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Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Patricia A. Cahill

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that the Elizabethan theatrical repertory was enthralled with the era's martial discourses and beset by its blinding visions. Offering a richly historicized account of the theater's ... More


French Origins of English Tragedy

Richard Hillman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082764
eISBN:
9781781700044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082764.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book applies to tragic patterns and practices in early modern England a long-standing critical preoccupation with English-French cultural connections in the period. With primary, though not ... More


Sanctified Monarchs: The Massacre at Paris, Edward III, When You See Me, You Know Me, and 1 and 2 If You Know Not Me

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Bale's Kynge Johan had created two paradigmatic characters with which to express its religious and political concerns, both embodied successively in John himself: the sanctified monarch and the ... More


Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book explores the theme of Christian conversion to Islam in twelve early-modern English plays by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Massinger and others. In these works, conversion from Christianity to Islam ... More


Martial Formations: Marlowe's Theater of Abstractionin , Parts One and Two

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/9780199212057.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the status of military science in the playhouse, especially the ways in which the invocation of arithmetical discourses, processional marches, and battle formations displace ... More


The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

The late A. D. Nuttall

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

The Trinity of orthodox Christianity is harmonious. The Trinity for Blake is, conspicuously, not a happy family: the Father and the Son do not get on. It might be thought that so cumbersome a notion ... More


At Home with Mammon Matter, Money, and Memory in The Faerie Queene and The Jew of Malta

David Landreth

in The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In Book 2 of The Faerie Queene, the debate between the knight Sir Guyon and the demon Mammon over the value of money is expressed in terms of consumption: money proves to be a value that desires to ... More


Raising the Devil: Marlowe’s Dr Faustus

A. D. Nuttall

in The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

This chapter looks at a strange tragedy by the Elizabethan Christopher Marlowe. Marlowe's Dr Faustus — the story of the magician who sold his soul to the Devil for knowledge and power — looks at ... More


‘An Universal Wolf’: Reification in Early and Late Modernity

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

On the London stages of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, a major theme emerged: exploration of the possibilities of a completely secular, ... More


The Origins of the Stage Assassin II: 1587–1592

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/9780198112280.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

From the first two-thirds of Elizabeth's reign, Cambises and Fedele and Fortunio are the only surviving plays for the popular stage that include assassins. In the years after The Spanish Tragedy, ... More


Choosing Ovids (1)

Maggie Kilgour

in Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199589432
eISBN:
9780191738500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589432.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter shows that Milton became familiar with Ovid at an early age through practices of translation and imitation. Noting close parallels with and specific verbal echoes of Ovid's writing, ... More


Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre

Lisa S. Starks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474430067
eISBN:
9781474476973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430067.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ovid was a multifaceted icon of lovesickness, endless change, libertinism, emotional torment and violence in early modern England. This collection uses adaptation studies in connection with other ... More


Marlowe our Contemporary

Howard Felperin

in The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines an essay by Stephen Greenblatt entitled ‘Marlowe and the Will to Absolute Play’, a strong reading of Christopher Marlowe's plays ... More


Narcissistic Vision

Eric Langley

in Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers Shakespeare's representation of Roman suicide, considering self-slaughter as a form of self-assertion. The conflict of Christian and Classical becomes apparent in the ... More


Romana mors in Julius Caesar

Eric Langley

in Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines Renaissance theories of vision, exploring the impact of scientific and anatomical discoveries on poetic tropes of eyebeam emission and visual reciprocation. Poems from the ... More


The Literary and Political Activity of Manuscript Verse Collectors

Joshua Eckhardt

in Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559503
eISBN:
9780191721397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559503.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The first chapter introduces early modern English verse collectors, their manuscript verse miscellanies, and the methods that they used to produce these anthologies. After surveying a range of their ... More


Last Acts: The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage

Maggie Vinter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284269
eISBN:
9780823286133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284269.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Last Acts: The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage argues that the Elizabethan and Jacobean theater offered playwrights, actors, and audiences important opportunities to practice arts of dying. ... More


Poetry in a World of Things: Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis

Rachel Eisendrath

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226516585
eISBN:
9780226516752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516752.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

We have become used to looking at art from a stance of detachment. In order to be objective, we create a “mental space” between ourselves and the objects of our investigation, separating internal and ... More


Augustan Translation of Silver Latin

Robin Sowerby

in The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the effect that the English Augustan aesthetic — embodied in the example of the Roman Augustan Virgil — had on the translation those silver Latin poets who reacted against the ... More


Sea-Mark: The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

Philip Edwards

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235125
eISBN:
9781846317415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317415
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study explores the many different functions of the voyage metaphor in the work of major writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries — Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William ... More


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