Early Modern Academic Drama

Early Modern Academic Drama

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Contributors to this collection argue for the importance of academic drama as a site of cultural production in England from 1500 to 1700. They explore how these plays address various aspects of culture, including the relationship between the academy and the state, the tensions between humanism and religious reform, the social profits and economic liabilities of formal education, and the increasing involvement of universities in the commercial market, among other issues.A Prologue, Interlocution, and Epilogue are spoken by Mercury, the god of both linguistic and manual dexterity and ... in act 3, three characters engage in a lengthy discussion of the moral problems and practical merits of marine insurance, anbsp;...

Title:Early Modern Academic Drama
Author:Jonathan Walker, Paul D. Streufert
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008


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