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‘Think me cold, frozen, and impotent, and so report me?’: Volpone and His ‘Castrone’ Complex

Isaac Hui

in Volpone's Bastards: Theorising Jonson's City Comedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423472
eISBN:
9781474444958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423472.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Reading Jonson with the Fabliau, Boccaccio and Chaucer, this chapter, with the help of Lacan’s theory, rereads Volpone Act 3 scene 7, explaining why Volpone ‘delays’ his ‘rape’ of Celia. While ... More


Theaters of Pardoning

Bernadette Meyler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

To address the roots of pardoning’s treatment in contemporary politics and uncover what new formulations of pardoning might contribute, this book examines the role of what it calls “theaters of ... More


Introduction Theaters of Pardoning

Bernadette Meyler

in Theaters of Pardoning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction draws on theories of genre and existing work in early modern law and literature to define the attributes and explain the significance of theaters of pardoning. Demonstrating the ... More


Emplotting Politics James I and the “Powder Treason”

Bernadette Meyler

in Theaters of Pardoning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure was staged before King James I in 1604 and could have provided a model of mercy for his response to the infamous Gunpowder Plot—Guy Fawkes’s attempt along with other ... More


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