© 1991

Theatre of the English and Italian Renaissance

  • J. R. Mulryne
  • Margaret Shewring

Part of the Warwick Studies in the European Humanities book series (WSEH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Performance and Playing Places of the Italian Renaissance

  3. The Italian Renaissance Connection: Ben Jonson

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Brian Parker
      Pages 95-112
  4. The Italian Renaissance Connection: Lyly and Shakespeare

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 238-256

About this book


Theatre of the English and Italian Renaissance studies interrelationships between English and Italian Theatre of the Renaissance period, including texts, performance and performance spaces, and cultural parallels and contrasts. Connections are traced between Italian writers including Aretino, Castiglione and Zorenzo Valla and such English playwrights as Shakespeare, Lyly and Ben Jonson. The impact of Italian popular tradition on Shakespeare's comedies is analysed, together with Jonson's theatrical recreation of Venice, and Italian sources for the court masques of Jonson, Daniel and Campion.


drama theatre William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • J. R. Mulryne
    • 1
  • Margaret Shewring
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Renaissance StudiesUniversity of WarwickUK

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