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The Theater as Persecution

Ellen Mackay

in Persecution, Plague, and Fire: Fugitive Histories of the Stage in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500195
eISBN:
9780226500218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500218.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Against the long tradition of a theater that promises nothing as its best effect, the theater of early modern England subscribes its audience to a very different bargain. Its accidental archive ... More


Conclusion: Hideous Progeny

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

As Gosson might have anticipated, the monstrous fictions of the 1570s had many offspring. The volumes of energetic prose produced by Greene and Lodge in the 1580s are only the most self-conscious of ... More


The Common Stage

Neil Rhodes

in Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198704102
eISBN:
9780191822568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704102.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The emergence of the public theatres in England during the last quarter of the sixteenth century reinvigorated the polemics against fiction which characterized the Reformation era. This chapter ... More


“Waues of weary wretchednesse”: Florimell and the sea

Margaret Christian

in Spenserian Allegory and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis: A Context for the Faerie Queene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719083846
eISBN:
9781526121042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083846.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines sermon uses of the image of the sea and the ship to demonstrate that the ocean, for Elizabethans, represented not only a realm of magic and fertility but also the spiritual ... More


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