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‘Mad Idolatry’: Commodification and Reification in Troilus and Cressida

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In Troilus and Cressida, William Shakespeare presents something like a full thematic development of the complex that forms the basis of an implicit ... More


Reverberate Troy: sounding The House of Fame in Troilus and Cressida

Helen Barr

in Transporting Chaucer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091490
eISBN:
9781781707319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091490.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter Six argues that Troilus and Cressida and The House of Fame share a distinctive soundscape that collapses the distance that normative literary history would put between them. Trojan laud ... More


Shakespeare at Work

John Jones

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186885
eISBN:
9780191674594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186885.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

It has been established by textual specialists, and is now becoming widely accepted, that Shakespeare revised many of his plays, including some of the most celebrated. But how were the great ... More


The morning after the night before: Troilus and Cressida as retrospect

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter looks at Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. If, amongst other things, Hamlet can be read as an examination, both from the inside and the outside, of the political and the religious ... More


Commercial Chastity and Aristocratic Value in Troilus and Cressida, the White Devil and the Changeling

Katherine Gillen

in Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417716
eISBN:
9781474434539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417716.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on the significance of intrinsic chastity to aristocratic selfhood and to the social and metaphysical hierarchies that support it. Whereas chastity is often depicted as an ... More


Politics and Pity

Michael Dobson

in The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the years 1678–1735, which coincided with the constitutional crises of the 1670s and 1680s, when Shakespeare's plays were rewritten, sometimes to court such immediate ... More


Renaissance Tragedy and the Fracturing of Familiar Terms

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines three factors which resist the rationalism of Elizabethan moral philosophy. The first is the human penchant for self-delusion, a theme which is explored in Montaigne's Essays, ... More


The Birth of Tragicomedy (In The Defeat of Hector by Ulysses)

Alex Schulman

in Rethinking Shakespeare's Political Philosophy: From Lear to Leviathan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748682416
eISBN:
9781474406383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682416.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter demonstrates Troilus and Cressida as a conversation between Shakespeare and Platonism. The character of Ulysses serves as the mouthpiece for Platonism and stands for two aspects: (1) a ... More


Introduction

Gillian Knoll

in Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare: Metaphor, Cognition and Eros

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474428521
eISBN:
9781474481175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428521.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introduction presents the main argument of Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare: that metaphors dramatize inward erotic experience on the early modern stage. The opening pages chart the ... More


Communicating Sympathies: Shakespearean Anxieties of Influency

Eric Langley

in Shakespeare's Contagious Sympathies: Ill Communications

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821847
eISBN:
9780191860973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821847.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 2 illustrates the centrality of notions of sympathy in early-modern natural-scientific, religious, philosophical, and medical thinking, showing how individuals are understood to be vitally ... More


Ulysses as Modernist: From Metonymy to Metaphor in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Ulysses' speech from William Shakespeare's tragedy, Troilus and Cressida. The passage demonstrates how natural disorders produce social disorders, and that planetary and ... More


Metaphorical Constraints: Making ‘Frenzy … Fine’

Gillian Knoll

in Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare: Metaphor, Cognition and Eros

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474428521
eISBN:
9781474481175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428521.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Having emphasised the creative potential of erotic metaphor, Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare concludes by reflecting on some of its limits, specifically the incapacities of any single ... More


The Humanist Approach: Erasmus and Shakespeare

John Gittings

in The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575763
eISBN:
9780191804458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199575763.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter first examines the peace advocacy of Erasmus, the great humanist of the early sixteenth century, and that of his fellow humanists such as Thomas More and Juan Luis Vives. It considers ... More


Introduction

John Kerrigan

in Shakespeare’s Binding Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757580
eISBN:
9780191817342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757580.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

The Introduction sets out, in seven sections, the main issues and contexts of Shakespeare’s Binding Language. Starting from (i) oaths and vows in Troilus and Cressida, it looks at (ii) the incidence ... 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


‘Of arms and the man’: Thersites in Early Modern English Drama

Claire Kenward

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/9780198804215.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In c.1537 Thersites made his entrance on the English stage, and declared himself as belonging to Homer at the start of a comic interlude that has typically been considered (like Thersites himself) as ... More


Introduction

Peter Lake

in Hamlet's Choice: Religion and Resistance in Shakespeare's Revenge Tragedies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300247817
eISBN:
9780300256703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247817.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter outlines the topics of power and succession in the history of plays. It describes how power and succession was being staged and performed as a series of plays before ideologically and ... More


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