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Author: James Bednarz
ISBN: 0231122438
Pages: 266 pages
Publisher: Columbia University Press (May 15, 2001)
Language: English
Category: History & Criticism
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e-Book Shakespeare and the Poets' War epub download

by James Bednarz



Bednarz redraws the Poets' War as a debate on the social function of drama and the status of the dramatist that involved not only Shakespeare and Jonson but also the lesser known John Marston and Thomas Dekker

Bednarz redraws the Poets' War as a debate on the social function of drama and the status of the dramatist that involved not only Shakespeare and Jonson but also the lesser known John Marston and Thomas Dekker. He shows how this controversy, triggered by Jonson's bold new dramatic experiments, directly influenced the writing of As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Troilus and Cressida, and Hamlet, gave rise to the first modern drama criticism in English, and shaped the way we still perceive Shakespeare today.

Bednarz redraws the Poets' War as a debate on the social function of drama and the status of the dramatist that involved not only Shakespeare and Jonson but also the lesser known John Marston and Thomas Dekker

Bednarz redraws the Poets' War as a debate on the social function of drama and the status of the dramatist that involved not only Shakespeare and Jonson but also the lesser known John Marston and Thomas Dekker.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Shakespeare and the Poets' War. Shakespeare and the Poets' War. By James P. Bednarz. In a remarkable piece of detective work, Shakespeare scholar James Bednarz traces the Bard's legendary wit-combats with Ben Jonson to their source during the Poets' War. Bednarz offers the most thorough reevaluation of this "War of the Theaters" since Harbage's Shakespeare and the Rival Traditions, revealing a new vision of Shakespeare as a playwright intimately concerned with the production of his plays, the opinions of his rivals, and the impact his works had on their original audiences.

Bednarz distinguishes himself from earlier scholars of the Poets' War from the outset of the book with two particularĀ .

Bednarz distinguishes himself from earlier scholars of the Poets' War from the outset of the book with two particular arguments . James Bednarz writes about something that had been discussed in 1899 by Roscoe Addison Small in his book-"The Stage-Quarrel Between Ben Jonson and the So-Called Poetasters" (since reissued in 1966). Essentially, there was some sort of war of the words within their respective plays between Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, John Marston, and Thomas Dekker.

In a remarkable piece of detective work, Shakespeare scholar James Bednarz traces the Bard's legendary wit-combats with Ben Jonson to their source during the Poets' War.

In book: Shakespeare and the Truth of Love, p. 40-162. This Companion provides a full introduction to the poetry of William Shakespeare through discussion of his freestanding narrative poems, the Sonnets, and his plays. Cite this publication.

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JAMES P. BEDNARZ is Professor of English at Long Island University, USA, where he has received the Trustees' Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the DavidĀ . He is the author of Shakespeare and the Poets' War (2001). BEDNARZ is Professor of English at Long Island University, USA, where he has received the Trustees' Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has published widely in international journals and contributed chapters to a number of high profile collections on Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

In a remarkable piece of detective work, Shakespeare scholar James Bednarz traces the Bard's legendary wit-combats with Ben Jonson to their source during the Poets' War. Bednarz offers the most thorough reevaluation of this "War of the Theaters" since Harbage's Shakespeare and the Rival Traditions, revealing a new vision of Shakespeare as a playwright intimately concerned with the production of his plays, the opinions of his rivals, and the impact his works had on their original audiences. Rather than viewing Shakespeare as an anonymous creator, Shakespeare and the Poets' War re-creates the contentious entertainment industry that fostered his genius when he first began to write at the Globe in 1599.Bednarz redraws the Poets' War as a debate on the social function of drama and the status of the dramatist that involved not only Shakespeare and Jonson but also the lesser known John Marston and Thomas Dekker. He shows how this controversy, triggered by Jonson's bold new dramatic experiments, directly influenced the writing of As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Troilus and Cressida, and Hamlet, gave rise to the first modern drama criticism in English, and shaped the way we still perceive Shakespeare today.