Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England

Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 26, 2013

'"Batter'd, Not Demolish'd': Staging the Tortured Body in the Martyred Soldier
How does torture work on the stage? And how does that work align with, or provide room for a critique of, the work that torture does for the state? This essay takes up these questions through a close reading of Henry Shirley's The Martyred Soldier, first...
Drama and the Succession to the Crown, 1561-1633
Drama and the Succession to the Crown, 1561-1633, by Lisa Hopkins. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011. Pp. 188. Hardback $99.95.Reviewer: John E. Curran, Jr.Having this chance to review Lisa Hopkins's new offering, Drama and the Succession to the Crown, 1561-1633,...
"O Blood, Blood, Blood" : Violence and Identity in Shakespeare's Othello
At the moment when Othello finally becomes fully convinced of Desdemona's infidelity, he cries out "O blood, blood, blood."1 Because early modern writers participate in a collective cultural attempt to stabilize existing categories of difference by attaching...
Othello's "Malignant Turk" and George Manwaring's "A True Discourse'': The Cultural Politics of a Textual Derivation
IOTHELLO," declares a modern study, "remains a textual mystery."1 Although the essay is a useful review of existing scholarly knowledge on the complicated publication history of the play, its characterization of the play as "a textual mystery" resonates...
Shakespeare Only
Shakespeare Only, by Jeffrey Knapp. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Pp. 256. Cloth $38.00.Reviewer: James P. BednarzShakespeare Only concerns the question of what sets Shakespeare apart as a writer, and to this end Jeffrey Knapp presents...
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