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Fictions of Credit in the Age of Shakespeare

Fictions of Credit in the Age of Shakespeare

Laura Kolb

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198859697
eISBN:
9780191892066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859697.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In Shakespeare’s England, credit was synonymous with reputation, and reputation developed in the interplay of language, conduct, and social interpretation. As a consequence, artful language and ... More

Shakespeare's EssaysSampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest

Shakespeare's Essays: Sampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest

Peter G. Platt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474463409
eISBN:
9781474490870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463409.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This revisionist study argues that the Essais of Montaigne—made available to Shakespeare and the English-reading world via John Florio’s translated Essayes in 1603—were a crucial factor in the ... More

Shakespeare and the Play Scripts of Private Prayer

Shakespeare and the Play Scripts of Private Prayer

Ceri Sullivan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198857310
eISBN:
9780191890208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857310.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Early modern private prayer shows skill in narration and drama. In manuals and sermons on how to pray, collections of model prayers, scholarly treatises about biblical petitions, and popular tracts ... More

Shakespeare's Body PartsFiguring Sovereignty in the History Plays

Shakespeare's Body Parts: Figuring Sovereignty in the History Plays

Huw Griffiths

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474448703
eISBN:
9781474490863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448703.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book provides a sustained, formalist and theoretically-informed reading of the multiple body parts that litter the dialogue and action of Shakespeare’s history plays, including Henry V, Richard ... More

Hamlet's ChoiceReligion and Resistance in Shakespeare's Revenge Tragedies

Hamlet's Choice: Religion and Resistance in Shakespeare's Revenge Tragedies

Peter Lake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300247817
eISBN:
9780300256703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247817.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This incisive book reveals how in Titus Andronicus and Hamlet, Shakespeare worked through a range of Tudor anxieties, including concerns about the nature of justice, resistance, and salvation. In ... More

Conceiving Desire in Lyly and ShakespeareMetaphor, Cognition and Eros

Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare: Metaphor, Cognition and Eros

Gillian Knoll

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474428521
eISBN:
9781474481175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428521.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare explores the role of the mind in creating erotic experience on the early modern stage. To “conceive” desire is to acknowledge the generative potential of the ... More

Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

Rhodri Lewis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691204512
eISBN:
9780691210926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691204512.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare's engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, the ... More

Imagining Inheritance from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Imagining Inheritance from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Alex Davis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198851424
eISBN:
9780191886010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851424.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores how inheritance was imagined between the lifetimes of Chaucer and Shakespeare. The writing composed during this period was the product of what the historian Georges Duby has called ... More

Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways

Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways

Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454117
eISBN:
9781474481243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This collection of essays examines the most influential meanings of roads in early modern literature and culture. It explores the place of the road in the early modern imagination and so opens ... More

Turn-taking in Shakespeare

Turn-taking in Shakespeare

Oliver Morgan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836353
eISBN:
9780191873614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836353.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Whenever people talk to one another, there are at least two things going on at once. First, and most obviously, there is an exchange of speech. Second, and slightly less obviously, there is a ... More

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