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Author Boehrer, Bruce Thomas.

Title Environmental degradation in Jacobean drama [electronic resource] / Bruce Boehrer.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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Description vi, 216 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Middleton and ecological change; 2. Jonson and the universe of things; 3. Shakespeare's dirt; 4. John Fletcher and the ecology of manhood; 5. Dekker's walks and orchards; 6. Heywood and the spectacle of the hunt; Conclusion.
Summary "In Environmental Degradation in Jacobean Drama, Bruce Boehrer provides the first general history of the Shakespearean stage to focus primarily on ecological issues. Early modern English drama was conditioned by the environmental events of the cities and landscapes within which it developed. Boehrer introduces Jacobean London as the first modern European metropolis in an England beset by problems of overpopulation; depletion of resources and species; land, water and air pollution; disease and other health-related issues; and associated changes in social behavior and cultural output. In six chapters he discusses the work of the most productive and influential playwrights of the day: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, Dekker and Heywood, exploring the strategies by which they made sense of radical ecological change in their drama. In the process, Boehrer sketches out these playwrights' differing responses to environmental issues and traces their legacy for later literary formulations of green consciousness"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Environmental degradation in literature.
Human ecology in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107023154
9781107306592 (electronic bk.)

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