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Motherhood and the household: domestic tragedy and city comedy

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/9780719076329.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the mother's physical presence in relation to spaces; to the geography that signifies and comprises her social function and status. The focus is upon the representation of ... More


‘Sprinkled Among your Ears’: Ben Jonson, John Marston and the Cultivation of the Listening Connoisseur

Allison K. Deutermann

in Listening for Theatrical Form in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411264
eISBN:
9781474422154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411264.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Ben Jonson, John Marston, and others positioned city comedy as a sophisticated sonic alternative to the booming (in every sense) revenge plays of the 1580s and 90s. To hear ... More


Happy (Enough) Endings: Puritans and Everyday Ecumenicity in Early Modern City Comedy

Brian Walsh

in Unsettled Toleration: Religious Difference on the Shakespearean Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198754435
eISBN:
9780191816109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754435.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter looks at the emerging genre of the city comedy, with its emphasis on the contemporary London scene. Playwrights in these works began to explore the juxtaposition of Puritans and ... More


Chaste Selfhood: Ben Jonson’s Critique of Urban Chastity Tropes

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/9781474417716.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the bourgeois subjectivity articulated in city comedy. It begins by addressing the tendency of city comedies such as Middleton and Dekker’s The Roaring Girl, Middleton’s A ... More


Introduction: ‘Audiences to this Act’

Allison K. Deutermann

in Listening for Theatrical Form in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411264
eISBN:
9781474422154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411264.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book’s introduction maps out its contribution to ongoing critical conversations surrounding literary form, the history of the body and the senses, the experience and effects of sound, and ... More


‘Caviare to the General’?: Taste, Hearing and Genre in Hamlet

Allison K. Deutermann

in Listening for Theatrical Form in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411264
eISBN:
9781474422154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411264.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, an early modern play deeply interested in, and highly self-consciously about, hearing. Possibly a revision of an earlier revenge tragedy, Hamlet is vitally ... More


Epilogue: Riding the Banns beyond Shakespeare

Kurt A. Schreyer

in Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452901
eISBN:
9780801455100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452901.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This epilogue discusses some of the possibilities of seeking further material links between William Shakespeare and the mystery plays, as well as between other forms of sixteenth-century drama and ... More


Writings and the problem of satisfaction in Michaelmas Term

Amanda Bailey

in Formal matters: Reading the materials of English Renaissance literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719085536
eISBN:
9781781707173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085536.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Amanda Bailey argues that the city comedy genre, with its investigation of homoerotic networks of financial and social obligation, is both structurally and thematically indebted to changing practices ... More


From an English Montaigne to The Dutch Courtesan: Common Customers

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The Dutch Courtesan, John Marston's city comedy from 1605, is the English Renaissance play most deeply indebted to Montaigne's Essays. This chapter examines Marston's play from the ... More


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