chronicle play

chronicle play

n.
A dramatization of historical material, especially the Elizabethan dramas based on the chronicle histories of England.

chronicle play

n
(Theatre) a drama based on a historical subject
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From beginning to end, Henry V is informed by an acute "metadramatic self-consciousness," which entails a close scrutiny of the discursive modes and conventions associated with the English chronicle play.
The compromises demanded by this redefining and opening up of the monarchically governed state to allow for greater popular participation are inscribed in the two best-known contemporary accounts of the English chronicle play.
Finally, Couragemodell 1949, the third and last of the Brechtian "Modellbucher," renders a detailed account of Brecht's chronicle play Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder as produced by him in Berlin in 1949, once more with Weigel - needless to say - playing the lead; its publication too occurred posthumously, in 1958.
More complex and multivalent than at first it appears, this particular chronicle play not only presents itself as a panegyric of English heroism and national pride (including an allusion to the defeat of the Spanish Armada); (20) it also casts a critical light upon the problems inherent in absolute monarchy as exemplified by the dangerous conduct of a figure such as Edward III who is at once glamorous and repellent, brave and unfeeling, virtuous and potentially vicious.
Murakami reads Pickering's play as a response to Preston's Cambises and she argues that together the plays show how such chronicle plays as these evoke moral positions opposed to those found in the earlier moral dramas.
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After a chapter on actors, plays, and playhouses, he works his way through the plans, with asides on the warrior plays and the chronicle plays as groups.
The same is true in his treatment of the chronicle plays, even though he later approvingly cites Jonathan Goldberg's celebration of the contingency within Renaissance literature (175).
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