By Jeremy Lopez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2002
Online Publication Date:September 2009
Subjects: Renaissance and early modern literature
This book provides a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse, formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Focusing on the relationship between the repertory system and the conventions and content of the plays, Jeremy Lopez proposes that understanding the potential for theatrical failure (the way playwrights anticipated it and audiences responded to it) is crucial for understanding the way in which the drama succeeded on the stage.