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English Christendom: Metonymy and Metalepsis
Egypt’s Cleopatra and England’s Kent: both appear in late Elizabethan drama as stage ciphers wherein alien and domestic identities mingle. Encounters between native and foreign representations ofExpand
Introduction: Metaphor and Social Subjectivity
Much has been written about the Renaissance project to fashion the self, even, according to Harold Bloom’s famous formulation, about the Renaissance and more specifically Shakespeare’s ‘invention’ ofExpand
Contamination, Judgment, and Friendship in Bartholomew Fair
Ben Johnson’s Bartholomew Fair (1614) explores the relationship between appetite and excess, and their counterparts, restraint and judgment. Comedy flows from Jonson’s representation of theExpand
Foreign and Native on the English Stage, 1588–1611
Introduction: Metaphor and Social Subjectivity PART I: ALTERNATIVE CLEOPATRAS Renaissance Cleopatras English Cleopatra in the 1590s: The Queen's Body Shakespeare's Cleopatra PART II: KENT ANDExpand
Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare & His Contemporaries: Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning
Michele Marrapodi, ed., Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare & his Contemporaries: Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007). 302pp. ISBN 978 0 7546 5504 6.Michele MarrapodiExpand
Kent and Synecdochal Native Identity
This chapter examines how Kent, the corner of England closest both to its capital city and to its immediate European neighbour, France, was proverbially embedded in the popular imagination in waysExpand
The Use of Legal Concepts in A Cure for a Cuckold
Recent research into the relationship between law and literature in early modern England has offered fresh insights into the ways in which legal culture helped to shape fictional narratives andExpand