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Gender, theatre, and the origins of criticism [electronic resource] : from Dryden to Manley /
by Marcie Frank.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
description
ix, 175 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521818109 (hardback)
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Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
isbn
0521818109 (hardback)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11756307
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-172) and index.
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''¦ this is a book which is worthy of interest and which makes significant claims about the history and the gendering of literary criticism.'Renaissance Journal
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Exploring the theoretical and literary legacy of John Dryden to a number of women writers of the time, this study considers the pre-eminence of gender, sexuality and the theatre in Dryden's critical texts and a number of writers, including Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manley.
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Frank explores the theoretical and literary legacy of Dryden to a number of prominent women writers of the time. She proposes that Dryden develops a native literary tradition that is passed on as an inheritance to his heirs - Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manley.
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Marcie Frank explores the theoretical and literary legacy of John Dryden to a number of prominent women writers of the time. Frank examines the pre-eminence of gender, sexuality and the theatre in Dryden's critical texts that are predominantly rewritings of the work of his own literary precursors - Ben Jonson, Shakespeare and Milton. She proposes that Dryden develops a native literary tradition that is passed on as an inheritance to his heirs--Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manley--as well as to their male contemporaries.
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This 2003 study explores the theoretical and literary legacy of Dryden to a number of prominent women writers of the time. Marcie Frank proposes that Dryden develops a native literary tradition that is passed on as an inheritance to his heirs - Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manley.
Main Description
Marcie Frank explores the theoretical and literary legacy of John Dryden to a number of prominent women writers of his time. Frank examines the pre-eminence of gender, sexuality and the theater in Dryden's critical texts that are predominantly rewritings of the work of his own literary precursors--Ben Jonson, Shakespeare and Milton. She proposes that Dryden develops a native literary tradition that is passed on as an inheritance to his heirs--Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manley--as well as to their male contemporaries.
Main Description
In Gender, Theatre and the Origins of Criticism, which was originally published in 2003, Marcie Frank explores the theoretical and literary legacy of John Dryden to a number of prominent women writers of the time. Frank examines the pre-eminence of gender, sexuality and the theatre in Dryden's critical texts that are predominantly rewritings of the work of his own literary precursors - Ben Jonson, Shakespeare and Milton. She proposes that Dryden develops a native literary tradition that is passed on as an inheritance to his heirs - Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manley - as well as their male contemporaries. Frank describes the development of criticism in the transition from a court-sponsored theatrical culture to one oriented toward a consuming public, with very different attitudes to gender and sexuality. This study also sets out to trace the historical origins of certain aspects of current criticism - the practices of paraphrase, critical self-consciousness and performativity.
Main Description
In Gender, Theatre and the Origins of Criticism, Marcie Frank explores the theoretical and literary legacy of John Dryden to a number of prominent women writers of the time. Frank examines the pre-eminence of gender, sexuality and the theatre in Dryden's critical texts that are predominantly rewritings of the work of his own literary precursors - Ben Jonson, Shakespeare and Milton. She proposes that Dryden develops a native literary tradition that is passed on as an inheritance to his heirs - Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manley - as well as their male contemporaries. Frank describes the development of criticism in the transition from a court-sponsored theatrical culture to one oriented toward a consuming public, with very different attitudes to gender and sexuality. This study also sets out to trace the historical origins of certain aspects of current criticism - the practices of paraphrase, critical self-consciousness and performativity.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: the critical stage
'Equal to ourselves': John Dryden's national literary history
Staging criticism, staging Milton: John Dryden's The State of Innocence
Imitating Shakespeare: gender and criticism
The female playwright and the city lady
Scandals of a female nature
Bibliography
Index
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