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Structural Change in the Masques, 1610–1616

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the structural differences in Jonson's later masques – namely Oberon, Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly, Love Restored, and The Irish Masque – compared with those that came ... More


Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This collection explores how concepts of intellectual or learning disability evolved from a range of influences, gradually developing from earlier and decidedly distinct concepts, including ‘idiocy’ ... More


Harlequin Stock-Jobber

Frans De Bruyn

in Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622201
eISBN:
9781800341647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622201.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter is an introduction to Harlequin Stock Jobber, intended to supplement the introductory discussion provided by Meijer in 1892 with an updated consideration of the play’s continuing ... More


Lear’s Fool

Indira Ghose

in Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076923
eISBN:
9781781700983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076923.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter takes a closer look at the book that launched the idea of the wise fool, Erasmus's Praise of Folly. Erasmus is indebted to the ancient concept of learned ignorance that Renaissance ... More


Introduction

Indira Ghose

in Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076923
eISBN:
9781781700983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076923.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines laughter in the Shakespearean theatre in the context of a cultural history of early modern laughter. Few cultural phenomena have undergone as radical a change in meaning as ... More


Prologue

Ryan K. Smith

in Robert Morris's Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300196047
eISBN:
9780300206975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196047.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes George Washington's friendship with Robert Morris and the circumstances that landed Morris in debtors' prison in 1798. Rash speculation and the resulting debt led to Morris's ... More


The Poet Has Collapsed: Coming to Terms with Anne Sexton’s Late Poetics and Public Persona

Jeffery Conway

in This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062204
eISBN:
9780813051895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062204.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“The Poet Has Collapsed” is a sober assessment of Sexton’s later work, specifically the poems written after those included in Transformations. It examines three areas of concern: first, the overuse ... More


Introduction: The Emergent Critical History of Intellectual Disability

Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Intellectual disability is an unstable concept, and its fundamental instability is magnified when we track its history and relation to other concepts. This introductory chapter explores some of the ... More


‘Will-Nots’ and ‘Cannots’: Tracing a Trope in Medieval Thought

Irina Metzler

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

For medieval thinkers, a prominent philosophical, religious and legal problem concerned how to distinguish between the ‘will-not’ and the ‘can-not’. Amassing medieval evidence for the ... More


‘Some have it from Birth, Some by Disposition’:1 Foolishness in Medieval German Literature

Janina Dillig

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines depictions of fools in Middle High German literature to demonstrate that the medieval idea of folly is more complex than a simple opposition to reason, and to ascertain if there ... More


City House, Country House

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0063
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes Oxford's sale of Fisher's Folly. It presents a 20 December 1588 letter from Sir Thomas Cornwallis to Burghley, reporting on his son William's purchase of Fisher's Folly. ... More


The Voice in the Schoolroom

Jennifer Richards

in Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809067
eISBN:
9780191884153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809067.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the centrality of voice to a Latinate, grammar-school education in the sixteenth century. It focuses on the part of rhetoric that has long been missed out of our histories of ... More


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