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Politics and political culture in the Court Masque [electronic resource] /
James Knowles.
imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
description
viii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230008941 (hbk.), 9780230008946 (hbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
isbn
0230008941 (hbk.)
9780230008946 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
12029724
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index.
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Main Description
Challenging the deference to royal ideology that often typifies masque criticism, this study argues for the greater involvement of the masque in the wider political culture and discourses of early modern England. Drawing on news-books, contemporary reports, libellous verse and early political cartoons, and ranging across court and non-court texts, this study decentres Stuart masquing culture, to explore how masques participated in politics beyond the court, offering an alternative view of Ben Jonson's interactions with political and popular culture.
Main Description
Challenging the deference to royal ideology that often typifies masque criticism, this study argues for the greater involvement of the masque in the wider political culture and discourses of early modern England. Drawing on news-books, contemporary reports, libellous verse and early political cartoons, and ranging across court and non-court texts, this study decentres Stuart masquing culture, to explore how masques participated in politics beyond the court, offering an alternative view of Ben Jonson’s interactions with political and popular culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Criticism, Consensus and the Political Culture of the Masque
Challenging Cecil
'Crack Kisses not Staves': Gender, Libel and the Masques of 1613-14
'Hoarse With Praising': Gypsies Metamorphosed and the Politics of the Masque
'The Extemporal Din of Balladry': Masquing in the 1620s
'Dwarf Posts from Hell': Towards a Sociology of the Masque
Afterword: The Masque and Stuart Cultural Politics
Bibliography
Index
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