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Author Comensoli, Viviana, author

Title 'Household business' : domestic plays of early modern England / Viviana Comensoli
Published Toronto, Ontario : University of Toronto Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Series Mental and cultural world of Tudor and Stuart England
Mental and cultural world of Tudor and Stuart England.
Contents Medieval and Tudor contexts -- Fashioning marriage codes: 16th century Griseldas -- Domestic tragedy and private life: Civility and the crisis of order ; "A woman killed with kindness" ; "Arden of Feversham" ; "A warning for fair women" ; "A Yorkshire tragedy" ; The menial household and the politics of plenty ; "Two lamentable tragedies" -- Retrograde and preposterous: staging the witch/wife dyad -- Developments in comedy: Prodigal husbands and patient wives ; The household, the brothel, and the house of correction
Summary 'Household Business' traces the genre's origins in the cycle plays of medieval England and examines its aesthetic configurations in relation to extra-literary discourses and practices that underwrote Renaissance ideologies of private life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 7, 2016)
Subject Domestic drama, English -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Families in literature.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Middle class in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442621087 (electronic bk.)
9781442621084 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Domestic plays of early modern England