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Reflection of Africa in Elizabthan and Jacobean Drama and Poetry

Mellen Studies in Literature: Elizabethan & Renaissance Studies v. 128

By (author) Anne B. Mangum
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Jan 2002
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773412557
ISBN-13: 9780773412552
Barcode No: 9780773412552
Synopsis
This study explores literary allusions to Africans against the background of 16th- and early 17th-century English political values - a period of rapid colonization and participation in the slave trade. It examines the lyric poetry of Sidney, Shakespeare, Daniel, Donne, Edward Herbert and Jonson, among others. Dramas include "Titus Andronicus", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Tamburlaine the Great", "Dr Faustus", "Masque of Blackness", "Othello", "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Oroonoko". The conclusion examines the influence on late 20th-century values.

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