Martin White's Renaissance Drama in Action
draws together an extraordinary array of critical voices, literary and theatrical traditions, and dramatic texts in a book that will be of value to undergraduate students and theater professionals alike. With the recent spate of interest in reanimating textual and spatial architectures of the past (from the reconstructed Globe to the many current productions of neglected early modern plays), this book is timely indeed and should prove inspiring to students of performance. Any reader who works through this book will likely be convinced (or reminded) that performance studies is one of the most powerful approaches available for encouraging students to inhabit, revitalize, and transform the way we see that brave old world of early modern drama.Carla Mazzio, Shakespeare Quarterly
[O]verall the book offers an exciting and intellectual way to engage an audience, in this case the reader, in modern theatrical performance, demonstrating that whether seated in a theater or locked in a study, the audience of a Renaissance play can be informed and entertained by a master writer.Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England
About the Author
Martin White is Professor of Theatre at the University of Bristol.