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Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

Kurt A. Schreyer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452901
eISBN:
9780801455100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the relationship between William Shakespeare's plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery plays. Scholars of English theater have long debated ... More


Balaam to Bottom: A Sixteenth-Century Translation

Kurt A. Schreyer

in Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452901
eISBN:
9780801455100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452901.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the ass's head as a material feature of A Midsummer Night's Dream and how its meaning varied and changed from pre-Reformation Chester through the mid-century Reformation to the ... More


Hydra and Rhizome

Harry Berger

in Harrying: Skills of Offense in Shakespeare's Henriad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823256624
eISBN:
9780823261376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256624.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter attempts to connect the generation of Hydra heads with the transgression of the official lines of battle in Henry IV. The Hydra becomes a figure of the continuous process of displacement ... More


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