"Make several kingdoms of this monarchy": place and identity in early modern drama

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dc.contributor Ainsworth, David
dc.contributor Burch, Steven D.
dc.contributor Drouin, Jennifer
dc.contributor McElroy, Tricia A.
dc.contributor.advisor O'Dair, Sharon
dc.contributor.author Ferretti, Alexandra Stewart
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:35:47Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:35:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001965
dc.identifier.other Ferretti_alatus_0004D_12438
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2380
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In the phenomenological theory of space and place, best articulated by Yi-Fu Tuan, Edward Casey, J.E. Malpas, and Michel de Certeau, an individual’s experiences inscribe a space (or an undifferentiated area) and make it a place; that place and those experiences contribute to an individual’s identity. In applying this theory to early modern English drama, I contend that we can better understand how Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights responded to the displacement of the English population, as many provincial English moved to London and acquired new physical and social places. Elizabethan playwrights Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe suggest physical place is essential to a character’s identity. For later playwrights like William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, however, physical place is significant but not as central. Instead, as phenomenological theorists posit, place and experiences both contribute to identity.
dc.format.extent 200 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Literature
dc.subject.other English literature
dc.subject.other Theater
dc.title "Make several kingdoms of this monarchy": place and identity in early modern drama
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of English
etdms.degree.discipline English
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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