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Grantley, Darryll

Works: 8 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 2,261 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2673, 822.3
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Most widely held works by Darryll Grantley
Christopher Marlowe and English renaissance culture( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the title suggests, these essays on Christopher Marlowe attempt to place the writer and dramatist in the context of the cultural history of his period, with particular reference to its dynamics of social change, aspiration, exploration, conflict and discordance. As such, what characterizes this collection from the conference held in 1993 at the University of Kent at Canterbury, Marlowe's birthplace, to mark the fourth centenary of his death, is its interdisciplinarity. Several of the essays exemplify the variety of approaches which may be taken to the writing of cultural and intellectual history. While fresh perspectives are offered by adducing new documentary and textual evidence, and through the rereading of Marlowe's work in the context of Elizabethan literary Renaissance, space is given in the selection to different interpretations to stimulate debate
The body in late medieval and early modern culture by Nina Taunton( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English dramatic interludes, 1300-1580 : a reference guide by Darryll Grantley( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darryll Grantley has created a comprehensive guide to the interlude: the extant non-cycle drama in English from the late fourteenth century up to the period in which the London commercial theatre began. As precursors of seventeenth-century drama, not only do these interludes shed important light on the technical and literary development of Shakespearean theatre, buy many are also works of considerable theatrical or cultural interest in themselves. This accessible reference guide provides an entry for each of the (approximately 100) interludes and fragments, typically containing an account of early editions or manuscripts; authorship and sources; modern editions; plot summary and dramatis personae; list of social issues present in the plays; verbal and dramaturgical features; songs and music; allusions and place names; stage directions and comments on staging; and modern productions, among other valuable and informative details. The book has an up-to-date bibliography for each play, along with a general bibliography, indexes of characters and songs, and appendices."--Jacket
London in early modern English drama : representing the built environment by Darryll Grantley( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the early modern stage's representation of London's built environment and material geography during a period in which it became the country's first metropolis, and suggests that the theatre significantly inculcates in Londoners a sense of their unique urban culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In a time of bewilderingly rapid urban growth, the built texture of London becomes a notable dimension of much of the early modern drama that is set there. Darryll Grantley explores, among other things, the emerging sense of the iconic status of some locations, the relationship of place to character and the growing consciousness of the importance of the metropolis and metropolitan living in the period. He also argues that the presence of London as both a setting and a frame of reference reciprocally had a determining effect on the recently emerged commercial theatre itself, helping to shape its conventions of representation."--BOOK JACKET
Wit's pilgrimage : drama and the social impact of education in early modern England by Darryll Grantley( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By examining the relationship between education and drama, Grantley contributes important perspectives on the ways in which drama functioned in society. He explores education as a prominent motif in the aristocratically patronized drama of the 16th century; the contribution of the academy to the evolution of public modes of drama; education and the playwrights; education and the audience; and the representations of learning and social behaviour on the public stage." "Throughout, this study explores the increasing social significance of education in 16th- and 17th-century England, and the reflection of that cultural change in the drama of the period."--Jacket
Historical dictionary of British theatre : early period by Darryll Grantley( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British theatre has a greater tradition than any other, having started all the way back in 1311 and still going strong today. But that is too much for one book to cover, so this volume deals with early theatre and has a cut-off date in 1899. Still, this is almost six centuries, centuries during which British theatre not only developed but produced some of the greatest playwrights of all time and anywhere, including obviously Shakespeare but also Marlowe and Shaw. And they wrote some of the finest plays ever, which are known around the world. So there is plenty for this book to cover, just with the playwrights, plays and actors, but it also has information on stagecraft and theatres, as well as the historical and political background. This book has over 1,183 entries in the dictionary section, these being mainly on playwrights and plays, but others as well including managers and critics, and also on specific theatres, legislative acts and some technical jargon. Then there are entries on the different genres, from comedy to tragedy and everything in between. Inevitably, the chronology is quite long as it has a long period to cover and the introduction provides the necessary overview. The Historical Dictionary of Early British Theatre concludes with a pretty massive bibliography. That will be of use to particularly assiduous researchers, but this book itself is a good place to start any research since it covers periods that are far less well-known and documented, and ordinary theatre-goers will also find useful information."--Publisher's description
Pilgrimage 87( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marsha Norman by Darryll Grantley( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The body in late medieval and early modern culture
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The body in late medieval and early modern cultureEnglish dramatic interludes, 1300-1580 : a reference guideLondon in early modern English drama : representing the built environmentWit's pilgrimage : drama and the social impact of education in early modern England