Ronald Carter Quotes: All Renaissance Drama Especially The

All Renaissance Drama, Especially The Works Of Marlowe And Shakespeare, Is Profoundly Concerned With Shifting Power Relations Within Society. The Individual Was A New Force In Relation To The State. The Threat Of Rebellion, Of The Overturning Of Established Order, Was Forcefully Brought Home To The Elizabethan Public By The Revolt Of The Earl Of Essex, Once The Queen's Favourite. The Contemporary Debate Questioned The Relationship Between Individual Life, The Power And Authority Of The State, And The Establishing Of Moral Absolutes. Where Mediaeval Drama Was Largely Used As A Means Of Showing God's Designs, Drama In Renaissance England Focuses On Man, And Becomes A Way Of Exploring His Weaknesses, Depravities, Flaws - And Qualities.
— Ronald Carter —

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