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Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage

Nina Levine


Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage explores the stage’s unprecedented local turn in late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century London. By taking the city as its subject, this book argues that the stage made possible a radical reorienting of theatrical practice, opening up a reflexive space within which an increasingly diverse population might begin to “practice” the city. In this, the stage began to operate as a medium as well as a model for urban experience. The story this book tells, through the close reading of plays in relation to networks of urban activity, is about the ... More

Keywords: London stage, early modern London, theater as medium, urban networks, urban plurality, urbanization, 1 and 2 Henry IV, Sir Thomas More, Englishmen for My Money, The Roaring Girl

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823267866
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267866.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nina Levine, author
University of South Carolina

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