Theatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern England - Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture 31 (Hardback)
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Theatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern England - Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture 31 (Hardback)

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Hardback 214 Pages / Published: 04/02/1999
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This interesting study examines emotional responses to socio-economic pressures in early modern England, as they are revealed in plays, historical narratives and biographical accounts of the period. These texts yield fascinating insights into the various, often unpredictable, ways in which people coped with the exigencies of credit, debt, mortgaging and capital ventures. Plays discussed include Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Timon of Athens, Jonson's The Alchemist and Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts. They are paired with writings by and about the finances of the corrupt Earl of Suffolk, the privateer Walter Raleigh, the royal agent Thomas Gresham, theatre entrepreneur James Burbage, and the Lord Treasurer Lionel Cranfield. Leinwand's new readings of these texts reveal a blend of affect and cognition concerning finance that includes nostalgia, anger, contempt, embarrassment, tenacity, bravado and humility.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521640312
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...Leinwand provides a fascinating glimpse into both early modern economic practices and the variety of the age's affective responses to them." Choice
"The renewed interest...has enriched and complicated our understanding of the early modern period and its literature...Leinwand's accounts...are impressive in their detail..." Renaissance Quarterly

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