Solon and Thespis: Law and Theater in the English Renaissance

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"In this attractively titled collection of essays on law and theater in the English Renaissance, Dennis Kezar has assembled an impressive array of talent to focus on the productive and yet vexed relationship of theater and the state. Plays 'tell lies' to their audiences: so argued Solon in his riposte to Thespis, to be followed in due course by Plato's attack on poetry in the "Republic" and all that Jonas Barish has studied under the rubric of "The Antitheatrical Prejudice." This battleground here affords a rich opportunity ...

Solon and Thespis: Law and Theater in the English Renaissance 2007, University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN-13: 9780268033132

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