Theatre and empire : Great Britain on the London stages under James VI and I
This book looks at the genesis of British national identity in the reign of King James I and VI. It does this by studying two things: the political language of the King's project to replace England, Scotland and Wales with a single kingdom of Great Britain; and cultural representations of empire on the public and private stages. -- .
Print Book, English, 2000
Manchester University Press ; Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, Manchester, UK, New York, 2000
Criticism, interpretation, etc
viii, 211 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: James VI and I and the reinvention of Great Britain1 A Jacobean empire2 1603-10: 'Britaine is now, Britaine was of yore'3 1611-13: 'The true Panthaeon of Great Britaine'4 1614-25: Brute, force and ignorance?Afterword: 'Neuer a trve Britaine amongst you?'Index -- .
Expanded ed. of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Cambridge)