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Theatrical Legitimation: Allegories of Genius in Seventeenth-Century England and France

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In Theatrical Legitimation , Timothy Murray provides a post-structural analysis of three frameworks of 17th-century dramatic and literary criticism: authorship, patronage, and spectatorship. Discussing a wide range of primary materials from England and France--including dedicatory epistles, title pages, anti-theatrical tracts, and art treatises-- Murray reflects on different strategies of legitimating theater, all illustrating the period's broader ideological concern with the allegory of genius. Following introductory ...

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Theatrical Legitimation: Allegories of Genius in Seventeenth-Century England and France 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195042689

Hardcover