The idea for this paper sprang from a class in Renaissance Drama given by Brice Harris, Professor of English at Arizona State University, to whom I owe a wealth of gratitude and appreciation. As the idea grew, so did my list of indebtedness: to the members of my committee, John Ellis, Glenn O'Malley, Roger Murray, Nicholas Salerno, and especially my advisor, John Doebler, whose unfailing encouragement saw me through the "slough of Despayre," and whose wide and imaginative knowledge of the Renaissance sparked new investigations on my own. To J.J. Lamberts I am indebted for the gift of friendship, wise counsel, and whimsical wit; to Jerome Archer, the encouragement to study in England; to the members of the Phoenix Branch of the English-Speaking Union, and especially Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong III, who made the trip and the adventure of doing research at Oxford possible, I am deeply grateful. Finally, I would like to thank the staff of the Bodleian Library, Oxford; the staff, and especially Mary Isabel Fry, of the Huntington Library; and the staff of the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley for their assistance. The "finally" was premature. Thank you, Doris Powers, for enabling me to find a room of one's own at the Women's Faculty Club for the summer at Berkeley.