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Fat King Lean Beggar

Fat King  Lean Beggar Author William C. Carroll
ISBN-10 0801431859
Release 1996
Pages 237
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Carroll begins with a broad survey of both the official images and explanations of poverty and also their unsettling unofficial counterparts. This discourse defines and contains the beggar by continually linking him with his hierarchical inversion, the king. Carroll then turns his attention to the exemplary case of Nicholas Genings, perhaps the single most famous beggar of the period, whose machinations as fraudulent parasite and histrionic genius were chronicled by Thomas Harman. Carroll next assesses institutional responses to poverty by considering two hospitals for the destitute, Bridewell and Bedlam, and their role as real and symbolic places in Elizabethan drama



Shakespeare and Domestic Loss

Shakespeare and Domestic Loss Author Heather Dubrow
ISBN-10 0521543495
Release 2004-01-05
Pages 260
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This 1999 book re-examines some of Shakespeare's best-known texts in the light of their engagement with the forms of deprivation which threatened domestic security in early modern England. Burglary, the loss of home, and the early deaths of parents emerge as central and very telling issues in Shakespearean drama. Heather Dubrow recovers the particular significance of home, especially in relation to gender, male and female subjectivity. She relates the plays to Shakespeare's poetry (The Rape of Lucrece), and to early modern cultural texts such as the literature of roguery; she also introduces illuminating perspectives from contemporary social problems (notably crime), twentieth-century poetry, and popular culture. One of the most vital aspects of this fascinating study is to connect concerns at the cutting edge of cultural studies (such as the construction of transgressive Others) to more traditional literary concerns such as genre, especially the workings of romance and pastoral.



Hamlet

Hamlet Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 1904271324
Release 2006-03-21
Pages 613
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The core of the ground-breaking, three text edition, this self-contained, free-standing volume gives readers the Second Quarto text (1604-5) and includes in its Introduction, notes and Appendices all the reader might expect to find in any standard Arden edition. As well as a full, illustrated Introduction to the play?s historical, cultural and performance contexts and a thorough survey of critical approaches to the play, an appendix contains the additional passages found only in the 1623 text. The core of the ground-breaking, three text edition, this self-contained, free-standing volume gives readers the Second Quarto text (1604-5) and includes in its Introduction, notes and Appendices all the reader might expect to find in any standard Arden edition. As well as a full, illustrated Introduction to the play?s historical, cultural and performance contexts and a thorough survey of critical approaches to the play, an appendix contains the additional passages found only in the 1623 text.



Unsettled

Unsettled Author Patricia Fumerton
ISBN-10 0226269558
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 237
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Migrants made up a growing class of workers in late sixteenth- and seventeenth- century England. In fact, by 1650, half of England’s rural population consisted of homeless and itinerant laborers. Unsettled is an ambitious attempt to reconstruct the everyday lives of these dispossessed people. Patricia Fumerton offers an expansive portrait of unsettledness in early modern England that includes the homeless and housed alike. Fumerton begins by building on recent studies of vagrancy, poverty, and servants, placing all in the light of a new domestic economy of mobility. She then looks at representations of the vagrant in a variety of pamphlets and literature of the period. Since seamen were a particularly large and prominent class of mobile wage-laborers in the seventeenth century, Fumerton turns to seamen generally and to an individual poor seaman as a case study of the unsettled subject: Edward Barlow (b. 1642) provides a rare opportunity to see how the laboring poor fashioned themselves, for he authored a journal of over 225,000 words and 147 pages of drawings. Barlow’s journal, studied extensively here for the first time, vividly charts what he himself termed his “unsettled mind” and the perpetual anxieties of England’s working and wayfaring poor. Ultimately, Fumerton explores representations of seamen as unsettled in the broadside ballads of Barlow’s time.



Vagrancy Homelessness and English Renaissance Literature

Vagrancy  Homelessness  and English Renaissance Literature Author Linda Woodbridge
ISBN-10 0252026330
Release 2001
Pages 338
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Thanks to cony-catching pamphlets and other rogue literature, the vagrant poor of Renaissance England have acquired a patina of comic good humor and a reputation as sturdy rogues who were adept at living on the fringes of society. Unearthing the sources as well as the effects of this reputation, Linda Woodbridge shows that the prevailing image of the vagrant poor was essentially a literary fabrication pressed into the service of specific social and political agendas.Looking at texts such as Thomas Harman's influentialCaveat for Common Cursetors, Vulgarly Called Vagabonds, Till Eulenspiegel'sA Man Called Howlglas, and Walter Smith'sTwelve Merry Jests of the Widow Edith, Woodbridge identifies a well-established literary tradition of treating vagrants as comic figures. This literary practice, she maintains, has informed both the legal and the historical treatment of vagrancy, erasing pity and compassion for the homeless by depicting them as robust, resourceful, conniving tricksters. Her study culminates in a close look at one literary work that does invoke compassion for the homeless, placeless poor: Shakespeare'sKing Lear.Woodbridge presents the vagrant as a Renaissance "other," constructed by the powerful to promote causes as diverse as humanism, bureaucratic centralization, and the Reformation. She suggests that literary images of the vagrant poor influenced the Poor Laws in England, laws that carefully distinguished between the deserving, domiciled poor, who were to benefit from charity, and the undeserving, vagrant poor, who were to be treated with scorn and suspicion as loafers feigning poverty and affliction. Woodbridge also examines political and philosophical tracts that incorporated the romanticized language of rogue literature and looks at social changes, such as a new emphasis on domestic space and privacy, that left the "houseless" even further out in the cold.Tracing the conversion of harmless fiction into powerful fact,Vagrancy, Homelessness, and English Renaissance Literatureoffers a sobering commentary on a view of the homeless that has become our legacy.



Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare Studies Author Leeds Barroll
ISBN-10 0838637574
Release 1997
Pages 315
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Annual publication including essays and reviews of new books which deal with Shakespeare and his age



Separate Theaters

Separate Theaters Author Kenneth S. Jackson
ISBN-10 0874138906
Release 2005
Pages 309
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"This specifically "literary" historical study situates the rather sudden emergence of madhouses ("Bedlam") on the Shakespearean stage in the sophisticated literary dispute known as the "Poets' War," wherein various dramatists, particularly Jonson and Shakespeare, argued about what drama was supposed to be. "Madness" became a rhetorical battleground of artistic ideas, and that dispute, rather than any desire to represent the actual hospital, led to the appearance of "Bedlam" on the stage."



The Works of Mr William Shakespear

The Works of Mr  William Shakespear Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 UOM:39015027522617
Release 1709
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Hamlet Prince of Denmark A tragedy

Hamlet  Prince of Denmark  A tragedy Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 BL:A0019777049
Release 1770
Pages 169
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The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark

The Tragedy of Hamlet  Prince of Denmark Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 IND:30000131062188
Release 1637
Pages 102
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Shakespeare s Common Prayers

Shakespeare s Common Prayers Author Daniel Swift
ISBN-10 9780199977031
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 304
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Societies and entire nations draw their identities from certain founding documents, whether charters, declarations, or manifestos. The Book of Common Prayer figures as one of the most crucial in the history of the English-speaking peoples. First published in 1549 to make accessible the devotional language of the late Henry the VIII's new church, the prayer book was a work of monumental religious, political, and cultural importance. Within its rituals, prescriptions, proscriptions, and expressions were fought the religious wars of the age of Shakespeare. This diminutive book--continuously reformed and revised--was how that age defined itself. In Shakespeare's Common Prayers, Daniel Swift makes dazzling and original use of this foundational text, employing it as an entry-point into the works of England's most celebrated writer. Though commonly neglected as a source for Shakespeare's work, Swift persuasively and conclusively argues that the Book of Common Prayer was absolutely essential to the playwright. It was in the Book's ambiguities and its fierce contestations that Shakespeare found the ready elements of drama: dispute over words and their practical consequences, hope for sanctification tempered by fear of simple meaninglessness, and the demand for improvised performance as compensation for the failure of language to fulfill its promises. What emerges is nothing less than a portrait of Shakespeare at work: absorbing, manipulating, reforming, and struggling with the explosive chemistry of word and action that comprised early modern liturgy. Swift argues that the Book of Common Prayer mediates between the secular and the devotional, producing a tension that makes Shakespeare's plays so powerful and exceptional. Tracing the prayer book's lines and motions through As You Like It, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, and particularly Macbeth, Swift reveals how the greatest writer of the age--of perhaps any age--was influenced and guided by its most important book.



Food and the Literary Imagination

Food and the Literary Imagination Author J. Archer
ISBN-10 9781137406378
Release 2014-11-18
Pages 222
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Food and the Literary Imagination explores ways in which the food chain and anxieties about its corruption and disruption are represented in poetry, theatre and the novel. The book relates its findings to contemporary concerns about food security.



Medieval Renaissance Drama in England

Medieval   Renaissance Drama in England Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015051855990
Release 1999
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Dramatic Works

Dramatic Works Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 PSU:000006543266
Release 1790
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Dramatic Works with Explanatory Notes A New Ed to which is Now Added a Copious Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words by Samuel Ayscough London Stockdale 1790

Dramatic Works with Explanatory Notes  A New Ed   to which is Now Added a Copious Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words by Samuel Ayscough    London  Stockdale 1790 Author
ISBN-10 ONB:+Z16093920X
Release 1790
Pages
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An Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words Made Use of by Shakspeare

An Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words Made Use of by Shakspeare Author Samuel Ayscough
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101068144904
Release 1827
Pages 674
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Love Law and Physic etc

Love  Law  and Physic  etc Author James Kenney
ISBN-10 BL:A0018111547
Release 1840
Pages 41
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