Arden of Faversham: A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides) (Hardcover)
One of the earliest domestic tragedies, Arden of Faversham is a powerful Elizabethan drama based on the real-life murder of Thomas Arden. This Critical Readerpresents the first collection of essays specifically focused upon Arden of Faversham. It highlights the way in which this important play from the early 1590s stands at several different critical intersections.
Focused research chapters propose new directions for exploring the play in the light of ecocriticism, genre studies, critical race studies and narratives of dispossession. It also looks forward to Arden of Faversham's role and status in a less author-centred critical climate. Chapters explore how this anonymous and canonically marginal play has been approached in the past by scholars and theatre-makers and the frameworks that have offered productive insight into its unique features. The volume includes chapters covering a wide range of critical discourses and resources available for its study, as well as offering practical approaches to the play in the classroom.
About the Author
Peter Kirwan is Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Performance at Mary Baldwin University, USA. Duncan Salkeld is Professor Emeritus at the University of Chichester and Visiting Professor at the University of Roehampton, UK.