notes
on the Rowley play, The Birth of Merlin
"Structure, Legitimacy, and Magic in The Birth of Merlin" by Megan Lynn
"Bawdily Manipulations: Spheres of Female Power in The Birth of Merlin"
by Monika Karpinska.
Book reviews also appear in this issue.
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