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By Tom MacFaul

Fathers are principal to the drama of Shakespeare's time: they're respected, even sacred, but also they are incorrect people who characteristic as stumbling blocks in performs of all genres. In challenge Fathers in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama, Tom MacFaul examines how fathers are paradoxical and virtually anomalous characters at the English Renaissance degree. beginning as figures of convinced authority in early Elizabethan drama, their scope for motion turns into steadily extra limited, until eventually by way of past due Jacobean drama they've got authorized the restrictions in their energy. MacFaul argues that this method issues in the direction of a main issue of patriarchal authority in wider modern tradition. whereas Shakespeare's performs offer a key perception into those shifts, this publication explores the dramatic tradition of the interval extra largely to give the ways that Shakespeare's paintings differed from that of his contemporaries whereas either sharing and informing their creative and ideological preoccupations.

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