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Author Prawdzik, Brendan,
Title Theatrical Milton : politics and poetics of the staged body / Brendan Prawdzik.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2017.

Author Prawdzik, Brendan,
Series Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture
Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture.
Subject Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Dramatic production.
Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Stage history.
Description 1 online resource (x, 249 pages)
Contents Intro -- Title page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Series Editor's Preface -- Introduction: Theatrical Milton -- Chapter 1 Speaking Body: The Vacation Exercise and Paradise Lost -- Chapter 2 Printless Feet: Early Lyrics and the Maske -- Chapter 3 Bending the Fool: Animadversions and the Early Prose -- Chapter 4 Theatre of Vegetable Love: Paradise Lost -- Chapter 5 Passion's Looking-Glass: Samson Agonistes -- Epilogue: A Systemic Corpus -- Works Cited -- Index.
Summary Theatrical Milton brings coherence to the presence of theatre in John Milton through the concept of theatricality. In this book, ⁰theatricality⁰₉ identifies a discursive field entailing the rhetorical strategies and effects of framing a given human action, including speech and writing, as an act of theatre. Political and theological cultures in seventeenth-century England developed a treasury of representational resources in order to stage⁰₄to satirize and, above all, to de-legitimate⁰₄rhetors of politics, religion, and print. At the core of Milton⁰₉s works is a contradictory relation to theatre that has neither been explained nor properly explored. This book changes the terms of scholarly discussion and discovers how the social structures of theatre afforded Milton resources for poetic and polemical representation and uncovers the precise contours of Milton⁰₉s interest in theatre and drama.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781474421027 (electronic bk.)
1474421024 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 981812079
Additional Format Print version: 9781474421010 1474421016 (OCoLC)962233704

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