Performing Masculinity in English University Drama, 1598-1636


Christopher Marlow

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 17.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Referencing early modern English play texts alongside contemporary records, accounts and statutes, this study offers an overdue assessment of the relationship between the dramatic efforts of the universities and early modern male identity. Taking into account the near single-sex constitution of early modern universities, the book argues that performances of university plays, and student responses to them, were key ways of exploring and shaping early modern masculinity.