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Introduction

Martin Wiggins

in Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The introduction outlines the overall historical context of the book, with special attention begin given to the tensions associated with the transfer of power in the sixteenth and seventeenth ... More


Prologue to Some Great Amiss: The Prehistory of Hamlet

David Bevington

in Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599103
eISBN:
9780191731501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599103.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The story of Hamlet begins with the Scandinavian work by Saxo Grammaticus, in The History of the Danes, ca. 1200, and continues down through a 16th-century version by Belleforest, an English version ... More


Lycians in the Cares of Aeschylus†

Antony G. Keen

in Lost Dramas of Classical Athens: Greek Tragic Fragments

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897525
eISBN:
9781781380628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents an attempt to reconstruct the setting and action of a fragmentary tragedy. Exploring the ways in which these Aeschylean fragments may be contextualized allows us to consider ... More


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