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Orlin, Lena Cowen

Works: 24 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 6,458 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Sources  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Other
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Most widely held works by Lena Cowen Orlin
Locating privacy in Tudor London by Lena Cowen Orlin( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlin paints a dense picture of everyday life in Renaissance England, with an emphasis on personal privacy, the built environment, and the life story of a remarkable woman - merchant's wife and mother of four, Alice Barnham - with a central role in some of the most important untold stories of 16th-century women
Material London, ca. 1600 by Lena Cowen Orlin( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1500 and 1700, London grew from a minor national capital to the largest city in Europe. The defining period of growth was the period from 1550 to 1650, the midpoint of which coincided with the end of Elizabeth I's reign and the height of Shakespeare's theatrical career. In Material London ca. 1600, Lena Cowen Orlin and a distinguished group of social, intellectual, urban, architectural, and agrarian historians, archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, and literary critics explore the ideas, structures, and practices that distinguished London before the Great Fire, basing their investigations on the material traces in artifacts, playtexts, documents, graphic arts, and archaeological remains.In order to evoke "material London, ca. 1600", each scholar examines a different aspect of one of the great world cities at a critical moment in Western history. Several chapters give broad panoramic and authoritative views: what architectural forms charaterized the built city around 1600; how London's citizens incorporated the new commercialism of their culture into their moral views. Other essays offer sharply focused studies: how Irish mantles were adopted as elite fashions in the hybrid culture of the court; how the city authorities clashed with the church hierarchy over the building of a small bookshop; how London figured in Ben Jonson's exploration of the role of the poet. Although all the authors situate the material world of early modern London -- its objects, products, literatures, built environment, and economics practices -- in its broader political and cultural contexts, provocative debates and exchanges remain both within and between the essays as to what constitutes "materialLondon, ca. 1600"
Private matters and public culture in post-Reformation England by Lena Cowen Orlin( Book )

18 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to Holinshed's Chronicles, Thomas Arden was murdered by his wife, her lover, and several accomplices in 1551. Holinshed apologizes for including in his state history what seems to be "but a private matter," although at the same time he asserts that the "horribleness" of the act justifies public retelling. Alice Arden's crime was popularized in Arden of Feversham (1592), a play that initiated the genre of domestic tragedy and thrust private conflict onto the stage of public discourse
Shakespeare without boundaries : essays in honor of Dieter Mehl by Christa Jansohn( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare without Boundaries: Essays in Honor of Dieter Mehl offers a wide-ranging collection of essays written by an international team of distinguished scholars who attempt to define, to challenge, and to erode boundaries that currently inhibitunderstanding of Shakespeare, and to exemplify how approaches that defy traditional bounds of study and criticism may enhance understanding and enjoyment of a dramatist who acknowledged no boundaries in art. The Volume is published in tribute to Professor Dieter Mehl, whose critical and scholarly work on authors from Chaucer through Shakespeare to D
Shakespeare : an Oxford guide( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide provides a practical and stimulating introduction to all aspects of Shakespeare studies, including over 40 specially commissioned essays by an outstanding international team of Shakespeare scholars, with each essay written in a concise, accessible, and engaging style and followed by annotated suggestions for further reading."--Jacket
Women Making Shakespeare : Text, Reception, Performance( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women Making Shakespeare presents a series of 20-25 short essays that draw on a variety of resources, including interviews with directors, actors, and other performance practitioners, to explore the place (or constitutive absence) of women in the Shakespearean text and in the history of Shakespearean reception - the many ways women, working individually or in communities, have shaped and transformed the reception, performance, and teaching of Shakespeare from the 17th century to the present. The book highlights the essential role Shakespeare's texts have played in the historical development of feminism. Rather than a traditional collection of essays, Women Making Shakespeare brings together materials from diverse resources and uses diverse research methods to create something new and transformative. Among the many women's interactions with Shakespeare to be considered are acting (whether on the professional stage, in film, on lecture tours, or in staged readings), editing, teaching, academic writing, and recycling through adaptations and appropriations (film, novels, poems, plays, visual arts)"--
Othello( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of recent essays provides readers with examples of feminist, new-historicist, cultural materialist, deconstructive, and post-colonial criticism of Othello. Together they show how Shakespeare's play continues to signify in popular culture as well as in critical history. The volume includes a helpful introduction on critical approaches to Shakespeare and a guide to further reading
Elizabethan households : an anthology by Lena Cowen Orlin( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello : the state of play by Lena Cowen Orlin( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark collection of essays from leading international scholars offering a variety of perspectives on Othello. In recent years, work on Othello has engaged every scholarly interest: textual studies, historicism, feminism, gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, post-colonial studies, reception studies, and more. The essays in this volume are based in scrupulous close reading, are historically informed, are theoretically sophisticated, taking Othello in new directions and giving students a wide range of routes into the play for their continuing study"--
Staging Shakespeare : essays in honor of Alan C. Dessen by Lena Cowen Orlin( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Renaissance : a sourcebook by Lena Cowen Orlin( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of rare and classic documents provides students with source material and context for studying the literature of Shakespeare's age. The documents are supported by substantial editorial matter, including an authoritative introduction which outlines key historical events, movements, and literary and cultural issues of the time
Center or margin : revisions of the English Renaissance in honor of Leeds Barroll( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I & her people by Tarnya Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of Queen Elizabeth I, which spanned over forty years, was a time of economic stability, with outstanding successes in the fields of maritime exploration and defense. This book explores the stories of those individuals whose achievements brought about these changes in the context of an emerging national identity
Othello, William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of recent essays provides readers with examples of feminist, new historicist, cultural materialist, deconstructive and post-colonial criticism of 'Othello'. Together they show how Shakespeare's play continues to signify in popular culture as well as in critical history
The Bedford Shakespeare : based on the new Cambridge Shakespeare edition by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, the collected works you've been waiting for: visual, historical, contextualized. Based on the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, The Bedford Shakespeare gathers the 25 most frequently taught plays and augments them with the rich historical and contextual materials you expect from Bedford/St. Martin's. Thoughtful, provocative analysis by eminent scholars Russ McDonald and Lena Cowen Orlin offers students concrete entry points into the plays and creates opportunities for lively classroom discussion. A lavish collection of images throughout the book features production shots, paintings, film stills, Renaissance woodcuts, maps, and more, to help students visualize what they are reading.--
Man's house as his castle in Elizabethan domestic tragedy by Lena Cowen Orlin( )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author-Network: City Plays, Dramatic Authorship, and Other Early Modern Assemblages by John Robert Ladd( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous approaches to networks and collaboration in early modern drama deal with either "in-text" networks of representation or "around-text" networks of print culture. My approach will be to discuss both an around-text network, authorship, and an in-text network, the representations of cities. By using Latour's actor-network theory, I will propose that the relationship between the two networks is reciprocal: early modern authorship and representations of London affected one another and developed simultaneously, together constituting a larger network that I hope to describe through close analysis of particular texts. Representations of London in the city plays will be subject to the same actor-network analysis as authorship, and four particular plays, Sir Thomas More, The Roaring Girl, Eastward Ho, and Bartholomew Fair, will guide me through a discussion of how both networks affected and are affected by one another while generating increased mobility in the areas of class, gender, and authority. By thinking about cities and their representations as intrinsically and reciprocally related to authorship, the process-centered concept of the actor-network can bring us closer to an understanding of early modern cities as authored, and of an authorship that resembles a city-network. It's my contention that this framing of both networks will be closer to our present-day experience of both cities and authors
The fashioning and functioning of the British country house by Symposium "The Fashioning and Functioning of the British Country House"( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women on Trial: Representing Women Litigants in Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama by Sara Deutch Schotland( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial scenes in the Elizabethan and Jacobean dramas invite consideration of serious problems that vexed the legal system of the period. I examine the role of women at trial in The White Devil, Appius and Virginia, The Devil's Law Case, Henry VIII, The Winter's Tale, The Famous History of Sir Thomas Wyatt, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, and The Queen of Corinth. I consider in particular the problem of the partial judge. I argue that through the trial scenes the playwrights engage in an important topical debate as they criticize the biased and/or overstepping judge
Night over Taos : Maxwell Anderson's sources and artistry by Lena Cowen Orlin( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Locating privacy in Tudor London
Material London, ca. 1600Shakespeare without boundaries : essays in honor of Dieter MehlShakespeare : an Oxford guideOthelloStaging Shakespeare : essays in honor of Alan C. DessenThe Renaissance : a sourcebookCenter or margin : revisions of the English Renaissance in honor of Leeds BarrollOthello, William Shakespeare
Alternative Names
Cowen Orlin, Lena

Cowen Orlin Lena 1952-....

Orlin, Lena C.

Orlin, Lena C. 1952-

English (153)