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Misrule as Comedy; Comedy as Misrule

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/9780691149523.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the tendency for Elizabethan comedy to be a saturnalia, rather than to represent saturnalian experience. In Elizabethan England, a direct development of comedy out of festivity ... More


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

Cesar Lombardi Barber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that Elizabethan seasonal festivals such as May Day and Twelfth Night are the key to understanding Shakespeare's comedies. Interweaving anthropology, social history, and literary ... More


Introduction: The Saturnalian Pattern

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/9780691149523.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the connections between Shakespeare's comedies and Elizabethan holidays. It argues that the saturnalian pattern came to Shakespeare from many sources, both in social and ... More


Holiday Custom and Entertainment

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/9780691149523.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During Shakespeare's lifetime, England became conscious of holiday custom as it had not been before, in the very period when in many areas the keeping of holidays was on the decline. Shakespeare, ... More


Elizabethan Music and the Modern World

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The great artists are only international and universal insofar as they are also intensely national. Elizabethan music is still a living force both for today and tomorrow, because it means something ... More


The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Alexandra Gajda

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In sixteenth‐century England, Robert Devereux, 2nd earl of Essex, enjoyed great renown: a favourite of Elizabeth I, Essex was a privy councillor and general of exceptionally powerful ambition, who ... More


Richard Hooker and Anglican Moral Theology

A.J. Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199216161
eISBN:
9780191739248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216161.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Elizabethan Anglican divine Richard Hooker (1554–1600) is often credited with being the founding father of Anglican moral theology. This book is the first major study to examine in depth the ... More


Raising the Dead: Marlowe's Lucan

Dan Hooley

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the issue of the classic in the case of Christopher Marlowe's translation of the first book of Lucan's Bellum Civile. The chapter first explores preliminary issues concerning ... More


Renaissance Misogyny and the Rejection of Petrarch

Diego Zancani

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the origin of the rejection of Petrarch and misogyny during the Renaissance period. It investigates some aspects of a reaction against the Petrarchan poetic clichés among Italian ... More


Pan’s Anniversary

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0078
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the music to the choruses no attempt has been made to reproduce the Elizabethan style of music, but it is hoped that the music is appropriately simple. The music for the “Masquers' Entry,” the ... More


Phantasy Quintet

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0080
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Phantasy Quintet was written at the request of Mr W. W. Cobbett, as one of his series for various combinations of instruments. Cobbett was an amateur violinist, and a patron and enthusiast of ... More


‘Even the earth is not room enough’: Herculean selfhood on the Elizabethan stage

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the influence of Seneca's psychologically and ethically challenging Hercules on Elizabethan tragedy. It argues that political and cultural similarities between imperial Rome and ... 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


CUIUS REGIO, EIUS RELIGIO? THE CHURCHES, POLITICS, AND RELIGIOUS IDENTITIES, 1558–1600

FELICITY HEAL

in Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198269243
eISBN:
9780191602412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269242.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This discusses the political history of the religious settlements between 1558 and the end of the century. It contrasts England and Scotland, roughly characterized by having reformation from above ... More


Peter Martyr Vermigli’s Political Theology and the Elizabethan Church

Torrance Kirby

in The Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264683
eISBN:
9780191734878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264683.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the theological affinity between the Elizabethan church and Peter Martyr Vermigli, the Italian reformer who spent his later career in Zurich. Vermigli’s thought did not simply ... More


Introduction

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/9780199212057.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This Introduction talks about the perspective the book takes regarding the modernity of the Elizabethan martial repertory. The Introduction outlines the structure of the book and the form the ... More


Introduction

Eric Klingelhofer

in Castles and Colonists: An Archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082467
eISBN:
9781781702505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082467.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The epigraph presented at the beginning of this chapter reveals Edmund Spenser's image of Man's creation as a divine plan to colonize that ‘waste and empty place’ forfeited by the Fallen Angels, a ... More


The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Helen Cooper

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a study of romance motifs and conventions, or ‘memes’: ideas that behave like genes or organisms in their ability to replicate, adapt, and survive in different forms and cultures. First ... More


How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Peter Lake

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book presents an analysis of how Shakespeare's plays intersected with the politics and culture of Elizabethan England. With an ageing, childless monarch, lingering divisions due to the ... More


The Regulation of the Dead: Ritual and Reform in the English Church, c.1560–1630

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter traces the long campaign on the part of Elizabethan and Jacobean bishops, theologians, and ordinary clergy to eradicate from the nation all traces of purgatory and intercessory prayer, ... More


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