Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England

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Articles from Vol. 19, 2006

Becoming Criminal: Transversal Performance and Cultural Dissidence in Early Modern England
Becoming Criminal: Transversal Performance and Cultural Dissidence in Early Modern England, by Bryan Reynolds. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. Pp. xi + 217. Cloth $43.00.Reviewr: LINDA WOODBRIDGEDefending the way he deploys...
Cymbeline: Constructions of Britain
Cymbeline: Constructions of Britain, by Ros King. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. Pp. xiv + 197. Cloth $89.95.Reviewer: JENNA STOOKShakespeare's Cymbeline, because of its complexities of plot and language, poses difficulties for both critics and theater companies....
Distracted Subjects: Madness and Gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture
Distracted Subjects: Madness and Gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture, by Carol Thomas Neely. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2004. Pp. xv + 244. Cloth $52.50; paper $21.95.Reviewer: THEODORA A. JANKOWSKIA number of years ago,...
English Ethnicity and Race in Early Modern Drama
English Ethnicity and Race in Early Modern Drama, by Mary Floyd-Wilson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xii + 256. Cloth $65.00.Reviewer: IMTIAZ HABIBCued by Gail Kern Paster's success in her book The Body Embarrassed in reading early...
Imagining Shakespeare: A History of Texts and Visions
Imagining Shakespeare: A History of Texts and Visions, by Stephen Orgel. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, and New York: 2003. Pp. xvi + 172. Cloth $26.95.Reviewer: DOUGLAS BRUSTERA kind of decorated annex to his recent study, The Authentic Shakespeare,...
John Webster, James Shirley, and the Melbourne Manuscript
IIN 1986 there was discovered in the muniments room at Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, the manuscript fragment of a play apparently written during the early decades of the seventeenth century. A single sheet of paper, folded once, contains 144 lines of text...
Language and Politics in the Sixteenth-Century History Play
Language and Politics in the Sixteenth-Century History Play, by Dermot Cavanagh. New York: Palgrave, 2003. Pp. x + 197. Cloth, $65.00.Reviewer: SCOTT LUCASDermot Cavanagh pursues two announced projects in Language and Politics in the Sixteenth-Century...
Mary Magdalene and the Drama of Saints: Theater, Gender, and Religion in Late Medieval England
Mary Magdalene and the Drama of Saints: Theater, Gender, and Religion in Late Medieval England, by Theresa Coletti. The Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. Pp. xiii + 342. Cloth $59.95.Reviewer: CLAIRE SPONSLERAlthough...
"My Little What Shall I Call Thee": Reinventing the Rape Tragedy in William Rowley's All's Lost by Lust
IN William Rowley's tragedy All's Lost by Lust (c.1618-20), Jacinta, a Spanish noblewoman in the court of King Roderick, acquires an unacceptable social position through no fault of her own. Left alone in the castle while her father leads an army against...
Shakespeare and the French Poet
Shakespeare and the French Poet, by Yves Bonnefoy, edited by John Naughton. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Pp. xix + 283. Paper $22.50.Reviewer: MICHAEL EDWARDSAs the carefully chosen title suggests, this book is more than a study of Shakespeare....
Shakespeare, Crypto-Catholicism, Crypto-Criticism
Shakespeare, Crypto-Catholicism, Crypto-criticism Lancastrian Shakespeare: Region, Religion and Patronage, edited by Richard Dutton, Alison Findlay, and Richard Wilson. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2003. Pp. xiii + 258. Cloth...
Shakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain
Shakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain, by Andrew Hadfield. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Pp. viii + 220. Cloth $65.00.Reviewer: NAOMI MCAREAVEYShakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain insists that English Renaissance...
Subjects to the King's Divorce: Equivocation, Infidelity, and Resistance in Early Modern England
Subjects to the King's Divorce: Equivocation, Infidelity, and Resistance in Early Modern England, by Olga Valbuena. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003. Pp. xxxi + 274. Cloth $39.95.Reviewer: SID RAYMarriage, with its irresistible metaphors and...
The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720
The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720, by Gerald MacLean. Houndmills and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Pp. xxi + 267. Cloth $59.95.Reviewer: PALMIRA BRUMMETTThere is an element of theatricality inherent...
Voyage Drama and Gender Politics, 1589-1642: Real and Imagined Worlds
Voyage Drama and Gender Politics, 1589-1642: Real and Imagined Worlds, by Claire Jowitt. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2003. Pp. vii + 240. Cloth $79.95.Reviewer: DANIEL VITKUSClaire Jowitt's monograph, Voyage Drama and Gender...
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