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The Shakespearean forest

The Shakespearean forest

Barton, Anne, author

Anne Barton's final book uncovers the pervasive presence of woodland in early modern drama, revealing its persistent imaginative power. The Shakespearean Forest, Anne Barton's final book, uncovers the pervasive presence of woodland in early modern drama, revealing its persistent imaginative power. The collection is representative of the startling breadth of Barton's scholarship: ranging across plays by Shakespeare (including Titus Andronicus, As You Like It, Macbeth, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Timon of Athens) and his contemporaries (including Jonson, Dekker, Lyly, Massinger and Greene), it also considers court pageants, treatises on forestry and chronicle history. Barton's incisive literary analysis characteristically pays careful attention to the practicalities of performance, and is supplemented by numerous illustrations and a bibliographical essay exploring recent scholarship in the field. Prepared for publication by Hester Lees-Jeffries, featuring a Foreword by Adrian Poole and an Afterword by Peter Holland, the book explores the forest as a source of cultural and psychological fascination, embracing and illuminating its mysteriousness

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Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Anne Barton
ISBN: 1108394256, 9781108394253
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvii, 185 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Subject: Plays, playscripts; Literature.; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.; Forests in literature.; Literary theory; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Classic & pre-20th century plays; Ireland; English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism.; Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: plays & playwrights
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780521573443