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. Resurrection and Death in Everyman

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines resurrection and death in Everyman, considered as the greatest of English morality plays. It observes that death, ordained by God Himself, is exhibited as an inevitable limit on ... More


Propaganda and Psalms: Early Elizabethan Drama

Katherine Steele Brokaw

in Staging Harmony: Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Drama

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703140
eISBN:
9781501705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703140.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Plays and the congregational singing of metrical psalms in churches were used to promote the early Elizabethan religious agenda. Morality plays represent and examine the role music may or may not ... More


Framing the crisis: moral critique and the renewal of ‘business as usual’

Steve Tombs

in Social Protection After the Crisis: Regulation without enforcement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447313755
eISBN:
9781447313786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313755.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter focuses on some of the ‘post crisis’ dynamics in the UK, most notably the various ways in which the crisis was framed – and the moral aspects and consequences of such framings. Here the ... More


‘We band of brothers’

Simon Barker

in War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627653
eISBN:
9780748652228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627653.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the history plays, with particular emphasis on how Shakespeare embodies aspects of militarism in the warlike figures of Richard III and Henry V. It investigates how ... 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


Some Aspects of Popularizing Mysticism in Late Medieval England

Wolfgang Riehle

in The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines some aspects of popularizing mysticism in England during the late medieval period. It begins with a discussion of the allegory The Abbey of the Holy Ghost, which tackles the ... More


Likeness and Collectivity in the Play of Wisdom

Eleanor Johnson

in Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572031
eISBN:
9780226572208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572208.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter reads the little-loved play Wisdom as a poetically and theologically sophisticated staging of participatory contemplation on the likeness between man and God. To export a feeling of ... More


Dramatic Pilcrows

Claire M. L. Bourne

in Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 1 explains how the printers of the earliest playbooks published in England made the most basic element of dramatic form—dialogue—legible to readers. Fulgens and Lucres (1512–16?), Hycke ... More


The Spook by Science Fiction’s Door: Joanna Russ, Violence, and We Who Are About To …

Gwyneth Jones

in Joanna Russ

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042638
eISBN:
9780252051487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042638.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

“The Spook by Science Fiction’s Door” discusses Joanna’s legendary “anger” and “aggression” in the light of the virulent male outrage her overtly feminist sf provoked, and the (covert) hostility to ... More


Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama

Eleanor Johnson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572031
eISBN:
9780226572208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572208.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Staging Contemplation draws together traditionally disparate types of literature—prose devotional treatises, spiritual memoirs, alliterative poems, cycle dramas, and morality plays—to argue for a ... More


wOpaque, Unresponsive Criminal Justice

Stephanos Bibas

in The Machinery of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195374681
eISBN:
9780199933204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374681.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the tussle for control of today's hidden, lawyer-run, plea-bargaining assembly line. That system looks quite different from the lay-run, public morality play that preceded it. ... More


Scene 11 Dark Places

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This section looks at the duel between Edgar and Edmond, and Edgar’s attempt to summarize the moral and narrative logic of the story, as though he is living in a morality play or romance. His attempt ... More


Figuring the Spectator: The Entertainments at Carew Castle and Wisdom

John J. Mcgavin and Greg Walker

in Imagining Spectatorship: From the Mysteries to the Shakespearean Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198768616
eISBN:
9780191821998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768616.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This, the first of three chapter-length case studies, looks at spectators’ experiences through the prism of two apparently different kinds of spectacle, one of which (the fifteenth-century Morality ... More


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