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Title Games and theatre in Shakespeare's England / edited by Tom Bishop, Gina Bloom, and Erika T. Lin
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource
Series Cultures of Play, 1300-1700
Cultures of play, 1300-1700.
Contents The player's game : the activity of the player in early modern drama / Stephen Purcell -- "The madness of Tenys" and the commercialization of pastimes in early Tudor London / David Kathman -- The roll of the dice and the whims of fate in sixteenth-century morality drama / Katherine Steele Brokaw -- "The games afoote" : playing, preying and projecting in Richard Brome's The court beggar / Heather Hirschfeld -- Playing with paradoxes in Troilus and Cressida / Patricia Badir -- Bowling alone, or the whole point of no return / Paul Menzer -- Playing (in) the streets : games and adaptation in The merchant of Venice / Marissa Greenberg -- The moods of gamification in The tempest / Ellen MacKay -- Videogames and Hamlet : experiencing tragic choice and consequences / Rebecca Bushnell -- Shakespeare videogames, adaptation/appropriation, and collaborative reception / Geoffrey Way -- Shakespeare, game, and play in digital pedagogical Shakespeare games / Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Shawn DeSouza-Coelho -- Epilogue: Field of play : gamifying early modern theatre and performance studies / Natasha Korda
Summary This collection of essays brings together theories of play and game with theatre and performance to produce new understandings of the history and design of early modern English drama. Through literary analysis and embodied practice, an international team of distinguished scholars examines a wide range of games--from dicing to bowling to roleplaying to videogames--to uncover their fascinating ramifications for the stage in Shakespeare's era and our own. Foregrounding ludic elements challenges the traditional view of drama as principally mimesis, or imitation, revealing stageplays to be improvisational experiments and participatory explorations into the motive, means, and value of recreation. Delving into both canonical masterpieces and hidden gems, this innovative volume stakes a claim for play as the crucial link between games and early modern theatre, and for the early modern theatre as a critical site for unraveling the continued cultural significance and performative efficacy of gameplay today
Analysis Drama, theatre, play, games, early modern
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 28, 2021)
Subject Games -- History
Performing arts.
Games in art.
performing arts (discipline)
Literary studies: c. 1500 to c. 1800.
Social and cultural history.
HISTORY -- Social History.
Games in art
Performing arts
Literary studies: c 1400 to c 1600.
Literary studies: plays and playwrights.
Cultural studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Bishop, Tom, 1960- editor.
Bloom, Gina, editor.
Lin, Erika T., 1972- editor.
ISBN 9789048553525