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Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Martin Wiggins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The state is at its most volatile when supreme power changes hands. This book studies five such moments of transfer in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, from Henry VIII to the English ... More

Issues of DeathMortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Michael Neill

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Tragedy was one of the principal instruments through which the culture of early modern England imagined the encounter with mortality. The essays in this book approach the theatrical reinvention of ... More

Journeymen in MurderThe Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Martin Wiggins

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Torture and murder are the sort of dirty jobs that rich and powerful men have always considered beneath them. In sixteenth and seventeenth-century English drama, they often employed others to take ... More

The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I’s Court Theatre

The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I’s Court Theatre

W. R. Streitberger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198719670
eISBN:
9780191788789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719670.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Drama

This book reconsiders the relationship between the biographies of the Masters of the Revels and the conduct of their office, rethinks the organization and development of Elizabeth I’s Revels Office, ... More

Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas
                        Middleton

Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Swapan Chakravorty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A comprehensive reassessment of Thomas Middleton’s cultural importance, this book examines both the writer’s dramatic and non-dramatic texts to show how he laid bare ... More

Unto the BreachMartial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Patricia A. Cahill

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that the Elizabethan theatrical repertory was enthralled with the era's martial discourses and beset by its blinding visions. Offering a richly historicized account of the theater's ... More

Writing and Reading Royal EntertainmentsFrom George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Gabriel Heaton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This major new study of royal entertainments from the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James I, including country house entertainments, tiltyard speeches, and court masques, is focused on the ... More

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