Elizabethan Orientalism and its Contexts: The Representation of the Orient in Early Modern English Drama

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Elizabethan Orientalism and its Contexts: The Representation of the Orient in Early Modern English Drama

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dc.contributor.author Bayouli, Tahar
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-26T05:37:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-26T05:37:13Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1022
dc.description.abstract The article examines the tradition of Elizabethan Orientalism in relation to the political, historical, and cultural con- text of that time. By establishing diplomacy and economic link with the Middle-East countries, the interests of intellectuals and artists for Orient increased. The study is focused on the image of the Orient in the Elizabethan theatre, claiming that stereotypes, misconcep- tions and excesses in the portrait of the Orient seem to be challenged within the Elizabethan drama. It shows that the Orient was not only presented as a negative Other, backward, fanatic and barbarian – the antipode of civilized Europe – but also presents a number of plays which avoid a stereotyped treatment and show a real interest in ex- ploring and understanding it. Examining the Orientalist tradition in the Elizabethan theatre, the author intends to emphasize the multi- sided nature of Orientalism, which significantly shaped the theatre as a dominant Elizabethan public art form. The studies of scholars and critics investigating Orien en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject orientalis en_US
dc.title Elizabethan Orientalism and its Contexts: The Representation of the Orient in Early Modern English Drama en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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