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Grantley, Darryll

Works: 8 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 1,939 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: PR643.I57, 822.3
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English dramatic interludes, 1300-1580 a reference guide by Darryll Grantley ( )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a guide to that genre of entertainment, starting in the fourteenth century, known as the interlude. Arranged by entry, each includes: account of early editions or manuscripts; authors or sources; modern editions; plot summary; dramatis personae; social issues in the plays; and staging directions, among other valuable details
Christopher Marlowe and English renaissance culture ( Book )
17 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 439 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
London in early modern English drama : representing the built environment by Darryll Grantley ( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 311 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
The body in late medieval and early modern culture ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wit's pilgrimage : drama and the social impact of education in early modern England by Darryll Grantley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 184 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 )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 134 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
Wit's pilgrimage : theatre and the social impact of education in early modern England by Darryll Grantley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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