John Fletcher's Rome: Questioning the Classics - Revels Plays Companion Library (Hardback)
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John Fletcher's Rome: Questioning the Classics - Revels Plays Companion Library (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages
Published: 15/03/2022
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John Fletcher’s Rome is the first book to explore John Fletcher’s engagement with classical antiquity. Like Shakespeare and Jonson, Fletcher wrote, alone or in collaboration, a number of Roman plays: Bonduca, Valentinian, The False One and The Prophetess. Unlike Shakespeare’s or Jonson’s, however, Fletcher’s Roman plays have seldom been the subject of critical discussion.

Domenico Lovascio’s ground-breaking study examines these plays as a group for the first time, thus identifying disorientation as the unifying principle of Fletcher’s portrayal of imperial Rome. John Fletcher’s Rome argues that Fletcher’s dramatization of ancient Rome exudes a sense of detachment and scepticism as to the authority of Roman models resulting from his irreverent approach to the classics. The book sheds new light on Fletcher’s intellectual life, his vision of history, and the interconnections between these plays and the rest of his canon.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526157386
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 14 mm


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'This monograph, ground-breaking as it is in several respects, valuably remindsus that Shakespeare and Jonson were not the only dramatists to write ‘Romanplays’... Lovascio is to be thanked for this valuable work...'Early Theatre'John Fletcher’s Rome itself, along with Lovascio’s other scholarship, has greatly contributed to the exploration of the work of this important dramatist and of the period generally, clearing the way for further research while serving as a shining example to emulate.'Shakespeare Quarterly - .

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