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109. Theater and Performance in the Age of Dryden

Thursday, 9 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Chicago C, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the MLA Publications Committee

Presiding: Deborah H. Holdstein, Columbia Coll., IL

Speakers: Lisa A. Freeman, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Nicole Horejsi, Columbia Univ.; Blair G. Hoxby, Stanford Univ.; Deborah Payne, American Univ.; Denys Van Renen, Univ. of Nebraska, Kearney

Session Description:

Speakers address topics related to the overarching theme of the panel, including improvisation and empire in Dryden's Aureng-Zebe; the politics of complicity in Dryden's Amphitryon; or, The Two Sosias; Roman sources of Oriental tragedy; Dryden's performative tragedy; and cultural and economic (il)logics of the Restoration stage.


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