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Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern England: The Material Life of the Household

Catherine Richardson


In a theatre that self-consciously cultivated its audiences' imagination, how and what did playgoers ‘see’ on the stage? This book reconstructs one aspect of that imaginative process, considering a range of printed and documentary evidence for the way ordinary individuals thought about their houses and households. It then explores how writers of domestic tragedies engaged those attitudes to shape their representations of domesticity. The book therefore offers a way of understanding theatrical representations based around a truly interdisciplinary study of the interaction between literary and h ... More

Keywords: domestic tragedies, domesticity, households, court depositions, wills, inventories, morality, Arden of Faversham, Two Lamentable Tragedies, Yorkshire Tragedy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719065446
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719065446.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Richardson, author