• Shakespeare’s Stage Traffic: Imitation, Borrowing and Competition in Renaissance Theatre by Janet Clare

    Author(s):
    Elizabeth E. Tavares (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    English literature, Renaissance drama
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Tag(s):
    William Shakespeare
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/eyht-ve19
    Abstract:
    At the center of Clare’s study are the allusive networks linked with William Shakespeare’s plays, offering a theoretical framework to the processes of adapta- tion on early modern stages. Updating source-study methodologies that account for performance conditions and dating, she locates the commerce of theatre as a function of genre rather than authorship or playing company. In challenging criti- cal norms that valorize his originality, Clare argues that Shakespeare systemically drew on materials that were already established in the dramatic tradition, molding them in the spirit of Renaissance aesthetic theories of appropriation.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 days ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved
    Share this:

    Downloads

    Item Name:pdf shakespeare_s_stage_traffic_imitation_bo.pdf
     Download View in browser
    Activity: Downloads: 1