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Claire M. L. Bourne

in Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 studies the impact of moveable scenes on playbook typography. Play quartos published after 1660 began to use pared-down “place-markers” that simply named the place for readers to “mark” ... More


‘A great Romance feigned to raise wonder’: Literature and the Making of the 1689 Succession

John West

in Stuart Succession Literature: Moments and Transformations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198778172
eISBN:
9780191823626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778172.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Historians have recently explored afresh the conflict and uncertainty surrounding the succession of William and Mary of Orange to the English throne. But literary criticism has offered relatively ... More


Crises of Self and Succession: Cambyses in the English Theatre 1560–1667

Edith Hall

in Beyond Greece and Rome: Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198767114
eISBN:
9780191821301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767114.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter addresses the theatrical reception of the Persian king Cambyses II as portrayed in Herodotus book III. The Achaemenid madman, whose death without issue creates an acute succession ... More


Classical Epic and the London Fairs, 1697–1734

Edith Hall

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0030
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that our understanding of the cultural presence of classical epic in England between Dryden’s Aeneid and Pope’s Homer needs to be supplemented by familiarization with Elkanah ... More


Indian Queens and the Queen Who Brought the Indies: Dryden, Settle, and the Tragedies of Empire

Laura J. Rosenthal

in Ways of the World: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751585
eISBN:
9781501751608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751585.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores how “mixed marriages” captivated audience sympathies. In their dramas, John Dryden (The Indian Queen; The Indian Emperour); Elkanah Settle (The Empress of Morocco); Edward ... More


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