Shakespeare and the Play Scripts of Private Prayer

Author:   Ceri Sullivan (Professor of English, Cardiff University)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780198857310


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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Imagine a society where every single adult was trained in, and practised, composing short original texts, every single day. This project asks an audacious question: at the turn of the seventeenth century, did changes in writing private prayers underlie major developments in drama? Required to pray independently, convinced their private prayers had an impact on the course of events, the laity developed literary--indeed, specifically dramatic--skills: in characterisation, in counter-factual narrative, and in striking verbal forms. Playwrights interested in experiments in form, particularly Shakespeare, gleefully seized on this novel expertise in their audience.

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Author:   Ceri Sullivan (Professor of English, Cardiff University)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
ISBN:  

9780198857310


ISBN 10:   0198857314
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction: Creativity in Private Prayers 2: Techniques to Compose Private Prayers 3: Scripting a Role for the Speaker of Private Prayer: 2 and 3 Henry VI 4: Discerning a Response to Private Prayer: Richard III and Henry V 5: The Special Case of Royal Private Prayer: Henry VIII and Richard II 6: Afterword: Staging Private Prayer Appendix A. Sample contents pages of printed private prayer books Appendix B. Sample prayers on childbirth Appendix C. Sample prayers on work

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Ceri Sullivan is a Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University, and the author of five books about the literary features that structure early modern texts about religion, trade, bureaucracy, and rhetoric. She was educated at the University of Oxford, and was formerly a banking systems analyst in the City of London and an NGO worker in sub-Saharan Africa.

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