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English troupes in early modern Germany: the women

Katritzky, M. A. (2008). English troupes in early modern Germany: the women. In: Henke, Robert and Nicholson, Eric eds. Transnational exchange in early modern theater. Studies in performance and early modern drama. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, pp. 35–46.

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Abstract

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Emphasizing a performative and stage-centered approach, this book considers early modern European theater as an international phenomenon. Early modern theater was remarkable both in the ways that it represented material and symbolic exchanges across political, linguistic, and cultural borders (both "national" and "regional") but also in the ways that it enacted them. Contributors study various modalities of exchange, including the material and causal influence of one theater upon another, as in the case of actors traveling beyond their own regional boundaries; generalized and systemic influence, such as the diffused effect of Italian comedy on English drama; the transmission of theoretical and ethical ideas about the theater by humanist vehicles; the implicit dialogue and exchange generated by actors playing "foreign" roles; and polyglot linguistic resonances that evoke circum-Mediterranean "cultural geographies." In analyzing theater as a medium of dialogic communication, the volume emphasizes cultural relationships of exchange and reciprocity more than unilateral encounters of hegemony and domination.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7546-6281-0, 978-0-7546-6281-5
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 10773
Depositing User: M.A. Katritzky
Date Deposited: 28 May 2008
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:08
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10773
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