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French Origins of English Tragedy

Richard Hillman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082764
eISBN:
9781781700044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082764.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book applies to tragic patterns and practices in early modern England a long-standing critical preoccupation with English-French cultural connections in the period. With primary, though not ... More


Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book explores the theme of Christian conversion to Islam in twelve early-modern English plays by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Massinger and others. In these works, conversion from Christianity to Islam ... More


Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Patricia A. Cahill

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that the Elizabethan theatrical repertory was enthralled with the era's martial discourses and beset by its blinding visions. Offering a richly historicized account of the theater's ... More


Sanctified Monarchs: The Massacre at Paris, Edward III, When You See Me, You Know Me, and 1 and 2 If You Know Not Me

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Bale's Kynge Johan had created two paradigmatic characters with which to express its religious and political concerns, both embodied successively in John himself: the sanctified monarch and the ... More


Martial Formations: Marlowe's Theater of Abstractionin , Parts One and Two

Patricia A. Cahill

in Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the status of military science in the playhouse, especially the ways in which the invocation of arithmetical discourses, processional marches, and battle formations displace ... More


At Home with Mammon Matter, Money, and Memory in The Faerie Queene and The Jew of Malta

David Landreth

in The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In Book 2 of The Faerie Queene, the debate between the knight Sir Guyon and the demon Mammon over the value of money is expressed in terms of consumption: money proves to be a value that desires to ... More


The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

The late A. D. Nuttall

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

The Trinity of orthodox Christianity is harmonious. The Trinity for Blake is, conspicuously, not a happy family: the Father and the Son do not get on. It might be thought that so cumbersome a notion ... More


Narcissistic Vision

Eric Langley

in Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers Shakespeare's representation of Roman suicide, considering self-slaughter as a form of self-assertion. The conflict of Christian and Classical becomes apparent in the ... More


Romana mors in Julius Caesar

Eric Langley

in Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines Renaissance theories of vision, exploring the impact of scientific and anatomical discoveries on poetic tropes of eyebeam emission and visual reciprocation. Poems from the ... More


The Literary and Political Activity of Manuscript Verse Collectors

Joshua Eckhardt

in Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559503
eISBN:
9780191721397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559503.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The first chapter introduces early modern English verse collectors, their manuscript verse miscellanies, and the methods that they used to produce these anthologies. After surveying a range of their ... More


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