'In Everything Illegitimate': Imagining the Bastard in Renaissance Drama

@inproceedings{Neill1993InEI,
  title={'In Everything Illegitimate': Imagining the Bastard in Renaissance Drama},
  author={M. Neill},
  year={1993}
}
In Conan Doyle's story 'The Adventure of the Priory School' Holdernesse Hall, the country seat of that stately patriarch the Duke of Holdernesse, is threatened by a peculiar revenant. Mr James Wilder is to all appearances a modern young man who occupies the mundane post of secretary to the Duke, but he is actually a sinister intruder from the past, whose family tree reaches back, through nineteenth-century melodrama and gothic fiction, to the bastard-figures of Jacobean tragedy.2 An… Expand
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