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Prototypes of Festive Comedy in a Pageant Entertainment: <i>Summer’s Last Will and Testament</i>

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Nashe's Summer's Last Will and Testament. Written two or three years before A Midsummer Night's Dream, it presents a variety of roles, gestures, and ways of talking which were ... More


Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

M. Cynthia Oliver

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Beauty pageants are wildly popular in the U.S. Virgin Islands, outnumbering any other single performance event and capturing the attention of the local people from toddlers to seniors. Local beauty ... More


The Demands of the Crown

Caroline M. Barron

in London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257775
eISBN:
9780191717758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.003.01
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter analyses the different areas in which the Crown made demands upon the City. The most obvious demand was for financial help, but the Crown also sought military aid from the city and ... More


Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Gordon Kipling

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The civic triumph, or royal entry, was one of the great ‘spectacles of state’ that stood at the heart of national and civic life in the Middle Ages. It originated in the late fourteenth century as a ... More


Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Graham Dominy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Small and isolated in the Colony of Natal, Fort Napier was long treated like a temporary outpost of the expanding British Empire. Yet British troops manned this South African garrison for over ... More


Introduction

Gordon Kipling

in Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Over a half-century ago, the Dutch cultural historian Johan Huizinga insisted upon the importance of the festival as the ‘supreme expression’ of late medieval culture, ‘the highest mode of collective ... More


Pageants of Sorrow, Celebration and Protest: The Public Culture of American Jews

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the public culture of American Jews. It discusses communal observances that were in part civic rituals of affirmation and self-definition and in part ideological and political ... More


Introduction

Charles Musser

in Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292727
eISBN:
9780520966123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292727.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Defines a mediascape that includes the mass media of newspapers, radio, television and the Internet; audio-visual technologies such as photography, motion pictures, and the telephone; as well as ... More


Pageantry, Pioneers, Panics and Punitive Expeditions: The Pivotal Role of the Garrison in Creating a Colonial State, 1840s–1860s

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of the garrison in the British Empire's establishment of a colonial state in Natal during the period 1840s–1860s. It first explains how the garrison transformed ... More


The Field of Cloth of Gold

Glenn Richardson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300148862
eISBN:
9780300160390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148862.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book provides the history of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy, and mystery. Throughout ... More


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