The Resource Illegitimate power : bastards in Renaissance drama, Alison Findlay

Illegitimate power : bastards in Renaissance drama, Alison Findlay

Label
Illegitimate power : bastards in Renaissance drama
Title
Illegitimate power
Title remainder
bastards in Renaissance drama
Statement of responsibility
Alison Findlay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Renaissance drama, the bastard is an extraordinarily powerful and disruptive figure. We have only to think of Caliban or of Edmund to realise the challenge presented by the illegitimate child. Drawing on a wide range of play texts, Alison Findlay shows how illegitimacy encoded and threatened to deconstruct some of the basic tenets of patriarchal rule. She considers bastards as indicators and instigators of crisis in early modern England, reading them in relation to witchcraft, spiritual insecurities and social unrest in family and State
  • The characters discussed range from demi-devils, unnatural villains and clowns to outstandingly heroic or virtuous types who challenge officially sanctioned ideas of illegitimacy. The final chapter of the book considers bastards in performance; their relationship with theatre spaces and audiences. Illegitimate voices, Findlay argues, can bring about the death of the author/father and open the text as a piece of theatre, challenging accepted notions of authority
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Findlay, Alison
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.I43
LC item number
F56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English drama
  • Illegitimacy in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • English drama
  • Political plays, English
  • Domestic drama, English
  • Inheritance and succession in literature
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Fathers and sons in literature
  • Kings and rulers in literature
  • Patriarchy in literature
  • Monarchy in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Engels
  • Toneelstukken
  • Buitenechtelijke kinderen
Label
Illegitimate power : bastards in Renaissance drama, Alison Findlay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 'A great kindred in the kingdome': Illegitimacy in Renaissance England -- 2. Bastardy and evil -- 3. Unnatural children -- 4. Natural children -- 5. Heroic bastards -- 6. Bastards and theatre -- Appendix: Plays with bastard characters, 1588-1652
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780719039911
Lccn
93050608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29667879
  • (OCoLC)ocm29667879
Label
Illegitimate power : bastards in Renaissance drama, Alison Findlay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 'A great kindred in the kingdome': Illegitimacy in Renaissance England -- 2. Bastardy and evil -- 3. Unnatural children -- 4. Natural children -- 5. Heroic bastards -- 6. Bastards and theatre -- Appendix: Plays with bastard characters, 1588-1652
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780719039911
Lccn
93050608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29667879
  • (OCoLC)ocm29667879

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