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Forensic Rhetoric in Early Revenge Tragedy and Early Romantic Comedy: Kyd, Lyly, and Shakespeare

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/9780199212439.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the place of forensic rhetoric and of evidential uncertainty in two other innovative genres of the 1580s and 1590s: revenge tragedy and romantic comedy. In pre-Reformation ... More


‘Fabulously counterfeit’: ekphrastic encounters in Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy

Richard Meek (ed.)

in Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the figure of ekphrasis in Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, and focuses on the so-called ‘Painter scene’ that appears in the 1602 quarto. This is the most obviously ekphrastic ... 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


The First Hired Assassins

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/9780198112280.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

We have already seen that the success of The Spanish Tragedy was one of the factors behind the sudden popularity of episodes involving assassins in the late 1580s and early 1590s. Earlier plays — and ... More


‘To know my stops’: Hamlet and Narrative Abruption

Michael Neill

in Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In its original context, Hamlet formed part of an elaborate three-way ‘conversation’ between dramatists, only fragments of which one can now reconstruct. In it William Shakespeare exposes the ... More


The Revision of Early Modern Play Texts

Richard Dutton

in Shakespeare, Court Dramatist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198777748
eISBN:
9780191823169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777748.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

There is debate about how and why Elizabethan play texts were revised. Did dramatists complete their plays in what were known as their ‘foul papers’ and then the players reduced them to playing ... More


‘Women’s Weapons’: Education and Female Revenge on the Early Modern Stage

Chloe Kathleen Preedy

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/9781474414098.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Female revengers feature in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, and George Chapman’s The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois. Rather than pursuing vengeance by proxy these women ... More


Imitating the Queen of Troy

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/9780198793113.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 2, “Imitating the Queen of Troy,” explores responses to Greek tragic women in Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy and Shakespeare and Peele’s Titus Andronicus, two early revenge tragedies that both feature ... More


‘She’s Turned Fury’: Women Transmogrified in Revenge Plays

Janet Clare

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/9781474414098.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores early modern responses to Hecuba, arguing that whereas Euripides’ Hecuba is a sympathetic tragic heroine and successful avenger, this model was not replicated in early modern ... More


Shakespeare Distracted: Political Aesthetics from Spanish Tragedy to Hamlet

Christopher Pye

in The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265046
eISBN:
9780823266678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265046.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Shifting to the Reformation context, chapter three focuses on revenge drama—The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet -- in part as a way of bringing into focus Shakespeare’s distinctive contribution to ... More


Motherhood and the classical tradition

Felicity Dunworth

in Mothers and Meaning on the Early Modern English Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076329
eISBN:
9781781702161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076329.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

English theatre had always combined entertainment with the transmission of moral, Christian and political ideas and had developed its conventions accordingly. The rediscovery of classical dramatic ... More


Teaching Revenge: Social Aspirations and the Fragmented Subject of Early Modern Conduct Books

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/9781501739651.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Chapter one argues that the genre of conduct literature participates in the cultural transition from private vengeance to the monarchy’s centralization of revenge by training young subjects in the ... More


‘Excess is her Disease’

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/9780198736769.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Once translated into English as the Tenne Tragedies, Seneca’s tragedies became available for vernacular English playwrights to imitate his style. Although they did not use Senecan plots, they ... More


Balance and Imbalance

Ellen Spolsky

in The Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190232146
eISBN:
9780190232177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232146.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, World Literature

In three revenge tragedies, The Spanish Tragedy, Titus Andronicus, and Hamlet, the body of the protagonist enacts the pain of moral imbalance. Each plot leads to tragedy because the violence does not ... More


The Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community

Ellen Spolsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190232146
eISBN:
9780190232177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, World Literature

This book considers the advantages of describing fictions as governed by a set of social contracts. It combines current cognitive research with attention to the historical context of works of ... More


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