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‘A Great Guy with His Chopper’?: The Sex Life of Henry VIII on Screen and in the Flesh

GREG WALKER

in Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264942
eISBN:
9780191754111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyzes how the cinema and television have rendered Henry VIII. It considers films such as The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), and television ... More


Conclusion

Patsy Stoneman

in Elizabeth Gaskell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Between Mary Barton and Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell has shifted from public to private themes, from fatherhood to motherhood, and from a self-conscious use of Romantic or Biblical allusion ... More


Comedy and Metamorphosis

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and Ovid

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183242
eISBN:
9780191673986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183242.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that The Taming of the Shrew, one of William Shakespeare's earliest comedies, laid out a programme for his subsequent Ovidianism. It explains that this programme, based on Ovid's ... More


Figures of Speech: Language and the Family Dynamic

Megan Perigoe Stitt

in Metaphors of Change in the Language of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Scott, Gaskell, and Kingsley

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184423
eISBN:
9780191674242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184423.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the influence of family on the language, culture, and dialect of an individual. The influence of culture mixes and pressures on language, the individual's deviation from ... More


Imitations of Life: Zombies and the Suburban Gothic

Bernice Murphy

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This next chapter probes into the very heart of conformity—suburbia—and connects this impulse to the developing arc of zombie narratives. The chapter mines both Fido and The Stepford Wives for the ... More


Family, Household and Obligation

Aaron Allen

in Building Early Modern Edinburgh: A Social History of Craftwork and Incorporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474442381
eISBN:
9781474453943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442381.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The second chapter looks beyond the free ‘master’ craftsmen of the ‘House’ to their wider households, looking to both craft families and their lodgers. The metaphor of ‘the House’ as a chosen ... More


Wives and Daughters (1865)

Patsy Stoneman

in Elizabeth Gaskell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel, Wives and Daughters (1865), is a critical anomaly. Only Coral Lansbury and Patricia Spacks see that the structure of families and the socialisation of girls is its ... More


Producing a Sense of Linked Fate

Abigail C. Saguy

in Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190931650
eISBN:
9780190931698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931650.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Mormon fundamentalist polygamists. Unlike the groups featured in previous chapters, Mormon fundamentalist polygamists are socially disconnected from the LGBTQ+ rights ... More


Flow, 1989–2000

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

I begin a relationship with Jay Jackman, and when he moves from Hawaii to California, we marry and I acquire three stepchildren. I am promoted to full professor and once again unsuccessfully try to ... More


Nineteen

Sherri Snyder

in Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter continues tracing the ascension of Barbara’s career as she proves the extent of her versatility as an actress. Director Louis J. Gasnier, disregarding Barbara’s vamp typecasting, casts ... More


Twenty-Eight

Sherri Snyder

in Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Six weeks behind schedule due to run-ins with film censors, Sandra (1924), Barbara’s first film under her starring contract with Arthur Sawyer’s Associated Pictures Corporation and First National, ... More


Damnable Iteration: Falstaff, Master of Biblical Allusion

Hannibal Hamlin

in The Bible in Shakespeare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677610
eISBN:
9780191757105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677610.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The character Falstaff appears in two history plays and a comedy: Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Which allusions does Falstaff make consciously and which ... More


Shakespeare’s Ass: The Merry Wives of Windsor and the Butt of the Joke

Will Stockton

in Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674596
eISBN:
9781452946702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674596.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the comic “butt” and specifically the somatic relation of the butt to Falstaff as the comic “ass” in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Because claims for a pun on ass and arse in ... More


Augmentations

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/9780198777748.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Merry Wives of Windsor all show a similar progression from a shorter, less satisfactory first-published version to a longer, more accomplished version (for Hamlet, ... More


Arnold Bennett: What Life Is

Charlotte Jones

in Realism, Form, and Representation in the Edwardian Novel: Synthetic Realism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198857921
eISBN:
9780191890499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857921.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf’s accusation that ‘Life escapes’ from the aesthetic horizons of Bennett’s fiction has long haunted his critical reception. Chapter 3 therefore turns to the function of description ... More


Coordination of Biblical and Scientific Information

K. O. Emery and David Neev

in The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090949
eISBN:
9780197560655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090949.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

Much knowledge of biblical events is from narratives of ancient oral tradition that justify analysis and respect because they may reflect genuine and unique historical ... More


Towers of Babel: The Architecture of Sf

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on science fiction that represents architecture, namely novels by Robert Silverberg (Tower of Glass and The World Inside) and J. G. Ballard (Crash, Concrete Island, and ... More


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