Academic journal article Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England

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Academic journal article Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England

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MaRDiE 28 features a range of essays on Shakespearean and nonShakespearean drama. Frederick Kiefer explores the controversy in identifying the "lost play" Jugurth by William Boyle, a version of which, Kiefer suggests, might survive in a Bodleian Library playbook. Paige Martin Reynolds discusses the relationship between childbirth, contamination, and sin in three plays by Webster, Middleton, and Shakespeare. Fletcher's A King and No King, together with "the validity of a generically framed dramatic argument and the questionable emotional impact of a tragicomedy's denouement," is the subject of Peter Byrne's essay on generic dialectic. Louise Geddes returns to the subject of early modern clowns, the character of Bottom, and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Regina Buceóla interrogates the issue of gender issues in Shakespeare and Middleton by considering Measure for Measure alongside More Dissemblers Besides Women. …

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