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Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre

Bill Angus


Intelligence and in the Early Modern Theatre explores intrinsic connections between early modern intelligencers and metadrama in the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. It offers insight into why the early modern stage abounds with informer and intelligencer figures. Analysing both the nature of intelligence at the time and the metadrama that such characters generate, the book highlights the significance of intrigue and corruption to dramatic narrative and structure. This study of metadrama reveals some of the most fundamental questions being posed about the legitimacy of authority, authors ... More

Keywords: Intelligence, Metadrama, Early Modern, Theatre, Informers, Authority, Authorship, Audience, Interpretation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474432917
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bill Angus, author
Massey University