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‘Nursed in Blood’: Masculinity and Grief in Marston’s Antonio’s Revenge

Rebecca Yearling

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the relationship between grief, revenge and masculinity in John Marston’s Antonio’s Revenge. Unlike other contemporary revenge dramas, the play ends with Antonio alive and ... More


Paul’s Boys

Roze Hentschell

in St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848813
eISBN:
9780191883187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848813.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on the Children of Paul’s and emphasizes that the boys were choristers for the cathedral first and only occasionally actors. The boys’ spatial milieu, including the Almonry ... More


Towards a New Dramatic Articulation: The Rock and Murder in the Cathedral

Steven Matthews

in T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199574773
eISBN:
9780191760037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574773.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

Chapter Seven carries forward the metaphors of ‘doubleness’ and ‘planes in relation’, as the poetic and integrative strategies underlying Eliot's later work, to consider their literal and practical ... More


Reading Shakespeare miscellaneously: Ben Jonson, Robert Chester, and the Vatum Chorus of Loves Martyr

Matthew Zarnowiecki

in Formal matters: Reading the materials of English Renaissance literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719085536
eISBN:
9781781707173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085536.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Matthew Zarnowiecki examines an Elizabethan literary and textual form that is a product of collective authorship: the poetic miscellany Love’s Martyr. Zarnowiecki sees the miscellany’s formal and ... More


Spectacular Impotence: Or, Things That Hardly Ever Happen in the Critical History of Pornography

MeLissa J. Jones

in Sex before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680764
eISBN:
9781452948560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680764.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the representation of impotency, which is considered both humiliating and entertaining in early modern erotica, and evident in Thomas Nashe’s Choice of Valentines and John ... More


Owning Up to Furor: The “Poets’ War” and Its Aftermath in Sonnets 100–126

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the influences of the so-called “poets’ war” in the Sonnets 100–126. Most of these poems belonged to a period when Shakespeare faced competition posed by a new generation of ... More


‘For Discourse’s Sake Merely’: Political Conversation on the Stage and Off

András Kiséry

in Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In this early seventeenth-century moment, the stage transformed politic wit into a conversational asset, the currency of social self-advancement. Like Hamlet, John Marston’s The Malcontent, Chapman’s ... More


Learning Mingled with Nobility in Shakespeare’s England

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 2.3 analyses the English school of Montaigne in the context of the relationship between Renaissance education and the early modern nobility. The Englished Montaigne––translated by John Florio ... More


Child Singers’ Mediated Bodies

Scott A. Trudell

in Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834663
eISBN:
9780191874031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834663.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Boy vocalists in children’s company plays by Richard Edwards, John Marston, and Ben Jonson were portrayed as ideal vehicles for poetry, as though their charming, dainty music would provide a means of ... More


Introduction: Playing the Long Game

Emily L. King

in Civil Vengeance: Literature, Culture, and Early Modern Revenge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739651
eISBN:
9781501739668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739651.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The introduction establishes the primary attributes of civil vengeance and distinguishes it from traditional revenge. Relying on an examination of literary texts that include Shakespeare’s Hamlet and ... More


Places of Form in Early Modern Poetics: Art, Mind, and Voice

Michael Hetherington

in The Places of Early Modern Criticism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198834687
eISBN:
9780191894749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834687.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

‘Form’ is a notoriously capacious, unreliable, and yet necessary commonplace of both modern and early modern critical vocabulary. This essay explores the flexible and imaginatively generative ways in ... More


The Open Book

Helen Slaney

in The Senecan Aesthetic: A Performance History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198736769
eISBN:
9780191800412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736769.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Senecan tragedy was performed in Latin by university students as an extra-curricular activity during the sixteenth century. Original neo-Latin plays were also produced using senecan vocabulary and ... More


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