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050 00 PR658.I476|bD69 2015 
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100 1  Dowd, Michelle M.,|d1975-|eauthor. 
245 14 The dynamics of inheritance on the Shakespearean stage /
       |cMichelle M. Dowd. 
264  1 Cambridge, United Kingdom :|bCambridge University Press,
       |c2015. 
300    xiii, 289 pages :|billustrations, genealogical tables ;
       |c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and 
       index. 
505 0  Introduction: staging inheritance in early modern England 
       -- 1. Crooked titles and inconstant estates -- 2. Revision
       and inaccessibility in The Duchess of Malfi -- 3. Travel, 
       displacement, and the prodigal son -- 4. Dislocation and 
       the loss of issue in Pericles -- 5. Claustrophobia and 
       urban affiliation in Volpone and Epicene; Epilogue -- 
       Bibliography -- Index. 
520    "Early modern England's system of patrilineal inheritance,
       in which the eldest son inherited his father's estate and 
       title, was one of the most significant forces affecting 
       social order in the period. Demonstrating that early 
       modern theatre played a unique and vital role in shaping 
       how inheritance was understood, Michelle M. Dowd explores 
       some of the common contingencies that troubled this system
       : marriage and remarriage, misbehaving male heirs, and 
       families with only daughters. Shakespearean drama helped 
       question and reimagine inheritance practices, making room 
       for new formulations of gendered authority, family 
       structure, and wealth transfer. Through close readings of 
       canonical and non-canonical plays by Shakespeare, Webster,
       Jonson, and others, Dowd pays particular attention to the 
       significance of space in early modern inheritance and the 
       historical relationship between dramatic form and the 
       patrilineal economy. Her book will interest researchers 
       and students of early modern drama, Shakespeare, gender 
       studies, and socio-economic history"--|cProvided by 
       publisher. 
650  0 English drama|yEarly modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600
       |xHistory and criticism. 
650  0 English drama|y17th century|xHistory and criticism. 
650  0 Inheritance and succession in literature. 
650  0 Theater and society|zEngland|xHistory|y16th century. 
650  0 Theater and society|zEngland|xHistory|y17th century. 
655  7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411635.
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628. 
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