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The End of Satisfaction: Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare

Heather Hirschfeld

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452741
eISBN:
9780801470639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book recovers the historical specificity and the conceptual vigor of the term “satisfaction” during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Focusing on the term's significance as an ... More


Early Modern Political Aesthetics

Christopher Pye

in The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265046
eISBN:
9780823266678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265046.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter one—an overview--focuses on the relation between aesthetics, history and political formation, engaging As You Like It, King Lear and Dr. Faustus in order to specify the aesthetic as a problem ... More


The Revision of Early Modern Play Texts

Richard Dutton

in Shakespeare, Court Dramatist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198777748
eISBN:
9780191823169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777748.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

There is debate about how and why Elizabethan play texts were revised. Did dramatists complete their plays in what were known as their ‘foul papers’ and then the players reduced them to playing ... More


‘Imagining Boy’: The roots of the myth

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that the remarkable success of the Observations owed much to the subtlety and skill with which its author tapped into a complex web of pre-existent ideas about the supernatural. ... More


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