The first study of English historical plays about the Turks, using works in Greek, Arabic, and Turkish. Drawing on Bakhtin's concept of the dialogic, McJannet shows that instead of adverse authorial commentary playwrights such as Marlowe and Fulke Greville use dialogue and commentary to enhance the sultan's stature and mitigate his negative acts.
About the Author
LINDA McJANNET is Professor of English at Bentley College, was educated at Wellesley College and Harvard University. She is the author of The Voice of Elizabethan Stage Directions: The Evolution of a Theatrical Code (1999).