Richard Brome : place and politics on the Caroline stage

STEGGLE, Matthew (2004). Richard Brome : place and politics on the Caroline stage. Revels Plays Companion Library . Manchester, Manchester University Press.

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Richard Brome was the leading comic playwright of 1630s London. Starting his career as a manservant to Ben Jonson, he wrote a string of highly successful comedies which were influential in British theatre long after Brome's own playwriting career was cut short by the closure of the theatres in 1642.This book offers the first full-length chronological account of Brome's life and works, drawing on a wide range of recently rediscovered manuscript sources. Each of the surviving plays is discussed in relation to its social and political context, and its sense of place. A final chapter reviews Brome's enduring stageworthiness into the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the most recent Brome revivals.

Item Type: Authored Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Humanities Research Centre
Depositing User: Matthew Steggle
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 13:14
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