By Greg Walker
Greg Walker presents a brand new account of the connection among politics and drama within the turbulent interval from the accession of Henry VIII to the reign of Elizabeth I. construction on rules first constructed in performs of Persuasion (1991), he makes a speciality of political drama in either England and Scotland, exploring the advanced relationships between politics, court docket tradition and dramatic composition, functionality and ebook. This interdisciplinary research will discover a industry between Tudor historians in addition to scholars of medieval and Renaissance drama.
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65 This sample may not, however, tell the full story. 66 And logic alone prompts scepticism. 67 61 63 65 66 67 62 RSTC 14110, sig. Ai. 5, sig. Ai. T. W. , The Revels History of Drama in English, n (London, 1980), pp. 102-13, pp. 135-6; D. Bevington, From 'Mankind' 64 to Marlowe (Cambridge, MA, 1962), pp. 796°. Lancashire, Topography, p. xxv. S. W e s t f a l l , Patrons and Performance: Early Tudor Household Revels ( O x f o r d , 1990), a p p e n d i x A , p p . 210-12. D a v i d B r a d l e y , From Text to Performance in the Elizabethan Theatre: Preparing the Play for the Stage (Cambridge, 1992), p.
They will be familiar with disguisings and be able to introduce their own at the desired moment in the production. The playbook does not contain all the information necessary for its full potential to be realised, and needs to be fleshed out in the context of an evening's performance. These are notes towards a production rather than an 'off-the-peg' blueprint for one. 48 See below, pp. 22-4. Early drama and the printed text 19 With RastelPs son William's editions of the interludes ofJohn Heywood, the presentation of playbooks as practical guides to performance is taken a stage further.
One such motivating factor may well have been strong local antiquarian interest, or pride in the traditions and culture of one's regional community. The unique copy of Rastell's printing of Medwall's Fulgens and Lucrece, for example, was once in the collection of Myles Blomefylde (1525-1603), a physician and alchemist of Bury St Edmunds and Chelmsford. Also in his library were manuscript copies of three of the four Digby Plays: The Conversion ofSt Paul, Mary Magdalene, and Wisdom (this 1 1 John Evans, 'Extracts from the Private Account Book of Sir William More of Loseley Surrey in the Time of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth', Archaeologia, 36 (1856), pp.