Juno versus Diana: The treatment of Elizabeth I's marriage in plays and entertainments, 1561–1581 *

@inproceedings{Doran1995JunoVD,
  title={Juno versus Diana: The treatment of Elizabeth I's marriage in plays and entertainments, 1561–1581 *},
  author={Susan Doran},
  year={1995}
}
  • Susan Doran
  • Published 1995
  • History
  • In the plays and entertainments performed before the queen from 1561 to 1578, the virginity of Elizabeth was not idealized but instead marriage was celebrated as a preferable state to chastity. Robert Dudley in particular commissioned such dramatic works to assist his courtship of the queen, but the earl of Sussex, and possibly others, used masques to press on her the suit of the Archduke Charles of Austria. The iconography of chastity appeared for the first time in 1578 when Elizabeth embarked… CONTINUE READING