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Introduction: Presupposing the Stage

Nina Levine

in Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267866
eISBN:
9780823272426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267866.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Taking Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humor as its starting point, the introduction lays out the book’s operating assumptions about the early modern London stage and its turn to contemporary city ... More


Introduction

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introduction specifies the proximity of theatre and bear-baiting in the cultural topography of Shakespeare’s London. The two entertainments were not just physically close but joined in active ... More


The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

David Carnegie and Gary Taylor (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Celebrating the quatercenary of publication of the first translation of Don Quixote, this book addresses the ongoing debates about the lost Jacobean play The History of Cardenio, based on Cervantes, ... More


Introduction: Chastity and the Question of Value

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/9781474417716.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introduction demonstrates that chastity discourse resonates strongly with commercial discourses about currency, commodities, and value. It mines mercantile tracts, conduct books, and writings ... More


Theobald’s Pattern of Adaptation: The Duchess of Malfi and Richard II

David Carnegie

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter analyses Lewis Theobald’s adaptations of two early modern plays that survive in their original form, with the intention of providing evidence of the kind of treatment he might be ... More


Introduction: Where’s Satisfaction?

Heather Hirschfeld

in The End of Satisfaction: Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452741
eISBN:
9780801470639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452741.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter begins by looking at how Othello's predicament represents the instance of a conceptual and affective dilemma—a problem of satisfaction—central to the language, plots, and ... More


Shakespeare in Parts

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A combination of original theatre history and literary criticism, this book explores the original form in which Shakespeare's drama circulated. This was not the full play-text; it was not the public ... More


Florio's Theatrical Montaigne

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/9780199684113.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter centres on the claim that John Florio's translation of the Essays lends a strongly theatrical inflection to Montaigne's original French. Not only at the level of dramatic allusion, but ... More


Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Andreas Höfele

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The book argues that powerful exchanges between stage, stake and scaffold – the theatre, the beargarden and the spectacle of public execution – crucially informed Shakespeare’s explorations into the ... More


The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis van der Haven, and Karel Vanhaesebrouck (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book offers a cross-disciplinary approach to pain and suffering in the early modern period, based on research in the fields of literary studies, art history, theatre studies, cultural history ... More


Encountering Homer through Greek Plays in Sixteenth-Century Europe

Tanya Pollard

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/9780198804215.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Originally received as oral performances, Homer’s epics circulated in sixteenth-century Europe not only as printed literary texts, but also through performances of a different sort. This chapter ... More


Shakespeare’s Princes of Wales: English Identity and the Welsh Connection

Marisa R. Cull

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716198
eISBN:
9780191784354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Shakespeare Studies

This book spotlights the surprising abundance of princes of Wales—English and Welsh alike—appearing onstage in the late Tudor and early Stuart period. In drawing our attention to the oft-overlooked ... More


A Harmless Distemper: Accessing the Classical Underworld in Heywood’s The Silver Age

Margaret Kean

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/9780198804215.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how the epic underworld becomes accessible from the early modern London stage. It examines plays by Kyd, Dekker, and others, but the main focus is on Thomas Heywood’s The ... More


Marpesia cautes’: Voicing Amazons, England and Ireland, 1640

Deana Rankin

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/9780198804215.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Amazons have long made their presence felt in epics of love, empire, and war; and from early antiquity to the present day, it is both at generically rocky impasses and geographically distinct ... More


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