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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 January 2019
... terms that do important work in King Lear : “take on,” “take up,” “bear,” “bear with.” These terms are all complexly associated, in late medieval and early modern discourses, with the incarnation of Christ, and with the ritual taking of Christ’s body in the Eucharist. And they are all associated with...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2013
... might talk of an ideology or hegemony of space and place. The essay then specifically studies dramatic examinations of place and space (with close reading of several moments from Hamlet and King Lear ) to delineate the various ways in which spaces are occupied by actors and audience members, and the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 65–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., using the example of Mankind , this essay examines how the actor, seen as engaged in both collaborative and competitive play, can illuminate certain strategies in Shakespeare's work. Examples drawn from Richard III, Twelfth Night, Much Ado about Nothing , and King Lear illustrate how different kinds of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2006) 36 (2): 321–354.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Breughel, Nemo iconography blends with the iconography of the fool in such details as the stick, the tattered clothes, and even the feathers.59 The fool in King Lear (another play about an absent monarch) draws on this aspect of the Nemo trope when he addresses the king: “Thou art an O with- out a...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2002) 32 (3): 571–580.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and wanders as a vagrant, blind and in rags, dependent upon the hand of Antigone, his younger daughter. He requires, as he puts it, “her frailty” as the crutch for his “weight.”7 Antigone will act as his third leg. In King Lear, as in Oedipus Tyrannus, the riddle of the foot is con- nected...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 January 2013
... map in 3.1 of Henry IV, Part One. The identity politics of geography are even more intense in 1.1 of The Trag- edy of King Lear, when Lear commands, “Give me the map there” (1.1.37). Two spatial reference points are established in this commend: me here, the map there. What is thrown into...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 49–70.
Published: 01 January 2013
... traded place for space, producing room for imaginative play in the process.24 This Killingworth problem is similar to the problem posed by the perhaps more familiar scene at the cliffs of Dover in King Lear, recently explored in Tom Bishop’s article “Shakespeare’s Theater Games” and in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2002) 32 (3): 427–431.
Published: 01 September 2002
... by the relationship between objects of clothing and the physical object to which they apply, the body. Understanding that the fundamental concern shared between King Lear and Oedipus is the nature of the aging human body, that is, the answer to the Sphinx’s riddle, Stallbyrass points out that...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 221–253.
Published: 01 May 2017
... manuscript from the moment of its writing, and that its significance is further augmented — in fact, renewed — by the marks of its later readers. Pace Shakespeare’s King Lear, to which I will refer again below, poem and marginalia together allow us to venture into and across a wide spectrum of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2001) 31 (2): 409–440.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... xl, 442 pp. Paper $13.95. Shakespeare, William. As You Like It. Edited by Michael Hattaway. The New Cambridge Shakespeare. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xiv, 219 pp.; 15 illus. $44.95. Shakespeare, William. King Lear. Edited...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 201–221.
Published: 01 January 2009
...., trans. and ed. The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales. Berkeley: University of California Press, (1977) 2008. xii, 205 pp.; 1 map. Paper $18.95. Gordin, Jacob. The Jewish King Lear: A Comedy in America. Translated from the Yiddish by Ruth Gay. Edited by Ruth Gay and Sophie Glazer. New...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 435–455.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Heaven, New Earth: Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra.” Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2009. viii, 229 pp. $70.00. Davidson, Adele. Shakespeare in Shorthand: The Textual Mystery of “King Lear.” Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2009. 326 pp.; 10 illus. $65.00...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2005) 35 (2): 429–452.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and “King Lear.” Toronto: University of Toronto Press, xi, pp. Paper Durham, Charles W., and Kristin A. Pruitt, eds. Reassembling Truth: Twenty-First-Century Milton. Selinsgrove, Pa.: Susquehanna University Press; London: Associated University Presses, pp.;  illus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Rhetoric of the “Decameron Toronto Italian Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, xiii, pp. paper Milward, Peter. Shakespeare’s Meta-drama: “Othello” and “King Lear.” Renaissance Monographs, vol. Tokyo: Renaissance Institute, Sophia University, pp. Paper...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 433–450.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Literature. London: Anthem Press, 2015. xii, 254 pp. Paper $24.95. Linley, Keith. “King Lear” in Context: The Cultural Background. Anthem Perspectives in Literature. London: Anthem Press, 2015. xii, 294 pp.; 2 figs. Paper $24.95. Linley, Keith. “The Tempest” in Context: Sin, Repentance, and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2008) 38 (1): 147–169.
Published: 01 January 2008
.... Paper $50.00. Rossington, Michael, and Anne Whitehead, eds. Theories of Memory: A Reader. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. xviii, 310 pp.; 4 illus. $65.00, paper $29.95. [Includes section on classical and early modern sources.] Shakespeare, William. King Lear. Edited by Burton...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2001) 31 (2): 349–378.
Published: 01 May 2001
... plain speech had established a rhetorical model, one res- olutely opposed to flattery, the court holy water of King Lear and John Ponet.62 In citing the example of Ambrose’s excommunication of Theodo- sius, for instance, Calvin stresses that because kings “hear almost...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 187–213.
Published: 01 January 2014
... disorder,” and they traffic in potions. When Lear is thrust roofless out onto the heath to wander in the rain, he fears he is becoming not a beast but a woman.10 Women are incontinent talkers; they liquefy social status and male privacy with their gossip, they cannot contain their lust or sit still...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2003) 33 (2): 261–280.
Published: 01 May 2003
... conscious counterpart to Thomas Kyd, in which Hieronimo’s scripted play under the guise of illusion actualizes his revenge, Hamlet’s theater renders him merely vulnerable. (When Shakespeare rewrites characters like Hieron- imo in the form of Leontes and Lear, he creates protagonists whose fantasies of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2015) 45 (3): 615–634.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., 289 pp. $80.00, paper $26.95. Palfrey, Simon. Poor Tom: Living “King Lear.” Chicago: University of Chi- cago Press, 2014. ix, 272 pp. $35.00. Schmitt, Natalie Crohn. Befriending the Commedia dell’Arte of Flaminio Scala: The Comic Scenarios. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. xiii, 328...