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Title: Solon and Thespis: Law and Theater in the English Renaissance
ISBN: 0268033137
ISBN13: 978-0268033132
Other Formats: lit docx lrf mobi
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1st Edition edition (January 15, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1363 kb
Size EPUB version: 1314 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




"In this attractively titled collection of essays on law and theater in the English Renaissance, Dennis Kezar has assembled an impressive array of talent to focus on the productive and yet vexed relationship of theater and the state. Plays 'tell lies' to their audiences: so argued Solon in his riposte to Thespis, to be followed in due course by Plato's attack on poetry in the Republic and all that Jonas Barish has studied under the rubric of The Antitheatrical Prejudice. This battleground here affords a rich opportunity for an exploration of 'an institutional antagonism over the tenuous distinction between theater's inconsequential fiction and the real world's socially consequential fact.' This volume is a truly valuable contribution to the growing interest in law and literature, here brought to bear on the great drama of Shakespeare, Jonson, Dekker, Marston, Chapman, and their contemporaries." —David Bevington, Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago "The diversity of topics explored in this excellent collection makes it a valuable addition to the burgeoning field of early modern law, theater, and literature studies. The essays included here touch on a wide range of material—from Dekker to Shakespeare to Chapman and Bacon; and in doing so, they explore the tensions between Solon and Thespis in such a way as to make the work of analyzing the relationship between literature and the law seem not only fruitful, but in fact essential to a deeper understanding of both." —Jeremy Lopez, University of Toronto