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‘Untired Spirits and Formal Constancy’: Julius Caesar

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Returning to Shakespeare, this chapter looks at the lines quoted at the beginning of the first chapter: ‘Let not our looks put on our purposes; But bear it as our Roman actors do, With untired ... More


Cicero and the Roman Actors

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

More than any other writer, Marcus Tullius Cicero defined for posterity the concept of ‘Roman virtue’. His philosophical works blended an eclectic but Stoic-flavoured version of Greek ethical thought ... More


Deliberation, Tyranny, and Time in Early Caroline England

Todd Butler

in Literature and Political Intellection in Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198844068
eISBN:
9780191879715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844068.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores how, with growing royal demands for the expeditious provision of financial and military support, time increasingly became an index of power in Caroline England. It begins with ... More


Metadrama and the Murderous Nature of Authority

Bill Angus

in Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474432917
eISBN:
9781474459648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432917.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since early modern debate about the legitimacy of theatre concerns the question of the author’s authority in relation to that of the licensing authorities, and their informers, the fear of ... More


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