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Marriage, performance, and politics in the Jacobean court

Marriage, performance, and politics in the Jacobean court

Curran, Kevin

This work constitutes the first full-length study of Jacobean nuptual performance, a hitherto unexplored branch of early modern theatre consisting of masques and entertainments performed for high-profile weddings. The author analyses all six of the elite weddings celebrated at the Jacobean court

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Farnham: Ashgate, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: by Kevin Curran
ISBN: 0754663515, 9780754663515
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 190 p. ; 24 cm.
Series: Studies in performance and early modern drama
Subject: Marriages of royalty and nobility Great Britain History 17th century.; Literature; Command performances Great Britain History 17th century.; 17th Century; Theatre; Great Britain Court and courtiers History 17th century.; Great Britain History James I, 1603-1625.; Theater Political aspects Great Britain History 17th century.; Drama; English drama 17th century History and criticism.


  1. Introduction
  2. Inventing a language of union
  3. Erotic policy: the rhetoric of Anglo-Scottish marriage
  4. competing fictions and fictional authority at the Palatine wedding celebrations
  5. Relocating monarchical rhetoric: the entertainments for Robert Carr and Frances Howard
  6. Afterword
  7. Bibliography
  8. Index.