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New Comedic Alazoneia

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The alazon, or the boaster, one of the three main characters in Tractatus Coislinianus, also served as one of the fundamental contributions that New comedy gave to both Shakespeare and Renaissance ... More


Where Are the Girls in English Renaissance Drama?

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/9780748655908.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter offers a literary history of the representation of female children in English Renaissance drama. The subversive potential of girlishness on the early modern stage became neutralised as ... More


Conclusion: Sex, Sin, and Salvation

Elizabeth Archibald

in Incest and the Medieval Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112099
eISBN:
9780191708497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112099.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Incest seems an ever-present danger in medieval literature, although it can be absolved by repentance and grace. The genetic consequences of inbreeding are ignored: children of incest are usually ... More


Greek playbooks and dramatic forms in early modern England

Tanya Pollard

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/9780719085536.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

For Tanya Pollard, the question of how dramatic genres came to take shape on the early modern stage becomes intimately linked to the print history of Greek plays, both on the Continent and in ... More


The Author Staged

Jeffrey Knapp

in Shakespeare Only

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226445717
eISBN:
9780226445731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445731.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on Shakespeare's dramatizations of his authorship in his plays. For recent theater historians, the appearance of authorial proxies in Renaissance drama was an ominous ... More


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

Jeffrey Knapp

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare’s plays were immensely popular in their own day—so why do we refuse to think of them as mass entertainment? In Pleasing Everyone, Jeffrey Knapp opens our eyes to the uncanny resemblance ... More


Postscript: Where’s the Stage at the End of 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/9780801452741.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This concluding chapter discusses how the early modern stage is largely concerned with dramatic content, with the ways in which the theater represented to its audience an early modern problem of ... 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


The Erotics of Doubt

Wendy Beth Hyman

in Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837510
eISBN:
9780191874154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837510.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

“The Erotics of Doubt” contends that the carpe diem trope whose classical form was an expression of pragmatic Epicureanism became, during the religious upheaval of the Reformation, an unlikely but ... More


Cognitive Theatricality: Jongleuresque Imagination on the Early Spanish Stage

Bruce R. Burningham

in Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256555
eISBN:
9780190256579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256555.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Performers have always known what cognitive scientists have only recently discovered: that theater begins and ends in the imagination and that, ultimately, the work of actors is to make audiences see ... More


Shakespeare and Epic

Colin Burrow

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes how the word ‘epic’ spread from its early usages in sixteenth-century Cambridge to influence London poets and dramatists around Shakespeare. The word was associated with the ... More


The Bible in Shakespeare

Hannibal Hamlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677610
eISBN:
9780191757105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677610.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Bible in Shakespeare is the first full-length critical study of biblical allusion in Shakespeare’s plays. There is no book Shakespeare alludes to more often, more significantly, and ... More


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