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Thomas Nashe and Literary Performance

Chloe Kathleen Preedy

As an instigator of debate and a defender of tradition, a man of letters and a popular hack, a writer of erotica and a spokesman for bishops, an urbane metropolitan and a celebrant of local custom, the various textual performances of Thomas Nashe have elicited, and continue to provoke, a range of contradictory reactions. Nashe's often incongruous authorial characteristics suggest that, as a 'King of Pages', he not only courted controversy but also deliberately cultivated a variety of public personae, acquiring a reputation more slippery than the herrings he celebrated in print. Collectively, the essays in this book illustrate how Nashe excelled at textual performance but his personae became a contested site as readers actively participated and engaged in the reception of Nashe's public image and his works.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publish Date: Jul 23rd, 2024
  • Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781526149466
  • Categories: RenaissanceTheater - History & CriticismModern - 16th Century

About the Author

Willie, Rachel: - Rachel Willie is Lecturer in English Literature at Bangor University
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