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By Julie Sanders

Literary geographies is an exhilarating new sector of interdisciplinary learn. leading edge and interesting, this ebook applies theories of panorama, area and position from the self-discipline of cultural geography inside an early glossy historic context. other kinds of drama and function are analysed: from advertisement drama through key playwrights to family masques and leisure played through households and in semi-official contexts. Sanders presents a clean examine works from the careers of Ben Jonson, John Milton and Richard Brome, being attentive to geographical areas and habitats like forests, coastlines and arctic landscapes of ice and snow, in addition to the extra frequent locales of early smooth state estates and town streets and areas. total, the publication encourages readers to consider geography as kinetic, embodied and actual, no longer least in its literary configurations, providing a key contribution to early glossy scholarship.

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At first glance, Brome’s 1635 play The Sparagus Garden takes place in a series of rather more landlocked sites and spaces. 19 One of the central knowing jokes of the play is that the garden is attached to a residence that is selling these foodstuffs along 19 See, for example, Mike Dash, Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused (London: Phoenix, 2000). Though, for an important corrective, see also Anne Goldgar, Tulipmania: Money, Honor and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age (University of Chicago Press, 2008).

40–3); see Knowles, ‘The Spectacle of the Realm’, p. 166. Dekker’s 1612 Troia-Nova Triumphans or London Triumphing also makes complex use of ship and shipping imagery as a central imaginative trope (Knowles, ‘The Spectacle of the Realm’, 168). Dekker, London’s Tempe, sig. B1r. 49 London’s Tempe, for example, mentions the ‘Thronges of People’ attending the 1629 event and Heywood’s 1631 pageant Londons Ius Honorarium in honour of George Whitmore of the Haberdashers’ Company (one of the masques in which he collaborated with the Christmas family on the production) acknowledges that the streets of London were full with the mayor’s ‘Children’ or ‘issue’ by means of the beautiful description of all the main buildings being ‘Tyled with faces’.

At first glance, Brome’s 1635 play The Sparagus Garden takes place in a series of rather more landlocked sites and spaces. 19 One of the central knowing jokes of the play is that the garden is attached to a residence that is selling these foodstuffs along 19 See, for example, Mike Dash, Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused (London: Phoenix, 2000). Though, for an important corrective, see also Anne Goldgar, Tulipmania: Money, Honor and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age (University of Chicago Press, 2008).

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