Stages of Power Paperback

Marlowe and Shakespeare, 1592

by Eric S. Mallin; Paul V. Sullivan;

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Stages of Power

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It is October 1592. Christopher Marlowe, the most accomplished playwright in London, has written "The Massacre at Paris" for his company, the Lord Admiral's Men. Bubonic plague has hit outlying parishes, forcing theaters to close and postponing the season. Ordinarily, the Rose Theatre would debut Marlowe's work, but its subject the St. Bartholomew Day's Massacre is unpleasant and might inflame hostilities against Catholics and their sympathizers, such as merchants on whom trade depends. A new company, the Lord Strange's Men, boasts a young writer, William Shakespeare, who is said to have several barnburners in the queue. A competition is called to decide which company will reopen the theaters. Who will most effectively represent the nation's ideals and energies, its humor and grandeur? One troupe will gain supremacy, primarily for literary but also for cultural, religious, and political reasons. "

Stages of Power by Eric S. Mallin; Paul V. Sullivan was published by The University of North Carolina Press in November 2016. The ISBN for Stages of Power is 9781469631448.

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Details for Stages of Power

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press (November 2016)
Number of Pages120
Thickness5 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4456028
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