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Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Claire M. L. Bourne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Typographies of Performance is the first book-length study of early modern English playbook typography. It tells a new history of drama from the period by considering the page designs of plays by ... More


Oral Culture and Popular Print

Julie Crawford

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter highlights that sermons and playbooks were the most popular printed texts in early modern Britain. It suggests that print had a negative effect on oral culture, which, like print culture ... More


Rhetoric

David Colclough

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between rhetoric and popular print by considering how, through popular print materials, readers encountered rhetoric. It describes the complex relationship ... More


Playbooks

Zachary Lesser

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the playbooks of early modern England. The material form of early playbooks featured a combination of English and classical traditions. Most of the early dramatists were ... More


Blois

E. M. Rose

in The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the child murder accusation laid against Jews of Blois in 1171 by the count of Blois and his countess Alix of Blois. Thibaut V count of Blois condemned Pulcellina and more than ... More


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