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Reading Literature HistoricallyDrama and Poetry from Chaucer to the Reformation$
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Greg Walker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748681013

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681013.001.0001

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Early Tudor Drama and the Arts of Resistance

Early Tudor Drama and the Arts of Resistance

(p.12) (p.13) Chapter 1 Early Tudor Drama and the Arts of Resistance
Reading Literature Historically

Greg Walker

Edinburgh University Press

Examines the complicated conversations with power undertaken by early Tudor courtly drama generally, and explores the various ways in which we might attend to the nuances of those conversations. It uses the work of the social anthropologist James C. Scott as one way of rethinking the ways in which such plays were able to speak truth to power in the period prior to the Reformation. But it suggests also the limits of Scott’s model to describe the full complexity of Tudor courtly conversation, offering a more nuanced approach that might take fuller account of the subtle interactions between playwrights, audiences and royal authority in this period.

Keywords:   Early drama a nd poitics, Henry VIII, James C. Scott, Weapons of the Weak, Hidden Transcript

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