Dr Joe Jarrett publishes ‘Mathematics and Late Elizabethan Drama’ (Palgrave Macmillan)

Dr Jarrett’s book, Mathematics and Late Elizabethan Drama, has just been published with Palgrave Macmillan, in their series of books on Literature, Science and Medicine. It is the first book to examine the influence that sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century mathematical thinking exerted on the writing and production of early modern drama. It examines how the terms, concepts, and implications of early modern mathematics impacted upon the vocabularies, forms, and aesthetics of plays by Marlowe, Greene, Dekker, Shakespeare, and Chettle.