Romance on the Early Modern Stage

English Expansion Before and After Shakespeare

  • Cyrus Mulready

About this book


What is dramatic romance? Scholars have long turned to Shakespeare's biography to answer this question, marking his 'late plays' as the beginning and end of the dramatic romance. This book identifies an earlier history for this genre, revealing how stage romances imaginatively expanded audience interest in England's emerging global economy.


bibliography biography cultural geography drama economy empire England English expansion history history of literature knowledge play stage William Shakespeare

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  • Cyrus Mulready
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York at New PaltzUSA

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