The Resource Shakespeare's tribe : church, nation, and theater in Renaissance England, Jeffrey Knapp

Shakespeare's tribe : church, nation, and theater in Renaissance England, Jeffrey Knapp

Label
Shakespeare's tribe : church, nation, and theater in Renaissance England
Title
Shakespeare's tribe
Title remainder
church, nation, and theater in Renaissance England
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Knapp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Most critics characterize Shakespeare and his tribe of fellow English playwrights and players as resolutely secular, interested in religion only as a matter of politics or as a rival source of popular entertainment. Yet as Jeffrey Knapp demonstrates in this bold new reading, a surprising number of writers throughout the English Renaissance, including Shakespeare himself, thought of plays as supporting the cause of true religion." "To be sure, Renaissance playwrights rarely sermonized in their works, which seemed preoccupied with sex, violence, and crime. And acting during the early modern period was typically regarded as a kind of vice. But scores of people working in theater used their alleged godlessness to advantage, claiming that it enabled them to save wayward souls that the church might otherwise not reach. The stage, they felt, made possible an ecumenical ministry that could help transform Reformation England into a more inclusive Christian society." "Drawing, then, on a variety of celebrated and little-known plays, along with a host of other documents and texts of the English Renaissance, Knapp explores the different assumptions that shaped belief in the theater's religious potential. Shakespeare's Tribe traces the remarkable affinities between ritual and drama; considers the idea of plays as enactments of communion; examines the uncertain relationship between Protestant and national identities; and deals squarely with vexed debates over Shakespeare's religious convictions. What results is an ambitious and wide-ranging work that will profoundly change the way we think about Shakespeare and the world he inhabited."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knapp, Jeffrey
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.R43
LC item number
K58 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English drama
  • Church and state
  • Church and state
  • English drama
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Church and state in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Théâtre anglais
  • Église et État
  • Église et État
  • Théâtre anglais
  • Nationalisme et littérature
  • Théâtre
  • Théâtre
  • Théâtre
  • Église et État dans la littérature
  • Nationalisme dans la littérature
  • Church and state
  • Church and state in literature
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Religion
  • Religion in literature
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Toneel
  • Engels
  • Nationalisme
  • Kerk
  • Renaissance
  • England
Label
Shakespeare's tribe : church, nation, and theater in Renaissance England, Jeffrey Knapp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-266) 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
Good fellows -- Part one. England and Christendom -- Rogue nationalism -- This blessed plot -- Part two. Church and theater -- Preachers and players -- Pseudo-Christianity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780226445694
Lccn
2001008308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48655906
  • (OCoLC)ocm48655906
Label
Shakespeare's tribe : church, nation, and theater in Renaissance England, Jeffrey Knapp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-266) 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
Good fellows -- Part one. England and Christendom -- Rogue nationalism -- This blessed plot -- Part two. Church and theater -- Preachers and players -- Pseudo-Christianity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780226445694
Lccn
2001008308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48655906
  • (OCoLC)ocm48655906

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