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Author McCluskey, Peter Matthew, author

Title Representations of Flemish immigrants on the early modern stage / Peter Matthew McCluskey
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in performance and early modern drama
Studies in performance and early modern drama
Summary Immigrants from the Low Countries constituted the largest population of resident aliens in early modern England. Possessing superior technology in a number of fields and enjoying governmental protection, the Flemish were charged by many native artisans with unfair economic competition. With xenophobic sentiments running so high that riots and disorders occurred throughout the sixteenth century, Elizabeth I directed her dramatic censor to suppress material that might incite further disorder, forcing playwrights to develop strategies to address the alien problem indirectly. Representations of Flemish Immigrants on the Early Modern Stage describes the immigrant community during this period and explores the consistently negative representations of Flemish immigrants in Tudor interludes, the impact of censorship, the playwrighting strategies that eluded it, and the continuation of these methods until the closing of the theatres in 1642
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 27, 2018)
Subject English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism
Immigrants in literature
DRAMA / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
English drama.
Immigrants in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 135177140X