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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 143–159.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Barbara Fuchs This essay uses the lost Shakespeare play Cardenio and its eighteenth-century redaction, Double Falshood to think through the problem of Spanish sources in early modern English drama. I argue that the search for Shakespeare's hand in the texts has occluded the significance of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 33–55.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Passion narrative into neoclassical drama, Christus Patiens raises troubling dramaturgical, ethical, and theological questions about the nature of Christian tragedy and its relation to atonement and conversion. The article traces the complex ways that this play elicits judgments of guilt and innocence...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2019) 49 (2): 319–345.
Published: 01 May 2019
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2004) 34 (3): 643–672.
Published: 01 September 2004
...John Parker © by Duke University Press 2004 What a Piece of Work Is Man: Shakespearean Drama as Marxian Fetish, the Fetish as Sacramental Sublime...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 39–66.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Richard K. Emmerson © by Duke University Press 2005 Dramatic History: On the Diachronic and Synchronic in the Study of Early English Drama Richard...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Sarah Beckwith This article explores the virtue tradition in the English theatrical tradition of morality theater and its fortunes on the professional stage. It explores questions of recognition in allegorical drama by examining “mankind” and “mercy” in the morality play Mankind , the appropriation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 315–337.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Christina M. Fitzgerald The Croxton Play of the Sacrament paradoxically enacts anxieties about the propriety of Passion drama. Framing the play's central action—the Jews' testing of the Communion wafer in a parody of the Passion—with the story of a Christian merchant who enables or even sponsors...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 503–529.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Gail McMurray Gibson Collectors of medieval religious drama manuscripts routinely bequeathed their names to the play texts they preserved; the titles of the Towneley cycle, the Digby plays, and the Macro plays attest to the importance of prominent bookish intermediaries in saving medieval drama...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2010
... individual liberties; of the history of education and scholarship; of reading or the history of the book; of a national drama; of the very possibility of persuasive historical consciousness itself–each of these narratives (and many more) is motivated by positing a powerful break around 1530. Late medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John Parker This essay contends that medieval drama would be much better served, particularly in connection to Shakespeare, if the field were to drop its resentment of “evolution.” The standard critique, as first launched by O. B. Hardison, Jr. against E. K. Chambers, is almost completely bogus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 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 (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 January 2009
... hostility and fear of Spanish domination certainly contributed to the conflict surrounding the marriage of Philip and Mary, the most difficult issue for the royal couple was the household drama in which the parties on each side sought their own prestige and commercial and political advantage. Perhaps this...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 491–517.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of Christians conquering and converting nonbelievers rather than each other. By attending to the generic association of such texts with other forms, including the captivity narrative, epic, and drama, we not only can better grasp early modern categories of thought but also can see how crusading...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 85–111.
Published: 01 January 2019
... euphemisms for these Christian concepts has allowed critics to avoid recognizing Shakespeare’s indebtedness to the moral vision of Christianity. Tragedy for Shakespeare, as in medieval biblical drama, is the failure of a sinner to repent. Shakespeare represents repentance as a process that requires...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Paul A. Kottman Shakespeare’s career moves from an explicit concern with theatrical drama to an increasing concern with what John Vyvyan called “the science of life.” This article argues that this increased concern with ethics led Shakespeare to stop writing tragedies. Shakespeare’s plays indeed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2019
... the fortunes of tragedy as a genre by investigating the sources and consequences of this missing middle of Williams’s book. It also concerns what led generations of Christians to invent or reinvent tragic forms of drama and literature in the early modern period. The essays illuminate in new ways the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2019) 49 (2): 295–317.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Emma Lipton The York Memorandum Books feature both legal documents and dramatic records, suggesting that civic drama was defined by its engagement with legal as well as religious and guild practices. This essay argues that York’s Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem uses the legal paradigms of charter and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Maya Mathur The Life and Death of Jack Straw chronicles the main events of the 1381 Rising in England and has traditionally been viewed as a warning about the dangers of rebellion from below. While recent studies of the play have challenged this perspective, they have focused chiefly on the drama’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... An ascending hierarchy of spirits rose from the liver, to the heart, up into the brain. This essay examines the distinctive role that bodily spirits played in Protestant religious experience, focusing especially on moments of particular interior drama. At a time when some Christians believed that the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 May 2017
... at the point of contact between clerical learning and physical experience. The drama empowers its nonclerical audience to test and “assay” in the form of dramatic “experiments” the theological knowledge that structures their religious lives, and thus invigorates the audience's investment in that...