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From Intrigue to Detection: Transformations of Classical Comedy, 1566–1594

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores further the significance of forensic rhetoric in Latin intrigue comedies, which reflexively identify their own ‘probability’ (their power to convince us as stories) with legal ... More


After Adlington: Apuleius in England (1566–1660)

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Apuleian influences in England. Topics covered include George Gascoigne's Apuleian sonnets, Apuleian allusions in the works of Ben Jonson, and the Greene-Nashe-Harvery ... More


Wound‐man Walking: Visceral History and Traumatized Bodies in

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/9780199212057.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores war casualties and considers how Elizabethan history plays narrate trauma through the figure of the survivor of military violence. It focuses on the anonymous A Larum for ... More


Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

R. W. Maslen

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that English writers of prose fiction from the 1550s to the 1570s produced some of the most daringly innovative publications of the sixteenth century. Through close examination of a ... More


Epilogue: ‘Continuell chaunge’

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This concluding chapter analyses the idea of the literary ‘device’ as it is handled by Wyatt and his immediate literary successors—the poets emerging from the Inns of Court literary sphere and, after ... More


The Queen and the Hermit: the Tale of Hemetes (1575)

Gabriel Heaton

in Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the Tale of Hemetes, performed before Queen Elizabeth as part of the Woodstock entertainment of September 1575. It examines how the entertainment echoes in complex ways the ... More


George Gascoigne and the Fiction of Failure

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

George Gascoigne specialized in the fiction of failure. His narratives in prose and verse record the mournful resilience of youths whose aspirations fade and superannuated lovers whose hopes are ... More


Conclusion: Hideous Progeny

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

As Gosson might have anticipated, the monstrous fictions of the 1570s had many offspring. The volumes of energetic prose produced by Greene and Lodge in the 1580s are only the most self-conscious of ... More


The Making of Master G.H.: Gascoigne, Whetstone, Grange, and Harvey

Katharine Wilson

in Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter is a study of the impact of Gascoigne's groundbreaking fiction, ‘A Discourse of the Adventures Passed by Master F. J.’ (1573) and its imitation by three subsequent writers: George ... More


The Campaign: An Assessment

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Six-Day War cannot be seen as a shining example of British military genius. In fact, it was a “text-book case of how not to conduct a campaign”. The problems of poor military intelligence are ... More


Erasing an Author's Life: George Gascoigne's Revision of One Hundreth Sundrie Flowres (1573) in His Posies (1575)

Meredith Anne Skura

in Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226761879
eISBN:
9780226761886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761886.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

George Gascoigne's 1573 miscellany A Hundreth Sundrie Flowres presents itself as a collection of fashionable verse by a number of witty young authors, written on various occasions and printed without ... More


Invention

Roland Greene

in Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226000633
eISBN:
9780226000770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000770.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Rabelais’s Third Book of Pantagruel talks about the physical and botanical properties of the herb Pantagruelion—an imaginary amalgamation of plants such as hemp, cotton, and flax, as well as minerals ... More


Roaring Girls and Unruly Women: Producing Femininities

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter investigates the way the discourse of girlhood produced gendered identities in George Gascoigne’s The Adventures of Master F. J., Shakespeare’s The First Part of Henry the Sixth and ... More


Greek Plays in England

Tanya Pollard

in Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198793113
eISBN:
9780191835063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793113.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 1, “Greek Plays in England,” argues that England played a crucial role in new transnational conversations about rediscovered Greek plays. The chapter traces the history of scholarship, ... More


‘Masking naked in a net’: Author and Text in the Works of Gascoigne and Harington

Jane Griffiths

in Diverting Authorities: Experimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and Print

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654512
eISBN:
9780191789434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654512.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers the works of George Gascoigne and Sir John Harington as examples of an emerging interest in the way in which the format of a book shaped reception of the text it contained. ... More


Embattled on Many Fronts (1569–1572)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter reveals how Churchyard played the part of amateur spy and undertook self-appointed intelligence-gathering in Bath for Cecil. It identifies how Churchyard was involved in monitoring the ... More


‘My Whole Workes’ (1575)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Churchyard’s first miscellany, Churchyardes Chippes, and its relation to other single-authored collections published in the 1560s and 1570s by Barnabe Googe, George Gascoigne, ... More


Martial Art (1578–1580)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the issues raised in the various different sorts of military books Churchyard writes during the late 1570s. After comparing Churchyard’s work to the military writings of his ... More


Early Tudor Poetry: Courtliness and Print

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

After noting the evidence for the public performance of poetry in Continental Europe, this chapter turns to the impact of print on English poetry: from the late fifteenth century, the printers Caxton ... More


‘A Very Perfect Forme of a Will’: The Fictional Testament

Alex Davis

in Imagining Inheritance from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198851424
eISBN:
9780191886010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851424.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In the late medieval and early modern periods, the last will and testament was not just a legal document; it was also a kind of literature. A range of poems and prose that engaged with the ... More


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