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‘All my travels' history’: Reading the Locations of Renaissance Plays

Andrew Hadfield

in Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545–1625

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199233656
eISBN:
9780191696626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233656.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores a small sample of dramatic works to provide some sense of the manifold uses to which English Renaissance dramatists put the locations in which they chose to stage their plays. ... More


English Renaissance Criticism

Gary Day

in Literary Criticism: A New History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615636
eISBN:
9780748652099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615636.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the development of English Renaissance criticism. The development of the language is greatly indebted to William Tyndale's translation of the Bible. Protestantism's main ... More


Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruit and Salvage Soyl

Andrew Hadfield

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183457
eISBN:
9780191674044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183457.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that Edmund Spenser's perception and fragmented representation of Ireland shadows the whole narrative of his major work, The Faerie Queene, traditionally regarded as one of the ... More


The Foundations of Shakespeare’s Text: Shakespeare Lecture

H. R. Woudhuysen

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the foundations of Shakespeare's text, starting with a summary of the current views of the texts of his plays and how they should be edited. It then discusses the recent work ... More


Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

John Lee

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198185048
eISBN:
9780191674433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book offers a new approach to the discussion of English Renaissance literary subjectivity. Dissatisfied with much New Historicist and Cultural Materialistic criticism, it attempts to trace the ... More


Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545–1625

Andrew Hadfield

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199233656
eISBN:
9780191696626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233656.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

What was the purpose of representing foreign lands for writers in the English Renaissance? This book argues that writers often used their works as vehicles to reflect on the state of contemporary ... More


Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Martin Wiggins

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Torture and murder are the sort of dirty jobs that rich and powerful men have always considered beneath them. In sixteenth and seventeenth-century English drama, they often employed others to take ... More


Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Jenny C. Mann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A central feature of English Renaissance humanism was its reverence for classical Latin as the one true form of eloquent expression. Yet sixteenth-century writers increasingly came to believe that ... More


Introduction

Martin Wiggins

in Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The assassin, suborned to do another villain's murders, is one of the most recurrent minor figures in plays written during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I. Evidently, murder plots ... More


Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

H. R. Woudhuysen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is the first modern study of the production and circulation of manuscripts during the English Renaissance. The book examines the relationship between manuscript and print, looks at people who ... More


England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Hester Lees-Jeffries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book is about one of the most important features of early modern gardens: the fountain. It is also a detailed study of works by Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, and Ben Jonson, and of an ... More


Introduction

Anna-Maria Hartmann

in English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Mythographies were books that collected, explained, and interpreted myth-related material. Extremely popular during the Renaissance, these works appealed to a wide range of readers. While the ... More


What It Really Means to be English

Emma Sutton

in Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637874
eISBN:
9780748695270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637874.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 5 concentrates on questions of national identity and nationalism, exploring music’s role in the (de)construction of English identity in Orlando, Between the Acts and The Years. It takes as ... More


Introduction: Where’s Satisfaction?

Heather Hirschfeld

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452741
eISBN:
9780801470639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452741.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter begins by looking at how Othello's predicament represents the instance of a conceptual and affective dilemma—a problem of satisfaction—central to the language, plots, and ... More


The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance

Drew Daniel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251278
eISBN:
9780823252701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251278.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book considers melancholy as an “assemblage,” as a network of dynamic, interpretive relationships between persons, bodies, texts, spaces, structures, and things. In doing so, it parts ways with ... More


English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Anna-Maria Hartmann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Greco-Roman mythology and its reception are at the heart of the European Renaissance, and mythographies—texts that collected and explained ancient myths—were considered indispensable companions to ... More


Introduction

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Berger's articles in the field of English Renaissance literature have always had substantial influence among specialists, but the reappearance of these essays, often revised or amplified, in ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey Knapp

in Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Most commentators on mass entertainment restrict the phenomenon to the machine age. The introduction to Pleasing Everyone broadens our conception of mass entertainment by arguing that it should be ... More


Fiery Tongues and Minds Afire: Christian Humanism’s Legacy in Renaissance Poetry

Brett Foster

in Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198778783
eISBN:
9780191823961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778783.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the significance of Christian humanism as an intentional cultural development, which led to some of the most remarkable poetry in the Western tradition. It deals with three ... More


Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Andreas Höfele

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The book argues that powerful exchanges between stage, stake and scaffold – the theatre, the beargarden and the spectacle of public execution – crucially informed Shakespeare’s explorations into the ... More


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