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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 65–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Tom Bishop In Shakespearean drama, the conception of acting as “play” was shaped by an inheritance of medieval “player” routines and strategies and by the environment of the professional Elizabethan theater. Arguing from a theoretical and practical discussion of the role of “play” in medieval drama...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 633–657.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of post-Reformation apocalyptic drama and, more immediately, as participating in the extended print and performance history of the confessionally charged Jacobean history play. Combining an apocalyptic vision of history and chivalric language and imagery within a cultural framework of Elizabethan...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., popular pageants, and literature of obedience. Forman’s sympathetic approach toward Straw also highlights the 360  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 45.2 / 2015 drama’s unique position among the history plays that were produced in the last decade of Elizabethan rule. When...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 531–547.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... Early English drama studies is one field where the work of open- ing borders between medieval and early modern literary histories is already well under way. Aesthetic and cultural models that once opposed a primitive medieval drama to the mature achievements of Elizabethan theater have now been...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 143–159.
Published: 01 January 2009
... history has erected Elizabethan and Jacobean drama as great national monuments, with the playwright ensconced in the pantheon of plucky Englishness somewhere between Elizabeth and her dashing priva- teers. Beyond the facile myth, the rise of early modern national theater clearly accompanies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 125–156.
Published: 01 January 2000
... as friends and stand not upon terms.” Thus, before turning to Marlowe’s plays, I would like to review the circumstances surrounding the establishment of Elizabethan-Ottoman rela- tions in the 1570s and 80s as a congener to the treatment of Islam presented in the drama...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 623–640.
Published: 01 September 2023
...-productive literalism” in Hercules Furens ( Elizabethan Seneca , 44). 18 For Seneca's potential appeal to “common” readers, see Linda Woodbridge, “Resistance Theory Meets Drama: Tudor Seneca,” Renaissance Drama 38 (2010): 115–39, at 132. 19 Indeed, Troas can be seen as the starting point...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 421–459.
Published: 01 May 2012
... critical narratives that “trace how a naïve pre- Shakespearean theater flowered into the golden age of Elizabethan drama,” Emmerson proposes synchronic analysis that juxtaposes concurrent theatrical traditions previously separated by disciplinary and period divisions. Rather than homogenizing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 477–492.
Published: 01 September 2020
... play is traditionally inter- preted as a dramatic allegory of Elizabethan nostalgia and a thinly veiled critique of the Jacobean court, while the antipapal and anti- Spanish senti- ments in the play indicate a general disapproval of James s warmer ties with Spain (and by extension, Rome) after his...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 49–70.
Published: 01 January 2013
... the Renaissance: Essays on Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama, ed. David Scott Kastan and Peter Stally- brass (New York: Routledge, 1991), 75 – 82. 4 Boyette, “Wanton Humor and Wanton Poets”; Alan Bray, Homosexuality in Renais- sance England (New York: Columbia University Press, 1982). 5...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to exit and go to another place.22 All these staging conventions suggest that concretizing “here” and “there” and the related “now,” “before,” and “later” as necessarily separate “places” that require the clearing or separation of stage space would be anachronistically to limit “Elizabethan...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 577–585.
Published: 01 September 2021
... preserved “booklet on the situation and nobility of London” describing the city's life as it had been in 1174—when it was touted as the birthplace of a newly sainted Thomas Becket—Stow averred that the medieval city was more familiar to an older generation of Londoners than the Elizabethan metropolis...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 161–181.
Published: 01 January 2009
... as gallantly rescuing the oppressed from the clutches of Spanish tyranny.4 In this essay, I suggest that the play both conveys nostalgia for the Elizabethan state and presents an alternative to the Elizabethan adoration of the female sovereign, which formed the basis of late-sixteenth-century...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 119–141.
Published: 01 January 2009
... sur le fantôme,” Études freudiennes 9 – 10 (1975): 114 – 15. 2 Walter Cohen, Drama of a Nation: Public Theater in Renaissance England and Spain (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1985). Compare Richard Helgerson’s com- ments in Forms of Nationhood: The Elizabethan Writing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of the three Sherley brothers, consult D. W. Davies, Elizabethans Errant (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1967); and Anthony Parr, “Foreign Relations in Jacobean England: The Sherley Brothers and the ‘Voyage of Persia,’ ” in Travel and Drama in Shakespeare’s Time, ed. Jean-Piere...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 309–338.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Kirilka Stavreva Fighting Words: Witch-Speak in Late Elizabethan Docu-fiction Kirilka Stavreva St. Ambrose University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 573–597.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... I begin, then, by turning attention to an Elizabethan shoe unearthed by Museum of London archaeologists in an excavation of the Rose Theater, where Dekker’s play was first performed (see fig. 1). At first glance, the shoe appears quite humble, even crude by present-­day standards. Its rough...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2007
... on Gorboduc as an example of an early Elizabethan play in which the people are evoked as crucial but unstaged political players; then on 2 Henry VI as a drama that continues and complicates earlier traditions of aligning the 562  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 37.3 / 2007 commons...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 401–427.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... Matheson, Lister M., ed. Death and Dissent: Two Fifteenth-Century Chronicles; “The Dethe of the Kynge of Scotis” and “Warkworth’s Chronicle.” Medieval Chronicles, vol. 2. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 1999. x, 157 pp. $75.00. May, Steven W., ed. The Elizabethan Courtier Poets: The Poems...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 January 2010
... confessed after finishing The Elizabethan Stage, “since . . . all that I can now offer, after an interval of twenty years, is another installment of prolegomena.”11 How curi- ous that Hardison would conclude from such admissions that Chambers had succeeded in subordinating everything to the Bard...