Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court by Kevin Curran

By Kevin Curran

Marriage, functionality, and Politics on the Jacobean courtroom constitutes the 1st full-length learn of Jacobean nuptial functionality, a hitherto unexplored department of early sleek theater including masques and entertainments played for high-profile weddings. Scripted by means of such writers as Ben Jonson, Thomas Campion, George Chapman, and Francis Beaumont, those entertainments have been fastened for the most major political occasions of James's English reign.

Here Kevin Curran analyzes all six of the elite weddings celebrated on the Jacobean courtroom, studying the masques and entertainments that headlined those occasions along contemporaneously produced panegyrics, competition books, sermons, parliamentary speeches, and different resources. The examine indicates how, jointly, marriage ceremony entertainments became the belief of union right into a politically flexible type of nationwide illustration and provided new methods of imagining a in particular Jacobean kind of nationwide identification by means of doing so.

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