Gerd Bayer
Search for other papers by Gerd Bayer in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Paratext and drama
in Novel horizons
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

In this chapter, the reopening of theatres in 1660 is taken as a turning-point in the history of drama. Through analyses of numerous prefaces and other forms of paratextual readerly addresses, the chapter shows that dramatic forms were in a state of generic flux at the time. Various examples demonstrate that drama and narrative prose fiction influenced each other, and that the differences between these genres were explicitly discussed in the unofficial poetologies that accompanied theatrical works. Audiences and readers were clearly includes in the process of genre-formation.

  • Collapse
  • Expand
  • Top

Novel horizons

The genre making of Restoration fiction

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 5 5 1
Full Text Views 0 0 0
PDF Downloads 0 0 0